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OF  THE 

STATE  OF  NEW  JERSEY 


FIRST  SERES 

VOL.  xxxvn 


VOL.  Vm  OF  CALENDAR  OF  WILLS 


DOCUMENTS 

RELATING  TO  THE 

COLONIAL,  REVOLUTIONARY  AND 
POST-REVOLUTIONARY  HISTORY 

OF  THE 

STATE  OF  NEW  JERSEY 


FIRST  SERIES— VOL.  XXXVH 


CALENDAR  OF  NEW  JERSEY  WILLS,  ADMINISTRATIONS,  Etc. 

VOLUME  VIII— 1791-1795 


Edited  and  Indexed  By 

ELMER  T.  HUTCHINSON 

CORRESPONDING  SECRETARY, 
NEW  JERSEY  HISTORICAL  SOCIETY 


Scott  Printing  Co. 

Printers 
Jersey  City,  N.  J. 


1942 


Dar. 


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THIS  VOLUME  was  prepared  and 
edited  by  authority  of  the  State  of  New 
Jersey,  at  the  request  of  the  New  Jersey 
Historical  Society. 


Calendar  of  New  Jersey  Wills 


1791,  Feb.  1.  Aaronson,  Benjamin,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Hope  Aaronson.  Fellowbondsman — John  Fowell; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  185. 

1791.  Feb.  10.  Inventory,  £4'53.16.0;  made  by  Lawrence  Minor 
and  Nathan  Rockhill.  File  11367C. 

1792,  Feb.  29.  Aaronson,  Joseph,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Samuel  Aaronson.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  WoV 
cott;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  403. 

1792,  Feb.  10.  Renunciation  by  Achsah  Vandegrifte,  late  widow 
of  Joseph  Aaronson. 

1792,  Mar.  13.  Inventory,  £8.7.9,  made  by  Joseph  Talman  and 
John  Ivins.  File  11418C. 

1794,  Feb.  11.  Aaronson,  William,  Benjamin  and  Joseph,  of  Bur- 
lington Co.  Wards,  sons  of  Joseph  Aaronson,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd. 
(Children  under  14.)  Guardian — Ezra  Black.  Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas  Aaronson;  both  of  said  Co.         Lib.  33,  p.  480;  File  11527C. 

1790,  May  25.  Abbott,  John,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  To  Anne  Hall  (daughter  of  Edward  Morris),  £50. 
Nephew,  Samuel  Abbott,  remainder  of  estate,  real  and  personal. 
Executor — Samuel  Abbott.  Witnesses — Alexander  McGowen,  Cor- 
nelius Bowne  and  Joseph  M.  Lawrie.     Proved  Dec.  15,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  208;  File  11571C. 

1792,  Dec.  28.  Abbott,  William,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Catharine,  1  large  pine  chest 
marked  W.  A.  on  the  front,  with  contents  and  cash  in  house;  also, 
2  cows,  6  sheep,  4  hogs,  1  brown  horse,  choice  of  furniture  and  pro- 
visions in  house  with  full  possession  of  plantation  during  her  life. 
Son,  Isaac,  large  brown  horse;  son,  William,  breeding  mare  called 
Tamerlane,  when  21.  Youngest  daughter,  Rebekah  Abbott,  one 
feather  bed  and  £30,  when  18.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Catharine  and 
Rebekah  Abbott,  proceeds  from  sale  of  remainder  of  movables  and 
live  stock.  Sons,  John,  Isaac  and  William,  plantation  divided  be- 
tween them,  after  wife's  decease,  and  when  youngest  son,  William, 
is  21.  Wife  and  the  3  sons,  equal  share  in  fishery  claim  called  the 
Dutch  Fishery.  Executors — eldest  son,  John,  and  son  Isaac,  and 
friend,  John  Prall,  Sr.  Witnesses — Robert  Laning,  Robert  Laning, 
Jr.,  Michael  Higgins.     Proved  Mar.  1,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  302. 

1793,  Feb.  22.  Inventory,  £161.2.9;  made  by  John  Prall  and 
Michael  Higgins.  File  1623J. 

1793,  Sept.  26.  Abbott,  William,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Samuel  Abbott  and  James  HoUoway.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Nathan  Middleton;  all  of  said  Co.  Witness — James 
Kinny,  Jr.  Lib.  33,  p.  51. 


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1793,  Sept.  23.  Inventory,  £1,198.8.6;  made  by  Nathan  Middleton, 
John  Watson  and  Marmaduke  Watson,  Jr.  File  11478C. 

1795,  Mar.  26.  Abertson,  Mary,  late  Mary  Thackery,  of  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r  —  William  Abertson.  Fellowbondsman  —  David 
Henry;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  302;  File  191BH. 

1791,  Dec.  12.  Abraham,  George,  of  Springfield,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Brother,  John  Abraham,  all  real  and  personal;  sole  heir  and 
Executor.  Witnesses — Thomas  Ewing,  Daniel  Johnes,  John  Cham- 
berlain.   Proved  June  6,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  375;  File  11419C. 

1793,  Aug.  7.  Acker,  William,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Ann  Acker.  Fellowbondsman — John  Lequear;  both  of  Amwell  Twsp., 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  313. 

1793,  July  29.  Inventory,  £227.1.2,  made  by  John  Gregg,  John 
Lequear  and  Jno.  Lambert. 

1794,  Apr.  7.    Account  by  Ann  Acker,  Adm'x.  File  1624J. 

1788,  June  25.  Ackerman,  Abraham,  L,  of  Paramus,  Franklin 
Twsp.,  Bergen  Co. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Bregie,  use  of  most  westerly  room 
of  my  dwelling  house,  and  to  be  provided  for  and  supported  by  my 
son,  Petrus,  during  her  widowhood;  also  £50,  to  be  paid  her  1  year 
after  my  decease.  Only  son,  Petrus,  all  my  real  estate,  and  place 
wherein  I  now  dwell  devised  to  me  by  my  father,  Johannes  Acker- 
man,  it  being  bounded,  southerly  by  land  of  Garret  I.  Hopper,  west- 
erly by  Anne  De  Visme  and  William  and  David  Ackerm.an,  northerly 
by  land  now  belonging  to  Andrew  A.  Hopper,  and  easterly  by  Saddle 
River.  Daughter,  Maria  (wife  of  Peter  Bogert)  £25,  to  be  paid  by 
son,  Petrus;  also  my  negro  wench  named  Yaam.  Daughter,  Eliza- 
beth (wife  of  Andrew  Hopper)  £25,  to  be  paid  by  son,  Petrus, 
and  £20,  to  be  paid  by  daughter,  Maria.  Son,  Petrus,  my  farm 
utensils,  and  wearing  apparel.  Daughters,  Maria  and  Elizabeth, 
each  V2  of  monies  on  hand,  and  all  my  credits,  such  as  bonds, 
notes  and  accounts.  To  Rachel,  Margaret  and  Marie  Blauvelt, 
(daughters  of  my  wife's  brother,  David  Blauvelt)  my  wife's 
wearing  apparel,  which  she  had  at  time  of  our  intermarriage,  to  be 
divided  between  them,  after  my  wife's  decease.  Residue  of  estate, 
including  my  negro  man,  named,  Joe,  to  be  equally  divided  between 
my  3  children.  Executoz's — son,  Petrus,  and  son-in-law,  Andrew  Hop- 
per. Witnesses — Albert  R.  Westervelt,  Anne  Westervelt,  Abr. 
Westervelt. 

1790,  May  3.  Codicil.  My  negro  wench,  Yaam,  and  all  other  slaves 
to  be  sold  and  the  monies  divided  between  my  daughters  Maria  and 
Elizabeth.  Witnesses — Garret  Ackerman,  Abr.  Westervelt.  Proved 
Sept.  19,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  524;  File  2151B. 

1790,  Mar.  10.  Ackerman,  David,  of  Kendakamack,  Bergen  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  real  and  personal  while  widow; 
also,  legacy  her  mother,  Mary  Demarest,  left  her,  and  her  main- 
tenance out  of  real  estate  should  she  marry  again.  Son,  John,  £3  as 
his  birth  right,  and  V2  real  estate  after  wife's  decease.  Son,  David, 
the  other  Vz  of  real  estate.  Daughters,  Mary,  Letty  and  Margaret, 
each  £50  when  of  age.    Personal  property  to  be  divided  between  the 


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5  children  after  wife's  decease  or  marriage.  Executors — brother, 
Richard  Ackerman,  brother-in-law,  John  P.  Durie  and  son  John.  Wit- 
nesses— Jacob  Hopper,  Peter  Cole  and  Richard  Cooper.  Proved  Mar. 
28,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  167. 

1793,  Mar.  28.  Inventory,  £126.1.0;  made  by  Jacob  Hopper  and 
Dirk  Kuyper   [Richard   Cooper].  File   2224B-2228B. 

1795,  Mar.  10.  Adams,  Abel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Tabitha  Adams.  Fellowbondsmen — David  Nelson  and  John  Cawnian ; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  302;  File  1914H. 

1794,  Feb.  24.  Adams,  Jonathan,  Sr.,  of  Burlington  Twsp.  and 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Bathsheba,  one  cow,  and  to  be  provided 
for  by  son  William.  Son,  Jacob,  to  sell  a  certain  lot  on  Second  Street, 
Philadelphia  (between  Walnut  and  Chestnut  Streets),  inherited  from 
uncle  Robert  Adams,  dec'd;  or  another  lot  near  the  Schuylkill,  in  said 
City,  which  by  some  order  of  the  Proprietors  has  been  laid  out  in 
lieu  of  the  other  lot,  because  it  was  not  built  upon.  Sons,  Jacob, 
David  and  Jonathan,  Jr.,  the  proceeds  from  either  one  of  said  lots. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth  Smith  (wife  of  Richard  Smith)  £5.  Son,  William, 
remainder  and  residue  of  real  and  personal.  Executors — sons,  Jacob 
and  William.  Witnesses — Isaac  Pearson  Rodman,  Thomas  Adams, 
Jeremiah  Adams.  Proved  Apr.  28,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  474;  File  11568C. 

1783,  Mar.  9.  Adams,  Lazarus,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  school  master;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  real  and  personal;  also 
sole  Executrix.  Witnesses — Gerusa  Kitchin,  John  Hartpence,  John 
Lake.     Proved  Mar.  20,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  114. 

1794,  Jan.  14.  Inventory,  £62.1.6;  made  by  John  Hartpence  and 
John  Roat.  File  1656J. 

1792,  Aug.  1.  Adams,  Samson,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Sister,  Violet  Adams,  best  bed,  %  dozen  silver  tea  spoons,  1  pair 
of  silver  shoe  buckles,  V2  dozen  china  cups  and  saucers  and  V2  of 
pewter  and  Queen's  ware.  Niece,  Hester  Adams,  other  half  of  pew- 
ter and  china.  Nephew,  Adam  Adams,  best  wearing  apparel.  Brother, 
Cato  Adams,  other  apparel.  Lot  at  corner  of  Queen  Street  and  road 
to  Isaac  Collins,  (given  me  by  Mr.  Cadwalader),  to  be  sold;  V2  of 
proceeds  to  Overseer  of  Poor  of  Trenton;  the  other  half  divided  be- 
tween, Robin  Moxser,  mother  Suky  (Suky  Tucker),  and  Harry  Smith. 
To  Phillis,  (house-keeper),  bed  and  furniture  in  kitchen  and  40 
shillings.  Other  personal  bequests  to  brother  Cato's  wife,  Sarah, 
Mary  Dunbar,  Dinah  Carry  and  Mrs.  West  (wife  of  John  West). 
House  and  lot  on  road  to  Hamlon's  mills  to  be  sold;  sister,  Violet 
Adams,  2/3  of  proceeds.  The  Episcopal  Church  of  Trenton,  £3;  the 
Presbyterian  Church,  £3;  the  Methodist  Church,  £3.  Remainder  to 
brother  Cato's  wife,  Sarah,  and  her  daughter,  Hester.  Executors — 
George  Ely  and  Maskel  Ewing.  Witnesses — William  Robinson, 
Martha  Justice  and  Mildred  Priest.     Proved  Aug.  15,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  226;  File  r593J. 

1791,  May  10.  Adams,  Samuel,  of  Tewksbury  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Bethemy  Adams  and  Robert  Blair,  Esq.,  of  Bed- 
minster,  Somerset  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Van  Horn,  of 
Readingtown,  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  378. 


10      NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

1791,  May  9,  Inventory,  £163.4.7,  made  by  John  Porter  and 
Abraham  Van  Horn. 

1792,  Nov.  1.    Account  by  the  Adm'rs.  File  1538J. 

1794,  Aug.  29.  Adams,  William,  of  Bethlehem  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert  Adams,  blacksmith.  Fellowbondsman — 
Henry  Dusenbery,  merchant,  both  of  said  place. 

Lib.  35,  p.  139:  File  1657J. 

1794,  Aug.  20.  Aitkinson,  James,  of  Pilesgrove,  Saiem  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  room  in  house,  a  lot  of  land  before  the  door,  one 
horse  and  one  cow,  and  £6;  also,  £10  annually.  £7  to  be  paid  by  son 
Joseph  and  £3  by  daughter  Hannah.  Son,  Joseph,  land  purchased  of 
John  Hampton  and  part  of  land  purchased  of  Jacob  Hampton,  to- 
gether with  8  acres  of  cedar  swamp  on  Haybridge  branch;  also  re- 
mainder of  movables.  Daughter,  Leah  Graves,  land  purchased  of 
Samuel  Lippincott  on  south  side  of  my  farm  and  one  acre  of  cedar 
swamp;  all  during  her  life,  then  to  her  son,  James  Graves.  Daughter, 
Hannah  Jess,  remainder  of  tract  purchased  of  Jacob  Hampton 
(situate  in  centre  of  farm,  including  dwelling  house  and  barns)  and 
one  acre  of  cedar  swamp,  during  her  life;  then  to  her  son,  James  Jess, 
or  her  surviving  children  in  case  of  his  death.  Executor — son,  Joseph 
Atkinson.  Witnesses — Lemmuel  Butler,  Thomas  Davis,  William  Wal- 
lace.    Proved  Aug.  27,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  90;  File  20471. 

1794,  Mar.  19.  Albee,  Jabish,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Ebenezer  Bedunnah  and  Phebe  Bedunnah  (formerly  wife  of  Jabish 
Albee).     Fellowbondsman — Capt.  John  Howell;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  157;  File  835N. 

1794,  June  3.  Albert,  George,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Godfrey  Rinehart.  Fellowbondsman — Baltus  Rinehart;  both  of 
Tewksbury  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  139;  File  1658J. 

1792,  Jan.  26.  Allen,  Abraham,  of  Evesham  TwsD.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Allen.  Fellowbondsman — Nathan  Lippin- 
cott; both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  407. 

1791,  June  7.  Inventory  £20.14.9;  made  by  William  Venicomb 
and  Job  Lippincott.  Fila  11420C. 

1795,  Feb.  18.  Allen,  David,  Sr.,  of  Mannington  Twsp.,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca,  use  and  profits  of  lands  until  youngest 
son  is  21;  also  1/3  of  personal  estate.  Sons,  Samuel,  Jedidiah,  David 
and  Chamless,  all  lands  to  be  divided  between  them  (son,  Samuel, 
the  part  with  house  and  buildings).  Daughters,  Hannah  Fogg,  Mary 
Bassett,  Ann  Brown,  Rebecca  Thompson,  Edith  Allen  and  Buelah 
Allen,  2/3  of  personal  estate  to  be  divided  between  them,  together 
with  wife's  1/3  after  her  decease  (what  has  already  been  given  mar- 
ried daughters  to  be  deducted  from  their  share.)  Brother,  Jedediah 
Allen  and  son-in-law,  Aaron  Fogg,  to  act  as  guardians  of  minor  chil- 
dren, should  wife  die  before  they  are  of  age.  Executors — son-in- 
law,  Joseph  Bassett,  and  brother,  Jedediah  Allen.  Witnesses — John 
Craft,  John  Wistar  and  Joshua  Reeve.     Proved  June  15,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  309. 
1795,  May  14.     Inventory,  £908.4. 8 1^;  also  £100  bequeathed  to 


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wife,  Rebecca  Allen,  in  the  hands  of  John  Denn,  Executor  of  Re- 
becca Lowden,  dec'd;  made  by  Benjamin  Smith  and  Zadock  Street. 

File  20291. 

1792,  May  22.  Allen,  John,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Ann  Allen  and  Isaiah  Allen.  Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel  Newbold;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  404. 

1792,  June  2.  Inventory,  £1,068.10.1;  made  by  Cleayton  New- 
bold  and  Joshua  Shreve.  File  11421C. 

1792,  July  12.  Allen,  John,  of  Dover,  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— James  Allen,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — John  Meirs,  of 
Shrewsbury,  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  344;  File  66'53-6654M. 

1790,  Oct.  4.  Allen,  Joseph,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Abigail,  to  be  provided  for  per  agreement  entered  into  by  us  with 
Joseph  Wade.  Son,  David,  5  shillings.  Daughters,  Sarah  Ruckman 
and  Martha  Doty,  5  shillings;  all  above  what  they  have  already  re- 
ceived. Sons,  Gideon  and  Henry,  all  my  lands  to  be  equally  divided 
between  them;  they  to  pay  my  son,  Peter,  25  shillings  a  years  for 
20  years.  Son,  William,  £25.  Grandson,  Aaron  Decamp,  £16.  Son, 
Philip,  residue  of  moveable  estate;  he  to  pay  son,  Peter,  £25.  Execu- 
tors— sons,  Gideon,  Henry  and  Philip.  Witnesses — Dibory  Clark, 
Elizabeth  Pierson,  David  Smalley.     Proved  Dec.  9,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  103. 

1792,  Nov.  13.     Inventory,  £310.16.6;  made  by  David  Smalley  and 

Jeremiah  Drake.  File  894R. 

1791,  Jan.  13.  Allen,  Joseph,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Hannah,  use  of  house  and  lots  of  land  and  movable  estate 
while  widow;  should  she  marry,  £50.  Sons,  Joseph  and  Jedidiah, 
house  and  lots  of  land,  after  marriage  or  death  of  wife;  also  re- 
mainder of  movables.  Daughter,  Meriam,  £80  (to  be  paid  by  sons). 
Executors — son,  Joseph,  and  friend,  James  Lafetra,  Jr.  Witnesses 
— Peter  Wolcott,  Manuel  Pearce,  Samuel  Lafetra.  Proved  Apr.  29, 
1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  511. 

1794,  Mar.  28.  Inventory,  £158.7.7;  made  by  Timothy  Corlis  and 
George  Corlis.  File  7187-7191M. 

1785,  Sept.  17.  Allen,  Mary,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Gabriel  Allen,  7  shillings,  6  pence. 
To  four  younger  sons  (not  named),  7  shillings  6  pence  each.  Eldest 
daughter,  Lydia  Middleton,  £50.  Youngest  daughter,  Mary  Steward, 
£100;  also  riding  horse  and  silk  gown.  Wearing  apparel  and  residue 
divided  between  five  daughters,  i.e.,  Lydia  Middleton,  Abigail  Taylor, 
Hannah  Middleton,  Patience  White  and  Mary  Steward.  Executors — 
sons-in-law,  Nathan  Middleton  and  Jacob  Middleton.  Witnesses — 
Benjamin  Linton,  John  Lippincott  and  Nathan  Robbins.  Proved 
June  3,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  239. 

1795,  June  1.  Inventory,  £475.6.11%;  made  by  Daniel  Hendrick- 
son  and  Samuel  Middleton.  File  11573C. 

1791,  May  9.  Allen,  Nancy  and  Hannah,  of  Shrewsbury,  Mon- 
mouth Co.   Wards.   Daughters  of  Ebenezer  Allen,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd; 


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they  petition  that  William  Hartshorne,  of  Middletown,  said  Co.,  be 
made  their  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  Davis;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  414;  File  6463-6466M. 

1794,  May  23.  Allen,  Robert,  of  Bedminster,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Daughter,  Catharine,  dutch  cupboard,  bed  and  bedding.  Daugh- 
ter, Hannah  (wife  of  Watson  Craig),  one  set  of  curtains.  Grand- 
daughter, Sarah  (daughter  of  son  John),  £3.  Youngest  sons,  Jeremiah 
and  Samuel,  1/3  of  3/5  of  corn;  they  to  be  bound  out  to  learn 
trades.  Other  real  and  personal  property  to  be  sold.  To  3  youngest 
sons,  James,  Jeremiah  and  Samuel,  2/3  of  proceeds  divided  between 
them,  when  of  age.  To  3  youngest  daughters,  Catharine,  Sarah  and 
Hannah,  1/3,  divided  between  them  when  of  age.  Executors — 
friends,  Capt.  William  Logan  and  Aaron  Van  Doren.  V/itnesses — 
Robert  Blair,  John  Smiley,  Robert  Chapman.     Proved  July  4,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  435. 

1794,  June  13.  Inventory,  £209.15.6;  made  by  Robert  Blair  and 
John  Bryan.  File  932R. 

1792,  Feb.  18.  Allen,  Samuel,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jacob  Allen.     Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Allen;  both  of  said  Co. 

1792,  Feb.  15.  Henry  and  David  Allen,  (sons  of  Samuel,  dec'd), 
make  request  that  Jacob  Allen  be  appointed  Adm'r.       Lib.  34,  p.  312. 

Inventory,  £25.4.0;  in  cash;  made  by  Job  Parker  and 

Henry  D'Camp.  File  7945-7948L. 

1795,  Sept.  4.  Allen,  Thomas,  of  New  Hanover  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.  Int.  Adm'r— Joseph  Shinn.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Piatt;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  252. 

1795,  Sept.  11.  Inventory,  £439.2;  made  by  Thomas  Piatt  and 
Samuel  Wright.  File  11572C. 

1792,  Feb.  2.  Allen,  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  tanner  and  cur- 
rier; will  of.  Nephew,  Nathan  Allen,  (son  of  brother  Abraham),  my 
chest  and  wearing  apparel;  also  (when  21)  house  and  lot  near  Shinn 
Town,  Evesham  Twsp.,  together  with  rents  thereof,  when  15.  Nieces, 
Mary  and  Gartrew  Allen  (under  18),  the  property  bequeathed  to 
their  brother  Nathan,  should  he  die  before  21;  also  the  rents  until 
he  is  15.  The  two  nieces,  the  residue,  when  18.  Executor — brother- 
in-law,  Nathan  Lippincott.  Witnesses — Abel  Clement,  William  Zane, 
George  Sparks.    Proved  Feb.  20,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  432. 

1792,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  £60.13.3  V^  ;  made  by  Abel  Clement  and 
William  Zane.  File  1794H. 

1791,  Sept.  7.  Allen,  Zachariah,  of  Middlesex  Co.     Int.     Adm'r — 

Robert  Ross,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Ross,  Sr. ;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  464. 

1791,  Sept.  15.  Inventory,  £125.6.0;  made  by  James  Manning  and 
Robert  Ross.  File  7687-7692L. 

1792,  Apr.  19.  Aller,  Peter,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Aller.  Fellowbondsman — Herbert  Hummer,  Sr.;  both  of 
Amwell  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  205. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  IS 

1792,  Apr.  17.  Inventory,  £569.4.5;  made  by  Charles  Reading 
and  Isaac  Gray. 

1793,  Aug.  7.    Account  by  Elizabeth  Aller,  Adm'x.       File  15 94 J. 

1795,  Dec.  1.  Ailing,  John,  Sr.,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife  (name  not  given),  book  accounts.  Son,  John,  10  acres  adjoin- 
ing Josiah  Beach,  purchased  by  testator's  father.  Sons,  Stephen  and 
Prudden,  remainder  of  above  tract  and  meadow  at  Tomkin's  Point. 
Daughters,  Matilda  and  Abby,  swamp  lot  and  orchard,  and  land  at 
Great  Swamp.  Daughter,  Abby,  negro  boy  and  £14,  to  be  paid  by 
each  of  the  3  sons  when  of  age.  Negro  wench,  Sail,  her  freedom. 
Sons  to  pay  debts.  Executors — Prudden  Ailing,  Sr.,  and  David 
Ailing.  Witnesses — Aaron  Ogden,  Uzal  Johnson,  John  Burnet. 
Proved  Dec.  21,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  488. 

1795,  Dec.  21.  Inventory,  £108.16.8;  made  by  John  Baldwin  and 
Abiel  Canfield.  File  8120-8127G. 

1784,  Dec.  30.  Allison,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Waterford,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  £200,  and  all  furniture  she  brought  with  her 
in  right  of  dower;  also  interest  and  profits  from  estate  until  chil- 
dren's legacies  become  payable.  Sons,  William,  David,  James  and 
Samuel,  £500  each.  Daughters,  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Sibyl  and  Margaret, 
£300  each.  Real  estate  to  be  sold  to  pay  children's  legacies  when  of 
age,  or  to  be  divided  between  them;  the  boys'  when  21,  and  the  girls' 
at  18.  Recommends,  poor  brother,  Joseph,  to  kindness  and  care  of 
wife  and  son,  William.  Father  and  brother  to  be  guardians  of  chil- 
dren. Executors — wife,  Martha,  father  [not  named],  brother,  David, 
son,  William,  and  Amos  Cooper.  Witnesses — Joshua  Lippincott, 
Joseph  Thornton,  Jonathan  Quicksall. 

1787,  Aug.  8.  Codicil.  Another  child  has  been  born,  named  John 
Cooper  Allison;  legacies  to  children  altered,  i.e.,  sons,  £400  each, 
and  daughters,  £200  each.  Witnesses — Nathaniel  Lippincott,  John 
Haines,  Thomas  Stokes.    Proved  June  21,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  203. 

1791,  July  26.  Inventory,  £1,554.14.1,  made  by  Thomas  Stokes, 
James  Sloan.  File  1756H. 

1791,  Aug.  4.  Allward,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Allward.    Fellowbondsman — James  Eddy;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  464. 

1791,  Aug.  24.  Inventory,  £6.11.1,  made  by  Thomas  Freeman  and 
Timothy  Bloomfield.  File  7693-7696L. 

1795,  Apr.  4.  Amermen,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Paul  Amerman,  of  said  Co.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  Wardship 
of  John  Der,  Guardian  in  Soccage,  and  having  estate  real  and  per- 
sonal; makes  choice  of  Paul  Amerman.  Guardian — Paul  Amerman. 
Fellowbondsman — Albert  Amerman;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  542;  File  968R. 

1791,  Sept.  29.  Anderson,  Cornelius,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  To  William  Larison,  my  gun  and  powder  horn. 
To  my  sister,  Fransinah  Larison,  £120.  Sister,  Zilphy  Waters,  £100. 
Sister,  Thisby  Britton,  £30.  To  my  brother's  son,  Andrew  Ander- 
son, £20.  Nephews,  Reuben  Anderson,  £20;  and  Amos  Anderson, 
£20.  To  my  brother's  daughter,  Pernelia  Palmer,  £10.  To  my  sister 
Catharine's  daughter,  Sarah  Hudnot,  my  feather  bed,  etc.     Residue 


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of  estate  equally  divided  between  my  3  sisters,  i.e.,  Thisby  Britton, 
Zilphy  Waters  and  Fransinah  Larison.  Executors — my  two  brothers- 
in-law,  Daniel  Drake  and  William  Larison.  Witnesses — Nehemiah 
Sexton,  Asa  Hart,  Neille  McGill.     Proved  Oct.  12,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  329. 

1791,  Oct.  17.  Inventory,  £462.10.8;  made  by  Nehemiah  Sexton 
and  John  Larison. 

1793,  Apr.  20.     Account  by  Dan'l  Drake  and  William  Larison. 

File  1529J. 

1792,  Aug.  23.  Anderson,  Elizabeth,  Sarah  and  Lucy,  of  Sussex 
Co.  Wards.  Children  of  John  Anderson,  of  Hardwickj  said  Co.,  de- 
ceased. Guardian — Francis  Glover.  Fellowbondsman — Mark  Thom- 
son; both  of  Hardwick,  said  Co.  Witnesses — S.  Sitgreaves  and  Thos. 
Anderson.  Lib.  34,  p.  172;  File  5168. 

1793,  Sept.  12.  Anderson,  Isaac,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Elizabeth  Anderson.  Fellowbondsman — Mark  Baldwin;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  99. 

1793,  Sept.  2.  Inventory,  £76.15.11%;  made  by  John  Stone  and 
Mark  Baldwin.  File  1839H. 

1791,  Sept.  5.  Anderson,  John,  Sr.,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r— J^ohn  Anderson,  Jr.,  of  Oxford.  Fellowbondsman — William 
Kerry,  of  Newton,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  46. 

1791,  Sept.  6.  Inventory,  £102.7.10;  made  by  Garrett  Abertson 
and  Levi  Howell.  File  495S. 

1795,  Dec.  1.  Anderson,  William  A.,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Hannah  W.  Anderson  and  Jonathan  Willis.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Holloway  W.  Hunt  and  John  Johnson;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  135;  File  615S. 

1793,  May  21.  Andrews,  [Andress]  Jacob,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  possession  of  real  and  personal 
estate  while  widow  for  use  of  educating  3  youngest  children.  3rd 
son,  Philip  and  4th  son,  Christian,  300  acre  plantation  in  Greenwich 
in  tenure  of  James  Kitchen ;  after  wife's  decease,  they  paying  the  fol- 
lowing legacies:  Eldest  son,  Martin,  £10.  2nd  son,  Jacobs  £10.  2 
eldest  daughters,  Cathren  and  Amy,  each  £10.  3rd  and  4th  daughters, 
Rachel  and  Hannah,  each  £10.  5th  son,  John  and  5th  daughter,  Mary, 
each  £10.  3  youngest  sons,  Matt,  Earned  and  David,  each  £10.  Ex- 
ecutors— wife,  Rachel,  and  son,  Philip.  Witnesses — Bamet  Andrews, 
Elizabeth  Miller,  William  Creveling.     Proved  Aug.  20,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  336. 

1793,  Aug.  9.  Inventory,  £255.17.11;  made  by  William  Creveling 
and  John  McKinney.  File  547S. 

1793,  Aug.  14,  Anthony,  Jacob,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — John  Price.  Fellov/bondsman — Jacob  James  Johnson; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  313. 

1793,  Aug.  12.  Inventory,  £86.2.2;  made  by  Joseph  Ott  and  Jacob 
James  Johnson. 

1794,  Aug.  2.    Account  by  John  Price,  Adm'r.  File  1625J. 

1789,  May  15.     Antram,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Burlington  Twap.  and  Co.; 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  16 

will  of.  Daughter,  Susanah  (wife  of  Samuel  Steward)  £30;  and  to 
her  two  daughters,  Mary  and  Sarah  Steward,  £10  each,  when  18.  To 
Daughter,  Lydia  (wife  of  Joseph  Hall)  £30;  and  to  her  two  daugh- 
ters, Hannah  and  Elizabeth  Hall,  £10  each,  when  18.  Daughter,  Mary, 
(wife  of  Joseph  Webb)  £30;  and  to  her  two  daughters,  Sarah  and 
Beanley  Webb,  £10  each,  when  18.  Daughter,  Hannah  Stratton,  £40. 
Daughter,  Sarah  Antram,  £40;  and  to  her  daughter,  Abigail,  £10 
when  18.  Daughters,  Hannah  Stratton  and  Sarah  Antram,  house- 
hold furniture.  Son,  Joseph,  all  of  plantation  where  on  I  now  live; 
also  my  share  of  cedar  swamp  bought  by  me  and  my  two  brothers, 
John  and  Zachariah;  also  my  Proprietor  Rights.  Executor — Son, 
Joseph  Antram.  Witnesses — John  Antram,  Aaron  Antram,  William 
G.  Hughes.    Proved  Dec.  27,  1791.         Lib.  32,  p.  158;  File  11359C. 

1792,  May  20.  Apgard  [Apgar],  John  Peter,  of  Lebanon  Twsp., 
Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  1/3  of  personal.  Oldest 
son,  Jacob,  10  shillings  for  his  birthright.  Children,  Margaret  Lance, 
Jacob,  Eve  Cripps,  Catharine  and  William,  the  other  2/3  of  monies 
from  sale  of  personal.  Sons,  Jacob  and  William,  all  real.  Executors 
— friend,  Herbert  Apgard,  Sr.,  and  sons  Jacob  and  William  Apgard. 
Witnesses — John  M.  Kreamer,  Jacob  Apgerd  and  Adam  Apgart. 
Proved  July  7,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  213. 

1792,  June  27.  Inventory,  £301.19.6,  made  by  John  Hoffman  and 
Jacob  Apgerd. 

1794,  Nov.  18.     Account  by  the  Executors.  File  1595J. 

1792,  Feb.  9.  Applegate,  Andrew,  Sr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Eldest  son,  Andrew,  10  shillings.  Sons,  Ebenezer,  Joseph,  Francis 
and  Zacharias,  each  10  shillings.  Eldest  daughter,  Phebe  Walton, 
10  shillings.  Youngest  daughter,  Framson  Applegate,  feather  bed 
and  6  pewter  plates.  Remainder  of  estate  to  be  sold  and  residue 
equally  divided  between  my  7  children.  Executors — son,  Andrew, 
and  friend,  Joseph  Holman,  Sr.  (son  of  Joseph  Holman).  Witnesses 
— James  Reid,  John  Wiely  and  Richard  Applegate.  Proved  Mar.  13, 
1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  310. 

1792,  Mar.  10.  Inventory,  £323.13  (real  and  personal)  made  by 
John  Wiely  and  Aaron  Bennet,  Jr.  File  7949-7955L. 

1793f  June  22.  Appleton,  Abraham,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  negro  wench,  Katy,  household  furniture 
and  use  of  house  and  lots  during  her  life;  also,  horse  and  chair,  shop 
goods  and  plate,  and  what  she  may  receive  from  her  father's  estate. 
(Said  house  and  lots  lying  between  King  Street  and  Queen  Street, 
Trenton,  having  been  purchased  by  my  father  from  Thomas  Janney 
and  willed  to  my  brother,  John,  and  myself,  being  since  conveyed  by 
John  to  me).  Daughter,  Sarah,  said  house  and  furniture  after  wife's 
decease;  also  negro  gii'l,  Nelly.  Should  daughter  die  before  21,  the 
same  to  nephew,  Abram  Appleton  Pearson  (son  of  Daniel  Pearson, 
of  Newark) ;  should  he  likewise  die  before  21,  the  same  to  his  sister, 
Elizabeth  Pearson.  Executors — wife,  Margaret,  and  friends,  James 
Moore,  of  Princeton,  and  James  Ewing,  of  Trenton.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Doan,  Alexander  Chambers,  Jr.,  John  Musgrove.  Proved 
May  12,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  129. 

1798,  Feb.  26.  Account  made  by  James  Ewingr,  one  of  the  Execu- 
tors. File  1659J. 


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1795,  Oct.  31.  Appleton,  John,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Sarah  Appleton  and  Abel  Appleton.  Fellow- 
bondsmen — William  West  and  James  Scholey;  all  of  said  Twsp.  and 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  252. 

1796,  Oct.  30.  Inventory,  £367.12.6;  made  by  William  West  and 
James  Scholey.  File  11674C. 

1778,  July  25.  Arden,  William,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  use  and  profits  of  land  while 
my  widow.  Son,  Moses,  home  plantation  and  35  acres  adjoining  lands 
of  John  and  Joseph  Hollinshead  and  Francis  Dodley;  he  paying  all 
debts  and  legacies  out  of  movable  estate.  Son,  John,  £20.  Son, 
Daniel,  (should  he  return  home),  £150,  after  decease  of  my  wife. 
Should  son  Daniel,  not  return;  grandsons,  Aaron  and  Isaac,  (sons 
of  son  John),  each  £20,  and  son,  Moses,  the  remainder.  Executors — 
friend,  Caleb  Shreve,  Sr.,  and  son,  Moses  Arden.  Witnesses — John 
Cox,  Samuel  Stokes,  Jr.,  Joseph  Stokes.    Proved  Aug.  18,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  357. 

1792,  Aug.  8.  Inventory,  £193.7.8;  made  by  Joshua  Bispham,  Jr., 
and  Jacob  HolUnshead.  File  11422C. 

1794,  June  3.  Armstrong,  Alexander,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— James  Linn.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Gaston;  the  former  of 
Bemardstown,  the  latter  of  Bedminster,  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  447;  File  933R. 

1794,  Aug.  12.  Armstrong,  Hugh,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Margaret  Armstrong.  Fellowbondsmen — William  Graham  and 
John  Marsalis;  all  of  said  Co.    Lib.  34,  p.  537. 

1794,  Aug.  14.  Inventory,  £48.10.;  made  by  David  Dette  and 
Moses  Whitlock.  File  8539r8542L. 

1794,  Aug.  12.  Armstrong,  William,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Margaret  Armstrong.  Fellowbondsmen — William  Graham  and 
Aaron  Hassert;  all  of  said  Co.        Lib.  34,  p.  536;  File  8537-8538L. 

1791,  Feb.  12.  Arney,  Daniel  and  Mary,  of  Burlington  Co.  Wards. 
Children  of  Joseph  Arney,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  wards  make  choice 
of  Joseph  Biddle.  Guardian — Joseph  Biddle.  Fellowbondsman — 
Jonathan  Barton;  both  of  said  Co.         Lib.  32,  p.  187;  File  11360C. 

1793,  Mar.  4.  Arney,  Elizabeth,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  will  of.  (Being  advanced  in  years.)  Brother,  Enoch  Haines, 
£10.  Cousin,  Cynthia  Warner,  £30,  gold  sleeve  buttons  and  residue. 
Executor — friend,  George  Budd.  Witnesses — Abraham  Griffith, 
Adam  Forker,  Rebecca  Forker.     Proved  June  14,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  458. 

1794,  June  14.  Inventory,  £112.18.3;  made  by  Peter  Shiras  and 
Joseph  Ridgway.  File  11528C. 

1795,  April  3.  Arney,  Joseph  and  Mary,  of  Burlington  Co.  Wards. 
Children  of  Joseph  Arney,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  ward- 
ship of  their  Guardian  in  Soccage,  make  choice  of  Daniel  Arney. 
Guardian — Daniel  Arney.  Fellowbondsman — John  Thorn;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  256;  File  11675C. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  17 

1791,  Mar.  21.  Arnol,  John,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
To  Sabre  Hooton,  wife  of  Sanco  Howell,  all  real  and  person  estate. 
Executor — Benjamin  Hooton,  of  Trenton.  Witnesses — Cornelius 
Cortz,  John  Hooton,  John  Brogant.     Proved  Mar.  30,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  311;  File  1540J. 

1794,  Feb.  5.  Arnold,  Robert,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Arnold.     Fellowbondsman — Silvanus  Arnold;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  156. 

1794,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £182.13.0;  made  by  Seth  Babbit  and 
Ezra  Hallsey. 

1796,  Feb.  6.  (Elizabeth  Arnold  the  Adm'x  being  dec'd).  Adm'r 
— John  Arnold.  Fellowbondsmen — Robert  Arnold  and  Benoni  Hatha- 
way; all  of  said  Co.  File  836N. 

I794,  Nov.  4.  Arrans,  Margaret,  of  Walpack,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Lodowick  Warner,  of  Sandyston,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman 
— Charles  Pemberton,  of  Nev/ton,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  179. 

1794,  Nov.  6.  Inventory,  £72.6.3;  made  by  Daniel  Decker  and 
Johannis  Westbrook.  File  582S. 

1790,  June  6.  Arven,  Cornelius,  Sr.,  of  South  Ward  of  Perth  Am- 
boy,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebeckah,  1/3  of  profits  of  estate 
while  my  widow;  should  she  marry,  her  part  of  moveable  estate  to 
sons,  John,  Jonathan  and  Peter.  Son,  James,  6  acres,  whereon  he 
now  lives,  next  to  John  Van  Kirk.  Son,  Peter,  50  acres,  whereon  he 
now  lives.  Sons,  John  and  Jonathan,  all  land  on  south  side  of  road 
whereon  I  now  live,  to  be  divided  equally  between  them.  Son,  Cor- 
nelius, £130,  to  be  paid  by  my  sons,  John,  Jonathan  and  Peter  in 
sums  of  £43.6.8.  each.  Daughter,  Phebe,  £6  a  year  for  10  years. 
Daughter,  Rebeckah,  £50.  Executors — son,  John  Arven,  and  David 
Chambers.  Witnesses — Peter  Job,  John  Van  Kirk,  Levinah  Van  Kirk. 
Proved  Nov.  16,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  460. 

1791,  Nov.  15.  Inventory,  £260.7.8,  made  by  Nathaniel  Hunt  and 
George  McArorg.  File  7697-7704L. 

1788,  Feb.  8.  Ashfield,  Mary,  of  City  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middle- 
sex Co.;  will  of.  To  niece,  Euphamia  Ashfield,  plantation  at  Cram- 
berry  whereon  Samuel  Carr  now  is  tenant;  she  to  pay  to  my  friend, 
Mrs.  Mary  Boggs,  (wife  of  Dr.  Boggs  now  in  Nova  Scotia)  £50;  or 
her  son,  Charles,  if  she  is  deceased;  and  to  pay  my  friend,  Mrs.  Stites 
of  Cramberry,  £5.  To  nephew,  Richard  Hunt,  50  acres  of  my  land  at 
New  Ark  Mountains.  Remainder  of  tract  in  Monmouth  Co.,  held  in 
partnership  with  the  heirs  of  David  Knox,  dec'd,  to  be  sold.  To  niece, 
Catharine  Shrieves,  £100.  To  nephew-in-law,  William  Wilcock,  £50; 
also  my  share  of  tract  called  Middle  Neck  in  State  of  New  York.  To 
friend,  Mrs.  Kemp,  now  in  the  Kingdom  of  Great  Britain,  £10.  To 
cousin.  Miss  Arabella  Graham,  £10.  To  relation,  Mrs.  Popham,  £10. 
To  niece,  Catharine  Ashfield  (daughter  of  my  brother  Vincent,  now 
in  England),  my  silver  sugar  casket  and  milk  pot.  To  Grace  Cook 
(daughter  of  Rev.  Samuel  Cook,  now  in  Nova  Scotia)  £10.  To  niece, 
Elizabeth  Hunt,  wearing  apparel,  silver  tea  spoons  and  tea  tongs.  To 
niece,  Euphamia  Ashfield,  all  household  furniture  and  linens.  To 
John  Williams,  when  21,  £25.  To  friend,  Robert  Morris,  Esq.,  of 
City  of  New  York,  Attorney-at-Law  and  my  niece,  Euphamia  Ash- 
field, all  my  share  of  unlocated  lands  in  East  Jersey  held  by  Proprie- 


18      NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

tary  Right.  Nephew,  Richard  Hunt,  1/3  of  residue.  Niece,  Euphamia 
Ashfield,  remainder  of  residue.  Executors — friend  Robert  Morris, 
Esq.,  and  niece,  Euphamia  Ashfield.  Witnesses — Ann  Kearny,  F. 
Skinner,  Reverand  Kearny.     Proved  Sept.  24,  1791. 

1789,  Apr.  24.  Codicil.  Richard  Hunt  having  been  given  a  deed 
to  50  acres  bequeathed  to  him,  said  bequest  to  him  is  revoked. 

Lib.  32,  p.  452;  File  7705-7710L. 

1793,  Feb.  15.  Atchley,  Benjamin,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Daniel  Atchley.  Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel  Atchley;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  232. 

1793,  Feb.  6.  Renunciation  by  Hannah  Atchley  the  widow  in  favor 
of  her  son  Daniel  Atchley  as  Adm'r. 

1793,  Mar.  5.  Inventory,  £500.14.2;  made  by  John  Wetherill  and 
Richard  Scott.  File  8159r8165L. 

1792,  Aug.  16.  Atkins,  Samuel,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Eiiakim  Littell.     Fellowbondsman — John  Littell  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  56;  File  7416-7417G. 

1794,  Oct.  4.  Atkinson,  Susannah,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Wearing  apparel  to  be  divided  between  daugh- 
ters living  at  time  of  testatrix's  decease,  daughter,  Elizabeth  Ellison, 
excepted.  Daughter,  Hannah  Beck  (widow  of  Asa  Beck),  house  and 
lot  purchased  of  Daniel  Haines,  while  she  remains  a  widow.  Re- 
mainder of  estate  to  be  divided  between  Lydia  English,  the  children 
of  John  Ellison  (their  father's  share),  Susannah  Ellis,  the  children 
of  James  Ellison  (their  father's  share),  Joseph  Ellison,  Elizabeth 
Ellison,  Hannah  Beck  and  Ezekiel  Ellison;  share  and  share  alike,  the 
children  of  John  Ellison  and  James  Ellison  to  have  only  2  shares 
amongst  my  surviving  children.  Executors — son,  Ezekiel  Ellison  and 
Hannah  Beck.  Witnesses — Philip  Bo^vne,  Thomas  Bowne  and  James 
Bowne.     Proved  Mar.  21,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  205. 

1795,  Mar.  19.  Inventory,  £342.6.1;  made  by  Philip  Bowne  and 
Joseph  Boulton.  File  11576C. 

1791,  Aug.  27.  Atkinson,  Thomas,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  life  interest  in  all  real  and  personal 
estate,  except  a  lot  of  land  in  Allentown.  Son,  Collin,  house  and  lot 
where  I  now  dwell,  purchased  of  Daniel  Hervey  and  Timothy  Smith 
(after  decease  of  wife),  he  paying  to  my  daughters,  Artemia  Peirce 
and  Phebe  Atkinson,  £50  each,  after  death  of  my  wife.  Son,  Butler, 
house  and  lot  purchased  of  Joseph  Field,  and  a  lot  in  Allentown  pur- 
chased of  executors  of  James  Rogers.  Son  Collin,  to  pay  my  daugh- 
ter, Hannah  Piatt  (if  she  outlives  her  husband  2  years),  £5;  if  she 
dies,  then  to  her  children.  Daughter,  Phebe,  a  feather  bed  and  case 
of  walnut  drawers,  when  18.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  and  sons, 
Collin  and  Butler  Atkinson.  Witnesses — Lawrence  Minor,  Eiiakim 
Higgins,  John  Black.     Proved  Nov.  16,  1791.  Lib.  82,  p.  161. 

1791,  Nov.  11.  Inventory,  £217.41,  including  notes  due  from  John 
Davis,  James  Webb,  Dioclesian  King  and  Dan'l  Thorn;  made  by  Isaac 
Cowgill  and  John  Thorn.  File  11370C. 

1794,  June  17.  Austin,  Cornelius,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Ruhamah  Austin  and  Cornelius  Austin.  Fellowbondsmen — John 
Kelley  and  John  Mayhew,  all  of  said  Co.    Lib.  38,  p.  409;  File  24481. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  19 

1792,  June  21.  Austin,  Jacob,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  2  cows,  1  horse  and  £50;  also  privileges  of 
house  and  garden  while  my  widow.  Grandchildren,  Nancy  and 
Charles,  £30  each.  Daughters,  Jane  and  Sarah,  £100  each.  Sons, 
Isaac,  Thomas,  Malan  and  Joel,  remainder  of  real  and  personal,  divi- 
ded among  them.  The  last  3  named  youngest  sons  to  be  put  to  trades 
when  14.  Executors — friend,  Thomas  Shinn,  and  son,  Isaac  Austin. 
Witnesses — ^Jonathan  Thomas,  James  Hemingway  and  Joseph  Hew- 
ston.     Proved  Mar.  25,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  24. 

1793,  Feb.  2'5.  Inventory,  £2,278.8.6;  made  by  Isaiah  Haines  and 
Lawrence  Webster.  File  11479C. 

1795,  Oct.  12.  Auten,  Capt.  John,  Jr.  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Dennis,  Jr.     Fellowbondsman — John  Auten.    Lib.  35,  p.  198. 

1795,  Dec.  29.  Inventory,  £27.1.;  made  by  John  Whitlock,  John 
Halfpenny  and  Thomas  Auten.  File  8543-8544L,  8783-8784L. 

1794,  Nov.  1.  Autin,  Powell,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Richard 
Fitz  Randolph.  Fellowbondsman — Hartshorn  Fitz  Randolph;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  157. 

1794,  Nov.  3.  Inventory,  £41.16.9;  made  by  Hartshorn  Fitz  Ran- 
dolph and  Joseph  Hill.  File  837N. 

1795,  Dec.  12.  Avise,  James,  Sr.,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  plantation  bought  of  Joseph  Avis,  together 
with  13  acres  of  woodland  adjoining,  during  her  life.  Children:  sons, 
James,  William,  Francis  B.  and  Joseph  and  daughters,  Catharine, 
Mary,  Nancy  and  Sarah  Avis,  each  an  equal  share  of  residue  of  real 
and  personal;  also  of  monies  from  sale  of  land  after  wife's  decease. 
Son  James  to  have  horse  bought  of  John  Smith.  Executors — friend 
Joseph  Harker  and  son,  James  Avis.  Witnesses — James  Stratton, 
Joseph  Avise  and  Barnaby  Owen.     Proved  Dec.  26,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  267;  File  1916H. 

1792,  Dec.  14.  Avise,  Mary,  Zillah,  Amy  and  Jane  Ann,  of  Glou- 
cester Co.  Wards.  Daughters  of  William  Avise  of  said  Co.,  dec'd. 
On  petition  of  their  mother  (now),  Mary  Cavener,  that  William 
Cavener  be  made  their  Guardian.  Guardian — William  Cavener.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Samuel  Black;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  445;Filel795H. 

1792,  June  21.  Axford,  Abraham,  of  Oxford  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  one  horse,  bridle  and  saddle,  2  cows,  6  sheep, 
and  the  management  of  plantation  until  son  Robert,  is  21;  also,  negro 
wench  named  Pol,  and  the  interest  on  £100.  Son  Robert,  to  provide 
for  his  mother  after  he  is  21,  and  pay  her  £10  yearly  for  5  years. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth  Axford,  a  feather  bed  and  £100.  Daughter, 
Jonna  Vansecol  [Van  Sickle],  bed  and  £92.  Daughters,  Sarah  and 
Anna  Axford,  each  a  bed  and  £100.  Sons,  John  and  Robert,  land  on 
south  side  of  Pequest  [creek]  and  meadow  land  father,  John  Axford, 
left  me;  to  be  divided  between  them.  Rest  of  land  to  be  sold.  Ex- 
ecutors— wife,  Sarah,  and  brothers  John  and  Samuel  Axford,  and 
son-in-law,  Samuel  Vansecol  [Van  Sickle].  Witnesses — Jeremiah 
Rolison,  David  Merrell,  Jacob  Lafler,  Cornelius  Hulick.  Proved  Aug. 
30,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  177. 

1792,  Aug.  28.  Inventory,  £419.14.11,  made  by  John  Robeson  and 
Moses  Moore.  File  517S. 


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1790,  June  30.  Ayars,  Anne,  of  Stow  Creek  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Son,  Seth  Ayars,  my  large  Bible  and  1/3  of 
real  estate.  Daughters,  Hezia  Swinney  and  Deborah  Ayars,  1/3  part 
of  real  estate  and  residue  of  personal  property  to  be  divided  between 
them.  Grandsons,  Obadiah  and  Adnah  Wood  (sons  of  my  daughter, 
Anne,  dec'd)  the  other  Vs  part  of  real  estate  to  be  divided  between 
them.  Executors — my  2  son-in-laws,  Vallantine  Swinney  and  Stephen 
Ayars.  V/itnesses — James  Robinson,  Kuria  Lennox  and  David  Ayars. 
Proved  Mar.  17,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  278. 

1791,  Mar.  11.  Inventory,  £121.9.10;  made  by  David  Ayars  and 
Caleb  Ayars.  File  lOllF. 

1791,  Sept.  19.  Ayars,  Caleb,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Naomi  Ayars.     Fellowbondsman — James  Randolph;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  181;  File  1012F. 

1794,  April  15.  Ayers,  Isaac,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Mary,  personal  estate;  also  use  and  profits  of  lands  until  young- 
est son  is  14;  should  wife  marry,  she  is  to  have  but  V2  of  personal. 
Real  estate  to  be  divided  amongst  children,  except  Anna  Dunn;  eldest 
son,  Samuel,  3  shares  to  each  daughter's  1  share  and  other  sons,  each 
2  shares  to  daughter's  1  share  (other  children,  unnamed).  Execu- 
tors— wife,  Mary,  son,  Samuel  and  Joseph  Beers.  Witnesses — Silas 
Ayers,  Seth  Gregory,  Jr.  and  William  Woodruff.  Proved  Jan.  8, 
1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  91. 

1794,  June  10.  Inventory,  £255.12.6;  made  by  Silas  Ayers  and 
Seth  Gregory,  Jr.  File  864N. 

1795,  Mar.  19.  Ayers,  Jane,  of  Morris  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of 
Phinehas  Ayers,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  Henry  Vail  and 
Jonathan  Hatheway,  Executors  of  Hannah  Ayers,  dec'd,  mother  of 
said  ward.  Guardian — Isaac  Prudden.  Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Vail;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  97;  File  892N. 

1793,  Apr.  2.  Ayers,  Reuben,  Sr.,  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.,  Middle- 
sex Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Enos  Ayers.  Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel  Ayers; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  232. 

1793,  Apr.  4.  Inventory,  £568.2.4;  made  by  Ezekiel  Ayers  and 
Joseph  Randolph.  '  File  8167-8168L,  8531-8536L. 

[1793,  Apr.  2.  Allotments  in  division  of  real  estate.  The  widow 
(Anna),  Vs  including  east  half  of  the  house  and  the  whole  of  the 
barn.  Eldest  son,  Robert,  lot  No.  1,  (52  acres)  being  easterly  part 
of  lands  Reuben  Ayers  purchased  of  Lewis  Munday,  situate  in  Wind- 
sor Twsp.,  said  Co.  Son,  Reuben,  lot  No.  2.  Heirs,  of  son  Phinehas, 
dec'd,  lot  No.  3.  Son,  Enos,  lot  No.  4.  Son,  Peter,  lot  No.  5.  Young- 
est son,  Frazee,  lot  No.  6.     Daughter,  Rhoda,  lot  No.  7. 

1793,  July  15.  Application  for  division  of  real,  made  by  Robert, 
Reuben,  Enos  and  Peter  Ayers,  sons  of  the  dec'd  Reuben  Ayers.  Said 
sons  having  another  brother  Frazee  (not  of  age),  and  a  sister, 
Rhoda;  also  in  behalf  of  the  children  of  their  dec'd  brother,  Phinehas. 

From  Orphans'  Court  Records  at  Court  House,  New  Brunswick,  N. 
J.  VoL  1,  pp.  127-133. 

"Reuben  Ayers,  died  Mar.  22,  1793  in  his  63  year.  Anna,  widow 
of  Reuben  Ayers,  died  Mar.  30,  1808  in  her  72  year;  both  buried  in 
Old  Cemetery  along  side  of  Penn.  R.R.,  at  Metuchen,  N.  J." 

The  foregoing  contributed  by  the  compiler.] 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  21 

1793,  Nov.  23.  Ayres,  Elizabeth,  of  Morris  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Phinehas  Ayres,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  Hannah  Ayres  (Guardian  in  Soccage),  and  having  real 
and  personal  estate,  makes  choice  of  Henry  Vail,  of  Hanover,  said 
Co.  Guardian — Henry  Vail.  Fellowbondsman — David  Fairchild;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  331;  File  812N. 

[Hannah  Ayres,  mother  of  said  Elizabeth  Ayres,  was  dec'd,  as 
shown  by  her  will,  proved  Sept.  2,  1793.  When  petition  was  made 
by  said  Elizabeth  that  Henry  Vail  be  her  Guardian,  and  to  further 
identify  the  said  Elizabeth  Ayres,  as  one  of  the  grandchildren  and 
an  heir  of  Reuben  Ayers,  of  Woodbridge.  Int.  the  following  deed 
is  added: 

1798,  Jan.  1.  Deed.  Jacomiah  Johnson  and  Elizabeth,  his  wife, 
of  Hanover  Town,  Morris  Co.;  for  £35,  sells  to  Robert  Ayres,  of 
Windsor  Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co.,  'all  the  V2  of  2  tracts  of  land  undivi- 
ded', which  lands  being  part  of  the  estate  of  Reuben  Ayres,  of  Wood- 
bridge  Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co.,  dec'd,  and  set  off  by  order  of  the 
Orphans'  Court  at  New  Brunswick,  to  the  heirs  of  Phinehas  Ayres, 
dec'd,  Apr.  2,  1793. 

(From  Deed  Bk.  5,  p.  450 — County  Clerk's  Office,  Court  House, 
New  Brunswick,  N.  J.)     Contributed  by  the  Compiler.] 

1793,  July  3.  Ayres,  Hannah,  of  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Daughters, 
Elizabeth  and  Jain,  real  and  personal  divided  between  them  when  of 
age.  Executors — neighbors,  Henry  Vail  and  Jonathan  Hathaway. 
Witnesses — Richard  Woods,  Wm.  Rolfe,  Stephen  Moore.  Proved 
Sept.  2,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  321. 

1793,  July  20.  Inventory,  £30.16.6;  made  by  Ezekiel  Howell  and 
Joseph  Card.  File  8  UN. 

1795,  Feb.  27.  Ayres,  Isaac,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  wife  use  of  lands  for  bringing  up  4  youngest 
children,  i.e.,  Daniel,  John,  Mary  and  Catharine;  also  houses  said 
wife  brought.  Son,  Jedediah,  £20,  when  youngest  child  comes  of  age; 
estate  then  to  be  divided  between  all  the  children.  Sons,  Isaac, 
Jedediah,  Daniel  and  John,  each  2  shares.  Daughters,  Mary  and 
Catharine,  each  1  share.  Executors — friend,  Joseph  Freeman,  Jr. 
Witnesses — John  Vermule,  Reuben  Ayers,  Robert  Ross,  Jr.  Proved 
Dec.  29,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  183. 

1795,  Mar.  12.  Inventory,  £163.7.6;  made  by  Matthew  Freeman 
and  Israel  Thornal.  File  8545-8552L. 

1792,  Oct.  29.  Babbit,  Isaac,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman;  will 
of.  Wife,  (not  named),  remainder  of  estate.  Brother,  Seth,  of 
Mendham,  £10.  Brother,  Job,  at  Redstone,  £10.  Brother,  Elkanah, 
at  Rockaway,  £20.  Brother,  David,  of  Mendham,  £10.  Sister,  Mary 
Bennam,  at  Roxbury,  £10.  Sister,  Martha  Lyon,  at  Morristown,  £10. 
Sister,  Sarah  Dunlap,  at  Sussex,  £10.  Cousin,  Steven  Babbit,  of 
Mendham,  £10.  To  Henry  Fordham  Smith,  £10,  when  21.  To  First 
Presbyterian  Church  of  Mendham,  £100  in  trust  for  use  of  the 
church.  Executor — Artemus  Day,  of  Mendham.  Witnesses — Hannah 
Carr,  Pamela  Day,  William  Hudson.     Proved  Nov.  21,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  154;  File  780N. 

1794,  Dec.  23.     Babcock,  Joseph,  of  South  Branch,  Somerset  Co., 


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joiner;  will  of,  Bi'other,  Thomas  Babcock,  £15.  To  brother  Ben- 
jamin's eldest  son,  £15.  To  late  wife's  grandson,  Joseph  (son  of  John 
Van  der  Veer),  £15.  To  Peter  Stryker  Van  der  Veer  (son  of  late 
wife),  carpenter's  and  joiner's  tools.  To  John  Van  der  Veer,  Peter 
S.  Van  der  Veer  and  Cornelius  Van  der  Veer  (sons  of  late  wife), 
wife's  wearing  apparel.  Estate  to  be  sold.  Brother,  Benjamin,  %: ; 
the  5  children  of  brother,  Thomas,  by  his  first  wife,  Vi  ;  of  the  re- 
maining %,  to  John  Van  der  Veer  and  Peter  S.  Van  der  Veer,  each 
2  shares  and  the  other  one  share  to  be  paid  to  Cornelius  Van  der 
Veer  as  he  may  need  it.  Executors — brother,  Benjamin  Babcock, 
Peter  Stryker,  of  Middlebush,  and  Peter  Stryker  Van  der  Veer.  Wit- 
nesses— Henry  H.  Schenck,  Joseph  Doty,  George  Hall,  Proved  Jan. 
1,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p,  531, 

1794,  Dec,  23,  Inventory,  £886.13.7%  ;  made  by  Abner  Huff  and 
Thomas  E,  Hall,  File  969R, 

1781,  Apr.  18.  Bacon,  John,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife  (name  not  given),  profits  of  land  until  sons,  John 
and  Job,  are  21.  Son,  John,  to  have  land  with  buildings  on  west  side 
of  road,  with  piece  of  salt  marsh  joining  Edmond  Bacon  and  others. 
Son,  Job,  rest  of  land  and  marsh  on  west  side  of  road;  also  piece  of 
woodland  bought  of  Isaac  Stethem.  Should  either  John  or  Job  die 
before  21,  his  share  to  go  to  my  youngest  son,  George,  Movable 
estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  wife,  son,  George,  and  my  2 
daughters,  Ann  and  Elizabeth  Bacon,  Executrix — the  wife  [she  signs, 
"Mary  Bacon"],  Witnesses — Charles  Bacon,  Philip  Dennis  and 
Jonathan  Dennis. 

1790,  Oct,  10.  Codicil,  Expense  of  the  education  of  son,  George, 
to  be  deducted  out  of  personal  estate.  Witnesses — Philip  Dennis, 
Samuel  Reeve,  Nathaniel  Reslon  (?).     Proved  July  23,  1791. 

Lib,  32,  p,  270, 

1791,  May  24,     Inventory,  £1,55'5.2.10;  made  by  Charles  Bacon. 

File  1013F, 

1792,  Sept.  24.  Bacorn,  Dennis,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Frederick  Bacorn.  Fellowbondsman — William  Gould;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib,  34,  p.  57. 

1792,  Feb.  1.  Inventory,  £42.14.;  made  by  William  Gould  and 
Justice  Bennet.  File  7418-7423G, 

1791,  Apr,  25.  Badcock,  Abigail,  of  Great  Egg  Harbour  Twsp., 
Gloucester  Co.,  (relict  of  Return  Badcock,  dec'd) ;  will  of.  Daughter, 
Mary  Smith,  a  long  gown  and  a  pewter  platter.  Son,  Jonathan  Bad- 
cock, riding  waggon  and  harness.  Daughter,  Abigail  Townsend,  one 
mare  and  saddle,  best  feather  bed,  a  pewter  platter  and  wearing  ap- 
parel. Grand  children,  i.e.,  Cresse  Townsend,  Daniel  Cresse,  Return 
Badcock  and  Judith  Hickman,  5  shillings  each.  Negro  man.  Sharper, 
to  be  set  free.  Children,  David  Badcock,  Jonathan  Badcock  and 
Abigail  Townsend,  the  residue.  Executors — daughter,  Abigail  Town- 
send,  and  son,  Jonathan  Badcock.  Witnesses — Joshua  Garwood,  Wm, 
Ewing,  Thomas  Garwood,  Jr,     Proved  Mar,  20,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p,  421, 

1791,  Dec,  2,  Inventory,  £90,6,1;  made  by  Peter  Frambes  and 
Joshua  Garwood.  File  1796H. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  23 

1794,  May  10.  Badgley,  George,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Isaac  Badgley.     Fellowbondsman — John  Noe;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  156. 

1794,  Apr.  13.  Renunciation  by  Esther  Badgley,  the  widow.  Wit- 
nesses—Jonathan Fairchild  and  Thomas  Badgley. 

1794,  May  5.  Inventory,  £95.7.9;  made  by  Henry  Vail  and 
Jonathan  Fairchild.  File  83 8N. 

1793,  Sept.  13.  Badgley,  John,  of  Essex  Co. ;  will  of .  Wife,  Char- 
ity, 1/3  of  real  and  personal.  Son,  Samuel  Force  Badgley,  20  acres, 
south  end  of  farm  joining  property  of  Isaac  Cooper,  dec'd,  when  21. 
Son,  Thomas  Palmer  Badgley,  20  acres,  north  side  of  road  adjoining 
P.  Coyler's  land  and  land  of  Denis  Spier,  when  21.  Daughters,  (8), 
i.e.,  Sarah,  Susannah,  Hannah,  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Jenet,  Rachel  Tucker 
and  Lecta,  remainder  of  lands  divided  between  them.  Residue  of 
personal  to  be  divided  as  Executors  think  best.  Executors — wife, 
Charity,  and  the  Rev.  Stephen  Grover.  Witnesses — William  Burnett, 
Jr.,  Henry  Bush,  Denis  Spier.  Proved  Oct.  23,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  174. 

1793,  Oct.  23.     Inventory,  £71.5.0;  rendered  by  the  Executors. 

File  7616-7627G. 

1794,  Mar.  7.  Baird,  William,  of  the  Western  Precinct,  Somerset 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — ^John  Baird,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — 
Abraham  Van  Arsdale,  of  Hillsborough,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Wm. 
Mc  Eowen,  Martha  Mc  Eowen.  Lib.  33,  p.  446. 

1794,  Mar.  14.  Inventory,  £154.9.10;  made  by  Abraham  Beekman 
and  Barent  Cornell.  File  934R. 

1791,  Oct,  5.  Bake,  Christopher,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Peter  Bake,  George  Bake  and  Henry  Bake.  Fellowbondsman — 
John  Phillips;  all  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  said  Co.     Lib.  32,  p.  376. 

1791,  Sept.  6.  Inventory,  £229.16.8,  made  by  Derrick  Hogeland 
and  John  Phillips. 

1792,  Aug.  25.     Account  by  the  Adm'rs.  File  r541J. 

1790,  June.  Baker,  John  Head,  of  Phila.,  Penna.,  hatter;  will  of. 
(A  copy.)  To  George  Taylor,  a  double  barreled  gun,  and  favorite 
Juno.  Sister,  Sarah  Dunn,  my  mare  Eliza.  To  Joseph  Dunn,  a  gun 
now  in  his  possession.  Father  (not  named),  all  tools  and  utensils  in 
the  hatter  shop.  To  Mary  Brenin,  (house-keeper),  £50  and  house- 
hold furniture.  To  (supposed)  daughter,  Ninon  Head  Baker,  re- 
mainder of  property  when  18.  (Invoice  of  hats  to  be  sent  to  David 
Shoemaker,  Phila.,  hatter.)  Executors — friend  Standish  Forde  and 
John  Head,  Jr.  Witnesses — Geo.  Taylor,  Richard  M.  Baker  and  J. 
H.  Gibbons.  Lib.  34,  p.  203. 

1791,  Nov.  23.  Adm'rs — ^Joseph  Baker  and  Samuel  Baker.  (Stan- 
dish  Forde,  having  renounced,  and  John  Head,  Jr.,  the  other  executor 
being  dec'd.)  [From  record  in  Register's  Office  at  Phila.  Copy 
certified  Feb.  2,  1792.] 

1792,  Mar.  20  (Hunterdon  Co.,  N.  J.)  Int.  Letters  of  Adminis- 
tration granted  to  Joseph  Baker,  of  Philadelphia,  Penna.,  with  copy 
of  will  annexed.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Higbee,  of  Trenton,  said 
Co.  File  1596J. 

1787,  Oct.  3.    Baker,  Timothy,  Sr.,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co.; 


24      NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

will  of.  Son,  Joseph,  all  lands  in  Maidenhead  adjoining  lands  of 
Thomas  Smith  and  Stephen  Johnes;  also,  bond  for  £40  due  from 
Henry  Mershon,  one  for  £14  due  from  himself,  a  new  great  coat,  500 
rails  and  200  white  oak  posts;  also  2  hogshead  of  cider  and  15 
bushels  of  apples,  annually.  Sons,  Timothy  and  Samuel,  home  planta- 
tion, adjoining  lands  of  Jasper  Smith  and  Job  Pearson  on  road  to 
Princeton,  with  crops,  to  be  divided  between  them;  Timothy  to  have 
my  clock  and  Samuel,  my  looking-glass.  Grandson,  William  (son  of 
Samuel),  my  nankeen  suit  and  gun.  Daughter,  Hannah  Baker,  £50, 
to  be  paid  by  sons  Timothy  and  Samuel;  also  2  milk  cows,  one  riding 
mare,  one  corner  cupboard,  one  chest  of  drawers  and  the  privilege 
of  a  room  in  house.  Daughter,  Susannah  Scudder,  £50,  (to  be  paid 
by  sons  Timothy  and  Samuel).  Daughter,  Mary  Knox,  £50  (to  be 
paid  by  Timothy  and  Samuel).  The  3  daughters,  remainder  of  mov- 
ables, to  be  divided  between  them.  Executors — son,  Timothy,  and 
son-in-law,  Samuel  Knox.  Witnesses — Jasper  Smith,  Henry  Pierson, 
Job  Pearson.     Proved  May  1,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  110. 

1787,  Dec.  22.  Inventory,  £179.16.8;  made  by  Jasper  Smith  and 
Job  Pearson.  File  1660J. 

1794,  May  7.  Baker,  Timothy,  Jr.,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Nephew,  William  Baker  (son  of  brother  Samuel), 
lands  whereon  I  now  live  devised  to  me  by  my  father,  Timothy 
Baker;  if  he  dies  under  age  without  issue,  said  land  to  nephew,  Ben- 
jamin Baker  (son  of  brother,  Joseph).  Brother,  Joseph,  certificates 
for  £90,  bay  horse  and  V2  of  cattle.  Sister,  Hannah  Baker,  riding 
chair;  also  her  support  out  of  the  farm.  Sister,  Mary  Knox,  bay 
mare,  V2  of  cattle;  also  my  share  of  bonds  held  with  brother  Samuel. 
Sister,  Susannah  Lobden,  £10,  to  be  paid  by  brother  Samuel,  Execu- 
tors— brother-in-law,  Samuel  Knox,  and  Capt.  Joseph  Scudder,  Jr. 
Witnesses — Benjamin  Van  Cleve,  Job  Pearson,  Jasper  Smith.  Proved 
Aug.  2,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  119. 

1794,  June  12.  Inventory,  £243.10;  made  by  Job  Pearson  and 
Jasper  Smith.  File  1661  J. 

1795,  Feb.  5.  Baldwin,  Cyrus,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Henry 
Baldwin.    Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Williams;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  498. 

1795,  Feb.  10.     Inventory,  £19.'5.6;  made  by  John  Dod,  Jr.,  and 

Caleb  Tichenor.  File  8128-8133G. 

1795,  Aug.  11.  Baldwin,  Ephraim,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Phebe  Baldwin  and  Samuel  Perry.  Fellowbondsman — Arthur  Perry; 
all  of  said  Co. 

1795,  Aug.  12.  Inventory,  £86.3.6;  made  by  Enos  Martin  and 
Stephen  Fordham.  Lib.  33,  p.  498;  File  8134-8137G. 

1795,  Mar.  16.  Baldwin,  Isaac,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Elias 
Baldwin,  of  said  Co.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  wardship  of  his 
Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Jeremiah  Ballard,  Esq.  Guard- 
ian— Jeremiah    Ballard.      Fellowbondsman — Samuel    Morse. 

Lib.  33,  p.  502;  File  8138-8140G. 

1792,  Oct.  9.  Baldwin,  Joseph,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  (not  named),  1/3  of  estate;  she,  together  with  such  daughters 
who  remain  unmarried,  to  continue  to  live  in  my  dwelling  house  and 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  25 

be  maintained  by  son,  Ezra.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Abby,  each  £300. 
Daughters,  Unice  and  Sarah,  each  £400.  To  friend,  Benjamin  Coe, 
in  trust  for  daughter,  Comfort,  wife  of  Joseph  Brown,  £400;  the  in- 
terest to  be  paid  her,  and  the  principal  to  her  issue  at  her  decease. 
Legacies  to  be  paid  2  years  after  my  decease.  Son,  Ezra,  rest  and 
residue  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Executors — son,  Ezra,  and  friend 
Benjamin  Coe.  Witnesses — Alex.  C.  MacWhorter,  Thomas  Griffith, 
Josiah  Baldwin.     Proved  Dec.  26,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  72. 

1792,  Nov.  21.  Inventory,  £1,367.9.9,  made  by  Robert  Nichols 
and  Ebenezer  Baldwin.  File  7424-743 IG. 

1794,  Dec.  5.  Baldwin,  Joseph,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Sarah 
Baldwin  (widow)  and  David  D.  Crane.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  T, 
Crane;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  395;  File  7848-7851G. 

1789,  .     Baldwin,  Mary,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co., 

widow  of  Moses  Baldwin;  will  of.  To  grand  daughter,  Mary  Lam- 
bert, (daughter  of  John  Cad.  Lambert,  dec'd),  my  wearing  apparel, 
silver  shoe  buckles,  and  lookinglass,  which  my  son,  Jeremiah  Lam- 
bert, gave  me;  also  £7.10.  To  grandson,  John  Lambert  (son  of  John 
Cad.  Lambert,  dec'd),  large  Bible,  trunk  that  was  Jeremiah  Lam- 
bert's and  £7.10.  To  cousin,  Elizabeth  Cromwell  (wife  of  James  O. 
Cromwell),  my  case  of  bottles.  Daughter-in-law,  Mary  Hunt  (wife 
of  David  Hunt),  my  brass  and  tea  kettles.  To  Amos  Hunt  (son  of 
David  and  Mary  Hunt),  £5.  To  John  Allen  (son  of  Elijah  and  Han- 
nah Allen),  £5.  Daughters-inrlaw,  Mary  Hunt  and  Elizabeth  Titus, 
and  grand  daughter-in-law  Deborough,  remainder  of  estate;  except 
£5  to  be  reserved  for  my  son,  Daniel  Lambert,  if  he  or  his  heirs  come 
to  receive  it  within  2  years  after  my  decease.  Executors — sons-in- 
law,  David  Hunt  and  Samuel  Titus.  Witnesses — John  Fidler, 
Jonathan  Bunn,  Mary  Bunn.     Proved  Aug.  27,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  361. 

1791,  Aug.  26.  Inventory,  £70.1.4,  made  by  Richard  Hankins, 
Jonathan  Bunn. 

1795,  Sept.  2.     Account  by  both  Executors.  File  1542J. 

1795,  July  16.  Baldwin,  Silas,  Sr.,  of  Newark  Twsp.,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Phebe,  2  cows  and  use  of  1/3  of  lands  while  widow. 
Son,  Ephraim,  38  acres  (east  side  of  farm,  including  10  acres 
bought  of  Joseph  and  Nathaniel  Crane).  Sons,  Ebenezer  and  Silas, 
remainder  of  lands,  when  21.  2  daughters,  Rachel  and  Mary,  each 
£14,  when  son,  Silas,  is  21.  Daughters — Elanor  and  Nancy,  £30  each, 
when  son,  Silas,  is  21.  Daughter,  Phebe,  2  heiffers  and  £24.  Execu- 
tors— wife,  Phebe,  and  son,  Ephraim.  Witnesses — Justus  Burnet, 
Joseph  Campbell,  Mary  Gilderslieve.     Proved  Aug.  11,  179'5. 

Lib.  33,  p.  487. 

1795,  Aug.  20.     Inventory,  £207.8.0;  made  by  Abner  Crowell. 

1795,  Aug.  11.  Phebe  Baldwin  and  Ephraim  Baldwin,  the  execu- 
tors being  dec'd.  Adm'r — Abner  Crowell  and  Nathan  Squire.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Job  Brown,  all  of  said  Co.  File  8142-8151G. 

1791,  Apr.  25.  Baldwin,  Thomas,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  To  cousin,  Jemima  Hoff  (wife  of  Joseph  Hoff),  bond 
for  £50,  on  Joseph  Moore.  Nephew,  Thomas  Baldwin,  son  of  my 
brother  Elnathan,  bond  on  Benjamin  Fitch  for  £17.     Nephews,  sons 


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of  brother,  Elnathan,  i.  e.,  Enos,  Woolsey  and  Israel  Baldwin,  £10 
each.  To  brother,  Elnathan,  wearing  apparel.  Sister,  Mary  Baldwin, 
widow  of  Moses  Baldwin,  2  cows,  3  sheep  and  3  hoggs.  To  friend, 
Martha  Craven,  for  her  care  and  attention  of  me,  my  bed.  To  cousin, 
David  Baldwin,  the  residue.  Executor — cousin,  David  Baldwin.  Wit- 
nesses— Thomas  Carven,  Abraham  Cornell,  Thos.  Bullman.  Proved 
June  21,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  363. 

1791,  June  18.  Inventory,  £199.15.4,  made  by  Thos.  Bullman  and 
Jesse  Hunt.  File  1543J. 

1794,  Mar.  8.  Ball,  Nancy,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of 
Stephen  Ball,  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  wardship 
of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Aaron  Winans,  of  said 
Co.  Guardian — Aaron  Winans.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Wynans; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  395;  File  7852-78550. 

1792,  June  9.  Ball,  Samuel,  [Capt.],  of  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rebeckah,  all  household  furniture;  the  bay  mare,  and  %  of  the 
sloop  called,  "Rebecca";  also  all  stock  of  cattle.  Cousin,  Samuel 
Richards,  the  other  half  of  the  Sloop  Rebecca,  and  the  gray  mare. 
Executors — wife,  Rebecca,  and  Samuel  Richards. 

1792,  June  9.  Codicil.  Samuel  Richards  not  to  have  his  bequest 
until  after  all  debts  are  paid.     Proved  July  23,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  438. 

1792,  July  19,  Inventory,  £62.18.,  made  by  James  Dickey  and 
Simon  Lucas.  '    File  1797H. 

1794,  Feb.  10.  Bancraft,  Samuel,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Charles  Allen,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — Ellis  Hughes,  yeoman; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  109;  File  599E. 

1795,  May  30.  Banks,  Josiah  Ogden,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Josiah  Beach.    Fellowbondsman — Israel  Beach;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  499;  File  81'52-8153G. 
1794,  Oct.  7.  Banta,  Jacob  Johannes,  of  the  City  of  New  York, 
mason;  will  of.  Wife,  Alty,  whole  of  estate  during  her  widowhood. 
Son,  John  S.  Banta,  40  shillings  for  his  birthright.  Sons,  John  S. 
and  Abraham  J.,  an  equal  division  of  estate  after  wife's  de- 
cease or  marriage.  Executors — wife,  Alty,  Brothers,  Derrick 
Banta,  Aaron  Banta,  Sieba  Banta  and  son,  John  S.  Banta,  Wit- 
nesses— Charles  Craft,  Amos  Conning  and  Jacob  Ackerson.  Proved 
Dec.  19,  1794,  at  Hackensack,  Bergen  Co.,  N.  J. 

Lib.  35,  p.  66;  File  2373B. 

1794,  Dec.  2.  Barber,  Aquilla,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mariba,  use  and  profits  of  plantation  together  with 
timber  lot  purchased  of  Benjamin  Whithall,  Sheriff,  and  sold  as  prop- 
erty of  Thomas  Denny;  also  stores  of  provisions  and  1/3  of  per- 
sonal, while  my  widow.  Remainder  of  personal;  also  estate  left  wife 
while  widow,  to  be  sold  and  the  proceeds  divided  equally  between 
children  (unnamed),  when  of  age.  Executors — friend  and  brother- 
in-law,  Henry  Shute  and  eldest  son,  Samuel  Barber.  Witnesses — 
George  Avise,  Hannah  Avise  and  Gideon  Denny.  Proved  April  4, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  287. 

I  No  date.]  Inventory,  £301.11.2;  made  by  Gideon  Denny  and 
John  Smith.  File  1917H. 

1795,  Feb.  22.     Barber,  John,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 


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will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  home  farm  of  120  acres;  he  paying  £300  for 
same;  also,  all  farming  utensils.  Grandson,  John  Barber  (son  of  son 
Samuel),  £50,  when  21.  Plantation  of  109  acres  bounded  south  by 
AUishockey  Creek,  west  by  land  of  Isaac  Lawrence,  north  by  land 
of  Andrew  Larrison  and  east  by  William  Taylor,  and  whereon  my 
grandson,  John  Curry,  now  lives;  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Margaret 
Curry,  V4,  of  residue,  during  her  life;  then  to  be  divided  between  her 
6  children,  i.e.,  John,  Robert,  Samuel,  Margaret,  Catharine  and 
Eliada  Curry.  Daughters,  Eliada  Romine  and  Jemima  Hoppock,  each 
^  of  residue.  Grandchildren  (children  of  dec'd  daughter  Susanna 
Lambert)  i.e.,  Sarah  Coryell,  Amy  Hoppock,  Acsah  Dennis  and 
Catharine  Larrison  (they  being  the  daughters  of  John  and  Susanna 
Lambert),  the  remaining  M  of  residue,  to  be  divided  between  them. 
Executors — son,  Samuel  Barber,  and  son-in-law,  John  Lambert.  Witr 
nesses — William  Taylor,  Sam.uel  Brewer  and  Robert  Naylor.  Proved 
Aug.  5,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  162. 

1795,  Aug.  1.  Inventory,  £335.0.10;  made  by  Samuel  Brewer  and 
William  Taylor. 

1802,  Feb.  4.  Account  by  the  Executors;  total  £1073.2.  File  1699J. 

1791,  Aug.  3.  Barber,  Peter,  of  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Anne,  1  cow,  goods  she  brought  with  her,  £6  and  use  of  place  while 
widow.  Movables  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  between  children, 
Mary  Hires,  Peter,  Joseph,  son  Edward's  2  daughters  (not  named) 
and  John;  the  same  to  have  proceeds  of  real  estate  after  wife's  de- 
cease. Executors — son,  Joseph  Barber,  Garret  Hires  and  Zachariah 
Hankson  [Hankins].  Witnesses — Samuel  Runnels,  Cate  Runnels, 
Mathias  Van  Kirk.     Proved  Feb.  15,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  233. 

1793,  Feb.  9.     Inventory,  £23.16.;  made  by  Joseph  Stillwell. 

File  6793-6800M. 

1794,  Dec.  15.  Barclay,  Thomas,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Daniel  Lundy  and  Samuel  Laing.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Shotwell;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  178. 

1794,  Dec.  18.  Inventory,  £16.5.2;  made  by  Lewis  Dennis  and 
Jesse  Dennis. 

1795,  Mar.  7.  Further  inventory,  £13.14.3;  made  by  Josiah  Dyer 
and  George  Lundy.  File  583S. 

1793,  Nov.  7.  Bard,  Peter,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Edward 
Dunlop  of  Newton,  said  Co.  Fellov/bondsman — James  Parker,  Esq., 
of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  341;  File  548S. 

1795,  Aug.  13  Bard,  Peter,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Thomas  Paul.     Fellowbondsman — James  Parker;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  199;  File  8553-8554L. 

1792,  Feb.  28.  Barkeloo,  Jan,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Nephew,  James  Vanetter,  26  acres  with  buildings  at  easter- 
most  end  of  plantation;  also,  1  sorrel  mare,  1  cow,  1  waggon  and 
harness,  1  plough  and  harrow,  1  feather  bed,  1  pine  chest  and  1  large 
cupboard.  Nephew,  John  Bonnell,  (son  of  Leanah  Bonnell,  daughter 
of  James  Barkeloo),  50  acres  at  westermost  end  of  plantation;  also 
1  brown  colt.  Rest  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  equally  divided  between 
brothei'S  and  sisters,  (not  named).  Executors — Richard  Opdyke  and 
William  Lowrey.  Witnesses — Joseph  Sherred,  Hugh  Menagh  and 
Michael  Stack. 


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1792,  Mar.  12.  Codicil.  Nephew,  James  Vanetter,  1  fowling  piece, 
1  black  walnut  table,  6  chairs  and  clothing;  also  use  of  whole  planta- 
tion until  John  Bonnell  is  21.  Witnesses — Wm.  McGill  and  Joseph 
Sherred.     Proved  May  1,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  208. 

1792,  Apr.  26.  Inventory,  £83.18.1^;  made  by  John  Vorhis  [Voor- 
hees]  and  Henry  Scott.  File  1597J. 

1791,  Feb.  11.  Barkelow,  Daniel,  Sr.,  of  Freehold  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Lydia,  profits  of  lands  until  youngest  son 
Daniel  is  of  age;  then  1/3  profits  of  land;  should  she  marry,  then  to 
have  household  furniture  she  brought  with  her,  3  cows  and  £50.  The 
3  sons,  Dirick,  Nicholas  and  Daniel,  to  have  equal  division  of  land 
when  Daniel  is  of  age.  Grandchildren,  Yonitye,  Elizabeth,  Honce 
and  Anne  Conine,  each  £10,  to  be  paid  by  the  3  sons  when  of  age. 
Residue  to  the  3  sons.  Executor — wife,  Lydia,  and  son,  Dirick.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Barkalow,  Denise  Forman,  Jr.,  John  Forman.  Proved 
Aug.  14,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  521. 

1795,  Aug.  8.  Inventory,  £241.19.0;  made  by  John  Craig  and  John 
Forman.  File  7193-7199M. 

1792,  Aug.  8.  Barkley,  John,  of  Bedminster  Twsp.,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £20,  one  bed  and  bedding  and  1  cow.  Re- 
mainder of  estate  (real  and  personal)  to  be  sold  in  7  years  and 
equally  divided  between  my  wife  and  all  my  children  [not  named  |. 
Sons  to  receive  their  share  when  21,  and  youngest  daughter  when  18. 
Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  son,  James.  Witnesses — Thos.  Berry, 
Thos.  Alston,  David  Dunham.     Proved  Aug.  27,  1792.     Lib.  34,  p.  97. 

1792,  Aug.  16.  Inventory,  £445.17.7,  made  by  Thos.  Berry  and 
Thos.  Alston.  File  896R. 

1794,  Oct.  4.  Barlow,  Thomas,  of  Hardyston,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Noah  Talmadge.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Ogden;  both  of 
said  place.  Lib.  35,  p.  179;  File  586S. 

1790,  May  29.  Barnes,  John,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  14  acres  at  Barnesborough;  also  £100.  Son- 
in-law,  Arthur  McElwane  and  Ann,  his  wife,  plantation  purchased  of 
Michael  Harp  of  158  acres,  and  adjoining  tract  of  105  acres  pur- 
chased of  George  Emlin  on  westerly  side  of  the  Creek;  also  2  acres 
of  cedar  swamp  purchased  of  Thomas  Denny,  Esq.  Son-in-law, 
Ward  Pearce  and  Rachel,  his  wife,  70  acres  purchased  of  Thomas 
Denny,  Esq.,  bounding  on  their  other  premises.  Grandson,  John  Mc- 
Elwane, plantation  of  100  acres  back  in  the  woods,  purchased  of 
Thomas  Denny,  Esq.  Granddaughter,  Hannah  Parker,  £100  when  18. 
Granddaughter,  Sarah  Harper,  £25,  when  18.  House  and  ground 
purchased  of  William  Beatie,  lying  in  District  of  Southwark  ouside 
Philadelphia,  Penna.,  to  be  sold.  Residue,  divided  between  wife  and 
granddaughters.  Executors — sons-in-law,  Arthur  McElwane  and 
Ward  Pearce.  Witnesses — Uriah  Paul,  Isaac  Flaningan,  John  Mor- 
gan.   Proved  Mar.  20,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  95;  File  1840H. 

1794,  May  IS.  Barnes,  John,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Richard  Throckmorton.  Fellowbondsman — Moore  Furman;  both  of 
the  City  of  Trenton,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  140;  File  1622J. 


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1792,  Apr.  28.  Barr,  William,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Williams.     Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel  Leonard;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  44;  File  7432-7433G. 
1795,  Nov.  15.  Barratt,  Joshua,  Sr.,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Joshua,  that  part  of  plantation  south  of  the 
Branch  including  whole  of  the  swamp;  also  20  acres  north  of  said 
Branch  joining  land  late  of  Jonathan  Davis,  dec'd.  Son,  Caleb,  re- 
mainder of  plantation;  also  remainder  of  personal.  Daughter,  Han- 
nah Pettit,  bed  and  bedding  and  £15.  Executors — son,  Caleb,  and 
cousin,  David  Ayars.  Witnesses — Levi  Hall,  Elisha  Swinney  and 
Sarah  Wright.     Proved  Dec.  28,  1795.       Lib.  36,  p.  100;  File  1072F. 

1793,  Sept.  3.  Barret,  William,  of  Downe  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £30.  Daughter,  Lettisha,  one 
cow,  one  bed  and  one  chest,  with  first  wife's  wearing  apparel.  Grand- 
son, Leonard  Shaw,  7  shillings.  Son,  William,  residue.  Executors — 
wife,  Mary,  and  friend,  William  Young.  Witnesses — Henry  Walker, 
Buckley  Carll,  Mary  Walker.     Proved  Oct.  22,  1793. 

Lib.  35,  p.  171;  File  1054F. 

1795,  May  27.  Barry,  John,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — ^Jane  Barry.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Borton;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  253. 

1795,  May  22.  Inventory,  £259.14.11%;  made  by  William  Rogers 
and  Samuel  Glover.  File  11577C. 

1794,  Sept.  5.  Bartlet,  Nathan,  Sr.,  of  Stafford  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  1/3  of  my  Westicunk  plantation  purchased 
of  Jeremiah  Willits;  also  2  cows,  4  sheep,  2  ewes  and  6  pewter  plates. 
Son,  Edmund,  remainder  of  lands  on  west  side  of  Westicunk  Creek; 
also  log  wagon.  Son,  Nathan,  "Westicunk  plantation  with  1/3  of  rents 
when  21;  also,  44  acres  of  woodland  joining  John  Carmons,  V2  of  57 
acres  surveyed  to  James  and  Gervis  Pharo,  12  acres  of  woodland  be- 
tween the  57  acres,  12  acres  by  head  of  Shroud's  mill  branch,  8  acres 
of  cedar  swamp  on  Parker's  branch,  a  90-year  lease  of  a  cedar  swamp 
on  the  Lower  Log  Swamp,  and  45  acres  on  a  branch  of  Bass  River 
above  Joseph  Reeve's  50  acres.  Daughters,  Sarah  Darnill,  Hannah 
Bartlet  and  Judith  Ridgway,  each  £20  and  a  bed,  and,  together  with 
daughter,  Mary  Willits,  remainder  of  movables  divided  between 
them;  also,  rent  of  plantation  formerly  property  of  James  Wain- 
wright  adjoining  Jesse  Andrews  with  two  16-acre  surveys  adjoining 

(one  purchased  of  Stephen  Cramer,  the  other  on  Parker's  branch), 
V2  of  30  acres  on  Tide  Pond  Creek,  a  survey  of  70  acres  made  by 
Nicholas  Wainwright  adjoining  survey  made  by  Nehemiah  Andrews 
and  a  survey  adjoining  to  Joseph  Ridgway  and  Shroud's  Mill  branch; 
all  to  be  let  until  the  death  of  Hannah  Andrews  (widow)  and  then 
sold;  said  4  daughters  to  have  also  %  of  rent  of  Westicunk  place 
until  son  Nathan  is  21;  all  equally  divided  between  them.  Daughter, 
Phebe  Bartlet,  land  purchased  of  Stephen  Burdsall  on  Gunning 
River,  when  18.  Grandson,  Aaron  Darnill,  tract  of  land  near  Clam 
Town  Creek  adjoining  James  Giffits,  and  V2  of  30  acres  on  Tide  Pond 
Creek,  when  21.  Sons,  Edmund  and  Nathan,  remainder  of  lands. 
Executors — son,  Edmund,  and  son-in-law,  Jeremiah  Willits.  Wit- 
nesses— Sarah  Havens,  Eli  Mathias,  Jr.,  John  Bartlet.  Proved  Oct. 
17,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  396. 

1794,  Sept.  15.  Affirmation  by  Eli  Mathias,  Jr.,  that  in  writing 
said  will  he  neglected  to  insert,  'that  proceeds  of  sale  of  land  be- 


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queathed  to  the  4  daughters  was  to  be  equally  divided  between  them', 
as  directed  by  the  testator. 

1794,  Oct.  6.  Inventory,  £658.11.15;  made  by  Eli  Mathias,  Jr.  and 
Jonathan  Smith.  File  6985-6990M. 

1794,  Nov.  4.  Barton,  Henry  L.,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  Barton.  Fellowbondsmen — Daniel  Predmore,  Jr.  and 
Solomon  Brodwick;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  35,  p.  179. 

1794,  Nov.  1.  Inventory,  £368.15.5;  made  by  Solomon  Brodwick 
and  Daniel  Predmore,  Jr.  File  585S. 

1794,  Dec.  2.  Barton,  Joseph,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Solo- 
mon Brodrick.  Fellowbondsman — Charles  Pemberton;  both  of  New- 
ton, said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  178;  File  584S. 

1793,  Aug.  17.  Bateman,  Burgin,  of  Fairfield  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Svisanna,  1/3  of  personal,  and  use  of  rest  of 
estate  for  bringing  up  children.  Sons,  Ephraim  and  Burgin,  a  salt 
marsh  in  Sayres'  Neck,  divided  between  them,  when  21.  (Other 
children  not  named).  House  and  lot  to  be  sold,  and  proceeds  with 
other  2/3  of  personal  divided  between  children;  the  boys,  when  21, 
and  the  girls,  when  18.  Wife,  Susanna,  Guardian  of  children,  and 
sole  Executrix.  Witnesses — William  Bateman,  Samuel  Tullis  and 
Eli  Elmer.     Proved  Oct.  23,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  128. 

1793,  Oct.  16.  Inventory  £126.19.10;  made  by  Jeremtah  Sayi-e 
and  Amos  Westcott.  File  1038F. 

1795,  May  12.  Bates,  Aaron,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Armstrong.  Fellowbondsman — Ruleff  Voorhees;  both  of 
Northampton  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  253. 

1795,  May  12.  Inventory,  £218.5.8;  made  by  Ruleff  Voorhees  and 
John  Haines.  File  11578C. 

1791,  Nov.  16.  Bayles,  Richard,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Helena  Bayles  and  Samuel  Bayles.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Bayles; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  462. 

1791,  Nov.  5.  Inventory,  £163.0.1 1^;  made  by  Joachum  Gulick 
and  Daniel  Bayles.  File  7711-7716L. 

1791,  Aug.  2.  Bayles,  Samuel,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth  Bayles  and  Robert  Willson.  Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Rogers;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  465. 

1791,  July  30.  Inventory,  £294.10.4,  made  by  Timothy  Hulit  and 
Henry  Rogers.  File  7717-7722L. 

1791,  Feb,  2.  Bayley,  Sarah,  of  City  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  To  brother,  Benjamin  Marsh,  1/3  part  of  what  shall  be 
due  me;  also  my  big  silver  spoon  and  tea  spoons.  To  sister,  Frances 
McComb's  son,  Benjamin  McComb,  1/3  part.  To  my  servant,  Cath- 
rine,  her  freedom,  and  the  other  1/3  part.  To  brother,  John 
Marsh,  silver  cream  pot  and  tea  tongs.  Sister,  Frances  McComb, 
bed,  curtains,  etc.  To  Naomi  Ross,  my  tafity  cloak.  Benjamin  Mc- 
Comb, and  servant,  Cathrine's  part  to  be  held  until  4  years  after  my 
decease.     Executor — brother,  Benjamin  Marsh.     Witnesses— Joseph 


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Marsh,  Joseph  Coddington,  Thomas  Fitz  Randolph.    Proved  Aug.  13, 

1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  450. 

1791,  Aug.  8.     Inventory,  £1S.11,  made  by  Charles  Thomson  and 

Joseph  Marsh.  File  7723r7728L. 

1791,  Apr.  26.  Beach,  Stephen,  of  Hanover  Twsp.,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife  [not  named],  1/3  of  real  during  her  life.  Sons,  Noah 
and  Phinehas,  an  equal  share  of  a  lot  of  land  beginning  at  a  corner 
of  my  brother  Enoch's  land  on  lane  leading  from  his  house  towards 
Pasaick  [river],  and  along  said  river  to  Johnson's  lane,  etc.  Son, 
Peter,  remainder  of  lands  on  this  side  Pasaick  in  Hanover  Twsp. 
Sons,  Noah  and  Phinehas,  an  equal  share  (20  acres)  of  woodland  in 
Essex  Co.,  adjoining  my  brothers,  Nathaniel  and  Enoch,  and  Capt. 
Elijah  Squires.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Hannah  and  Jemima,  £40  each. 
Executors — friend,  David  Bedford,  and  son,  Noah.  Witnesses — 
Darling  Beach,  Daniel  Johnson.  Proved  May  19,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  21. 

1791,  May  13.  Inventory,  £152.1.1,  made  by  Samuel  Merrey  and 
Darling  Beach.  File  7 6 ON. 

1791,  May  26.  Beakes,  Josiah,  of  Pennington,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  ^Vife,  Rachel,  house  in  Pennington  bought  of  John  Rozell, 
during  her  life;  also,  all  household  goods  and  bond  against  David 
Everitt.  Son,  Samuel,  house  and  lot  on  west  side  of  Main  St.,  Pen- 
nington, after  decease  of  wife;  he  to  pay  his  daughter,  Mary,  £10. 
Granddaughter,  Mary,  the  residue.  Executors — son  Samuel,  and 
friend,  Nathaniel  Temple.  Witnesses — John  Welling,  Thomas  Bull- 
man  and  Ely  Moore.     Proved  Jan.  3,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  193. 

1792,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £56.14.9;  made  by  John  Van  Cleve  and 
Jessey  Christopher.  File  1598J. 

1795,  Feb.  20.  Beamer,  John,  of  Bethlehem  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Elizabeth,  real  and  personal,  while  widow; 
should  she  marry,  £10  only.  Son,  John,  £20  and  wearing  apparel; 
also  real  and  personal  estate  after  wife's  decease  or  marriage.  Grand- 
son, John  Dennis  Beamer,  £50,  when  21.  Granddaughter,  Essema 
Beamer,  £30,  when  18.  To  William  Clasner,  £10.  Executors — 
Daniel  Feite,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  and  Paul  Cool  [Kuhl],  of  Amwell 
Twsp.,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Daniel  Vliet,  Peter  Creveling  and  Alex- 
ander Wilson.     Proved  May  7,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  156. 

1795,  April  22.  Inventory,  £515.16.6;  made  by  Jacob  Hulshizer 
and  Daniel  Vliet.  File  1700J. 

1792,  Jan.  12.  Beck,  James,  of  Burlington  Co,  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Beck.     Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Shinn;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  405. 

1792,  Jan.  24.  Inventory,  £61.4.11;  made  by  Curtis  Shinn  and 
Joseph  Shinn.  File  11423C. 

1790,  Apr.  8.  Beck,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  a  bed,  6  pewter  plates  and  dish;  4  chairs, 
walnut  chest  and  a  pair  of  silver  shoebuckles.  Son-in-law,  Ben- 
jamin Scattergood,  £12,  when  21.  Daughter-in-law,  Rebekah  Scat- 
tergood,  £7,  3  chairs  and  pewter  sugar  bowl,  when  18.  Daughter- 
in-law,  Elizabeth  Scattergood,  £7,  and  3  chairs,  when  18.  Remainder 
of  personal  estate  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  to  be  used  by  wife  during 


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term  of  her  life;  after  her  decease,  remainder  of  estate  to  be  divided 
equally  between  my  above  named  children-in-law,  and  my  sons, 
Henry  and  Joseph  Beck.  Executors — w^ife,  Sarah  and  Caleb  Shreve. 
Witnesses — John  Watkinson,  Asa  Ware,  Daniel  Ivins.  Proved  Apr. 
14,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  172. 

1790,  Apr.  20.  Inventory,  £1'53.10.0,  made  by  John  Wood  and 
Moses  Ivins.  File  11361C. 

1791,  Dec.  16.     Beddle,  Joel,  Sr.,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.; 

will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of,  movables,  home  plantation,  salt  meadow 
on  Minaskunk,  and  woodland  purchased  of  Estate  of  James  Kinny, 
dec'd;  while  my  widow.  Son,  Joel,  the  above  lands  and  movables, 
after  the  marriage  or  the  decease  of  wife.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Joel, 
meadow  and  upland  adjoining  Gersham  Walling's  land.  Sons,  Elijah 
and  John,  plantation  bought  of  Executors  of  Thomas  Walling,  dec'd; 
they  in  turn  to  pay  and  divide  £40,  between  my  daughters,  Miriam, 
Mary,  Amey,  Martha,  and  Grandson,  Joel  Roberts.  Executors — sons, 
Thomas,  Elijah  and  John.  Witnesses — Timothy  Murohy,  Thomas 
Walling  and  Joseph  Walling.    Proved  Mar.  28,  1792.    Lib.  34,  p.  334. 

1792,  Mar.  5.  Inventory,  £170.13.8;  made  by  Timothy  Murphy 
and  Thomas  Carhart.  File  6663-6670M. 

1793,  Dec.  4.  Bedell,  Benjamin,  of  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Sarah,  1  bed,  table,  looking  glass,  4  chairs,  pewter  and  dishes,  and 
one  cow  and  black  mare.  Daughter,  Susannah,  £20.  Daughter,  Abi- 
gail, interest  of  £100;  the  same  in  trust  with  wife.  Grandchildren, 
(children  of  son,  Nathan,  dec'd),  V2  of  remainder  of  whole  estate, 
divided  between  the  survivors  of  them  when  of  age.  Son,  Timothy, 
life  use  of  other  half  of  remainder;  after  his  decease,  same  to  be 
divided  among  his  children.  (Grandchildren  unnamed.)  Executors 
— wife,  Sarah,  and  Joseph  Anning,  Esq.  Witnesses — Nathan  Wood- 
ruff, Isaiah  Meeker  and  Moss  G.  Elmer.     Proved  Dec.  30,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  182;  File  7628-7631G. 
1787,  Nov.  12.  Beekman,  Samuel,  of  New  York  City;  will  of. 
Son,  Magnus,  %  of  estate.  Daughter,  Joanna,  now  wife  of  John 
Mehelm,  income  of  Vs  during  her  life,  and  at  her  decease  to  be 
equally  divided  between  her  2  daughters,  i.  e.,  Catherine  Berry  (wife 
of  Sidney  Berry)  and  Martha  McEowen  (wife  of  William  McEowen). 
Daughter,  Eydie  (now  wife  of  Peter  Van  Ranee),  the  remaining  Vs. 
Executors — son,  Magnus,  and  son-in-law,  John  Mehelm.  Witnesses 
— Peter  Van  Zandt,  Wynant  Van  Zandt,  Peter  Pa  Van  Zandt.  Proved 
at  Hackensack,  Bergen  Co.,  June  19,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  154. 

1793,  June  19.  Inventory,  £54.4.5;  made  by  Doctor  Beekman  Van 
Bueren  and  Burchshart  Klosbock.  File  2232B-2240B. 

1794,  Oct.  21.  Beesley,  Joseph,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Prescilla  Beesley.    Fellowbondsman — Charles  Allen;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  110;  File  600E. 

1795,  Jan.  13.  Belangee,  Jeremiah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— James  Belangee.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Belangee;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  306;  File  1918H. 

1795,  June  17.  Belerjeau  [Bellerjeau]  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Trenton, 
Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Achsah,  real  and  personal,  while 
widow  (except  lot  to  son  Henry) ;  also  £100  for  the  use  of  daughters, 
Hannah  Gee  and  Sarah  Brearley.     Son,  Henry,  half  part  of  grass  lot 


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between  house  and  garden  and  the  Free  Mason's  Lodge  which  ad- 
joins. Son,  Benjamin,  other  y2  part  of  said  lot.  Son,  John,  lot  of 
land,  late  of  Richard  Howell,  dec'd,  on  westerly  side  of  Hopewell 
Road,  in  Trenton.  Son,  Samuel,  shop,  barn  on  land  bequeathed  him 
by  his  uncle,  Samuel  Tucker,  dec'd.  Son,  Thomas,  house  and  lot, 
which  was  property  of  late  father,  Henry  Bellerjeau,  dec'd.  Son, 
Daniel,  orchard  lot,  called  Pinkerton's  Orchard,  on  easterly  side  of 
Maidenhead  Road,  bequeathed  to  testator  by  uncle,  Samuel  Tucker, 
dec'd.  Sons,  Samuel  and  Benjamin,  £20  each.  Sons,  Henry,  John, 
Samuel,  Benjamin,  Thomas  and  Daniel  and  daughters,  Hannah  and 
Sarah,  lot  of  land  on  the  Shabaconk,  in  Trenton,  late  property  of 
Jethro  Yard,  dec'd,  purchased  of  the  Executors  of  the  mother,  of 
said  testator.  Residue  of  personal,  after  widow's  decease,  to  the  6 
sons.  Executors — wife,  Achsah,  and  sons,  Henry  and  John.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Chambers,  Joseph  McCuUy  and  Ebenezer  Cowell. 
Proved  Oct.  3,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  145;  File  1701J. 

1791,  Feb.  15.  Bell,  George,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— William  Hankinson  and  Coonrad  Erwine.  Fellowbondsman — Ger- 
shon  Goble;  all  of  said  place  and  Co.  Witnesses — John  Armstrong, 
Thos.  Anderson.  Lib.  35,  p.  47. 

1791,  Jan.  14.  Inventory,  £211.5.9,  made  by  Gershon  Goble  and 
James  Search.  File  497S. 

1792,  Dec.  1.  Bell,  Peter,  Hannah  and  Elizabeth,  of  Sussex  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  George  Bell,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — Wil- 
liam Hankinson  (a  relative;  children  under  14).  Fellowbondsman — 
Dr.  Samuel  Kennedy;  both  of  said  Co.       Lib.  34,  p.  189;  File  518S. 

1793,  Aug.  21.  Bellangee,  Samuel,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Ailse,  use  of  lands  bequeathed  to  grand- 
son, Samuel  Nigley,  during  her  life,  together  with  remainder  of  per- 
sonal. To  gi'andson,  Joseph  Nigley,  that  pai-t  of  home  plantation  on 
the  southerly  side  beginning  at  Ancocus  Creek  to  Joshua  Borton's 
line,  and  along  his  line  to  land  late  Thomas  Tallman's,  dec'd,  to- 
gether with  grist  mill  thereon;  also  3  acres  of  meadow  on  the  north- 
erly part  of  plantation.  To  grandsons,  Samuel  and  John  Nigley,  re- 
mainder of  plantation,  to  be  divided  between  them  (Samuel  to  have 
homestead  house  and  buildings  and  John,  the  house  and  buildings 
where  his  father,  Thomas  Nigley,  dwelt) .  To  Thomas  Nigley,  use 
and  profits  of  lands  bequeathed  unto  his  son,  John,  until  said  John 
is  21.  Daughter,  Hannah  Nigley,  one  bed  and  furniture  and  one 
cow.  Granddaughters,  Hannah  and  Rachel  Nigley,  an  equal  division 
of  personal  estate  bequeathed  wife,  after  her  decease.  Executors — 
friend,  Doctor  John  H.  Stokes  and  grandson,  Joseph  Nigley.  Wit- 
nesses— Joshua  Borton,  Joshua  Crispin  and  Joseph  Stokes. 

1794,  Dec.  10.  Codicil.  Daughter,  Hannah  Nigley,  profits  of 
lands  bequeathed  to  grandsons,  Samuel  and  John  Nigley,  after  wife's 
decease.  Grandsons,  Joseph,  Samuel  and  John  Nigley,  to  pay  their 
brother,  Ellis  Nigley,  £50,  after  they  come  into  possession  of  lands 
bequeathed  to  them;  also  to  pay  their  brother,  William  Nigley,  £10, 
when  he  is  21.  Witnesses — Joshua  Borton  and  Joseph  Stokes.  Proved 
Feb.  11,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  243. 

1795,  Jan.  26.  Inventory,  £252.14.;  made  by  Joshua  Borton  and 
Joseph  Stokes.     (The  executor,  signs  "Joseph  Naglee.")  File  11579C. 


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1792,  May  19.  Bellerjeau,  Samuel  Tucker,  of  Trenton,  Hunter- 
don Co.  Ward.  Said  ward,  having  been  left  property  by  Samuel 
Tucker,  late  of  Trenton,  dec'd,  makes  choice  of  his  father,  Samuel 
Bellerjeau  as  his  Guardian,  until  21.  Guardian — Samuel  Bellerjeau, 
Sr.     Fellowbondsman — John  Singer;  both  of  Trenton,  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  213;  File  1599J. 

1794,  Jan.  17.  Bellis,  Philip,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Margaret  Bellis  and  Adan  Bellis.  Fellowbondsmen — Peter  Bellis, 
Jr.  and  Andrew  Rope,  Jr.  (signs  'Andrew  Raub,  Jr.') ;  all  of  said 
place.  Lib.  35,  p.  181. 

1794,  Jan.  6.  Inventory,  £425. 8. 1^^;  made  by  Cornelius  Albertson 
and  John  Brown.  File  587S. 

1795,  Mar.  27.  Bellis,  [Billis]  William,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Isaac  Ivins.  Fellowbondsman — Israel  Hammell;  both  of 
Chester  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  254. 

1795,  Mar.  30.  Inventory,  £247.18.6%;  made  by  Isaiah  Toy  and 
John  Bispham.  File  11581C. 

1795,  June  6.  Benedict,  Daniel,  of  Warren  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co., 
farmer;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  whole  estate,  during  her  life;  and 
to  keep  youngest  child,  Rody.  Daughter,  Rody  Benedict,  whole 
estate,  if  she  outlives  her  mother.  Executrix — wife,  Hannah.  Wit- 
nesses— Samuel  Benjamin  and  James  Jacobus.  Proved  July  16,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  123. 

1795,  July  3.  Inventory,  £51.11.;  made  by  Samuel  Benjamin  and 
James  Lewis.  Lib.  36,  p.  123;  File  616S. 

1792,  Aug.  20.  Benner,  Catherine,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Benner.     Fellowbondsman — Henry  Krauel;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  442. 

1792,  Mar.  8.  Inventory,  £139.14;  made  by  William  Clement  and 
Henry  Krauel.  File  1798H. 

1791,  Feb,  21.  Bennet,  Fulkert,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Obert.    Fellowbondsman — John  Obert;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  462. 

1791,  Feb.  16.  Renunciation  by  the  children  of  Fulkert  Bennet, 
dec'd;  signed  by  "John  Ink,  Anne  Ink  and  Aaron  Bennet." 

File  7729/-7732L. 
1779,  June  16.  Bennet,  John,  Sr.,  of  Millstone,  Somerset  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Maria,  use  of  real  and  personal  for  the  bring- 
ing up,  maintenance  and  education  of  my  children  until  the  young- 
est is  21,  then  estate  to  be  sold  and  wife,  one  and  one-half  shares 
against  my  children's  one.  Children,  Jannetye,  John,  Hendrick,  Abra- 
ham, Acltye,  Peter,  William,  Maria,  Garret  and  Ezekiel,  (and  should 
my  wife  be  delivered  of  any  other  child),  each  1  equal  share  of  the 
remainder  of  estate  when  youngest  is  21.  Sons  to  have  an  outset 
customary  for  farmers'  sons,  and  daughters  are  outset  at  their  mar- 
riage such  as  my  eldest  daughter  had.  Executors — brother-in-law, 
Ezekiel  Ellison,  and  friend,  Peter  Stryker,  son  of  Johannes,  of  Som- 
erset Co.  Witnesses — Cornelius  Lott,  John  Vannorstrand,  Henr 
drick  Bennet.    Proved  Aug.  4,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  91. 

1792,  Aug.  4.  Ezekiel  Ellison  and  Peter  Stryker,  the  executors 
having  renounced.     Adm'rs  appointed  were — Mary  Bennet,  of  Hills- 


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borough,  and  Hendrick  Bennet,  of  Bridgewater,  said  Co.     Fellow- 
bondsman — John  Bennet,  Jr.,  of  Hillsborough,  said  Co.     File  896R. 

1794,  Feb.  14.  Bennet,  William,  of  Middletown  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Alchey,  use  of  homestead  farm,  one  wagon,  2 
ploughs,  all  harrows,  2  horses,  3  cows,  6  sheep,  choice  of  household 
furniture  and  negro  woman,  Meriam,  while  widow.  Should  wife  re- 
marry same  to  be  divided  between  my  3  sons,  John,  Albert  and  Sur- 
rinus.  Son,  John,  use  of  lands  north  of  highway  from  the  Red  meet- 
ing house  (except  lot  on  which  William  Maines  lives),  and  use  of  re- 
mainder of  personal,  when  21.  Sons,  Albert  and  Surrinus  [Cyrenus] 
each  to  share  in  profits  of  said  land  with  said  John,  when  21.  Daugh- 
ter, Idah  Vanmater,  lot  of  land  whereon  William  Maines  lives,  pur- 
chased of  John  Truax.  Lands  at  Conaskunk  and  negroes  to  be  sold. 
Executors — friends,  Cornelius  Vanmater  and  Chrineyonce  Schenck. 
Witnesses — John  Bennet,  William  Maines,  William  Crawford.  Proved 
Apr.  23,  1794.  Lib.  33  p.  414;  File  6991-6994M. 

1795,  Aug.  21.  Benson,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  mariner  (sup- 
posed to  be  lost  at  sea).  Int.  Adm'r — Benjamin  Peacock.  Fellow- 
bondsman — John  Steelman;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  300. 

1795,  Aug.  11.  Inventory,  £85.11.9;  made  by  Thomas  Latham  and 
John  Steelman,  File  1919H. 

1788,  July  6.  Berry,  Phillip,  Sr.,  of  Bergen  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Catriena,  use  of  all  real  in  Bergen  Co.  and  personal  estate 
while  my  widow.  Eldest  son,  John,  20  shillings  for  his  birthright, 
all  real  estate  in  Essex  Co.,  and  Vz  of  personal  after  wife's  decease. 
Son,  Phillip,  (after  wife's  marriage  or  decease),  all  real  estate  in 
Bergen  Co.  and  the  other  %  of  personal  estate.  Daughter,  Elenar, 
wife  of  Arie  Van  Vorst,  £100,  to  be  paid  by  son  Phillip,  4  years  after 
wife's  decease.  Executors — sons,  John  and  Phillip.  Witnesses — 
John  Van  Winkle,  Richard  Terhune  and  Hessell  Peters.  Proved  Nov. 
15,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  147;  File  2236B. 

1792,  Nov.  5.  BerthoCf,  Casparus,  of  Bergen  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Guiliam  Berthoff,  of  said  Co.,  deceased;  makes  choice  of  John  Bert- 
hoff  as  his  guardian.  Guardian — John  Berthoff.  Fellowbondsman — 
James  Berthoff;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  18;  File  2222B. 

1791,  Mar.  23.  Bertholph,  Casparus,  of  Bergen  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Guilliam  Bertholph,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Abraham 
Westevelt  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Abraham  Westevelt.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— John  Bertholph;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  545;  File  2067B. 

1791,  Mar.  16.  Bertles,  William,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — James  Bertles.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Opdyke; 
both  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  375. 

1791,  Feb.  25.  Inventory,  £14.0.;  made  by  Wm.  Phillips  and 
Theo'r  Phillips. 

1791,  Dec.  17.    Account  by  Adm'r.  File  1544J. 

1791,  Apr.  7.  Biddle,  Joseph,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  horse  and  riding  chair,  2  cows,  6  tea  and 
6  silver  table  spoons  and  choice  of  furniture;  also  £200,  and  the  use 


36      NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

of  house  while  my  widow.  Daughter,  Beulah,  £2,000,  and  2nd  choice 
of  furniture.  Son,  Stacy,  remainder  and  residue  of  real  and  per- 
sonal. Brother-in-law,  Joshua  Shreve,  sister,  Mary  Shinn,  and  the 
children  of  brother  Arney  Biddle,  dec'd;  all  to  share  in  estate  should 
son  and  daughter  die  without  issue.  Executors — son,  Stacy,  and 
wife,  Sarah,  Witnesses — Joshua  Shreve,  William  Corlis,  Jonathan 
Stockton  and  Job  Lippincott.     Proved  Feb.   14,   1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  382. 

1792,  Feb.  13.  Inventory,  £4,464.6.7;  made  by  Joshua  Shreve 
and  Job  Lippincott.  File  11424C. 

1793,  Oct.  12.  Biddle,  Thomas,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Thomas   Biddle.      Fellowbondsman — Philip    Bowne. 

Lib.  33,  p.  50;  File  11480C. 

1795,  Mar.  16.  Bid  jo,  Jacob,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Charles  Mintus.  Fellowbondsman — ^James  Mintus;  both  of  Evesham 
Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  255;  File  11580C. 

1792,  Apr.  is.  Biggers,  James,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Elizabeth  Biggers,  the  widow,  and  Richard  Lanning.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Joseph  Gaston;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  167. 

1792,  Apr.  17.  Inventory,  £242.19.5;  made  by  Joseph  Gaston  and 
John  Wright.  File  519S. 

1792,  Oct.  22.  Biggins,  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Daniel  Bates.    Fellowbondsman — Joel  Miller;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  444. 

1792,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £48.17.6;  made  by  Isaac  Tomlinson  and 
John  Hurff.  File  1799H. 

1785,  Apr.  28.  Biggs,  George,  Sr.,  of  Readingtown,  Hunterdon 
Co. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Lenah,  use  of  real  and  personal  while  my  widow, 
and  she  shall  keep  my  grandson,  George,  son  of  my  son,  Peter,  de- 
ceased. To  children  of  my  eldest  son  John,  i.e.,  John,  Garrett,  Wil- 
liam, David  and  Peter,  plantation  whereon  they  now  live,  purchased 
of  Isaac  Smally  (143  acres),  and  plantation  in  Readingtown  form- 
erly belonging  to  Jacobus  Swart  (150  acres);  together  with  part  of 
plantation  joining  same  purchased  of  Peter  Vansickle,  which  is  the 
meadow  below  where  Joseph  Smith  now  lives,  next  to  Michael 
Kinny's  meadow;  these  tracts  to  be  equally  divided  between  them 
after  the  decease  of  my  wife,  and  they  each  to  pay  their  sister,  Mar- 
garet, wife  of  Andrew  Johnson,  and  their  sister,  Lenah,  £25  each. 
To  children  of  my  son,  Peter,  i.e.,  Frederick,  Richard  and  Peter, 
plantation  formerly  belonging  to  Tunis  Cole  (238  acres),  and  planta- 
tion joining  Henry  Sager  (150  acres),  to  be  divided  equally  between 
them,  after  decease  of  my  wife,  provided  each  of  them  pays  £6 
yearly  for  the  maintenance  of  their  blind  brother,  George.  Son, 
George,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live  (270  acres),  together  with 
plantation  formerly  belonging  to  Jacobus  Kinney  (130  acres),  and 
my  negro  boy,  Pornpe;  when  he  gets  possession  he  is  to  pay  Leanah 
Biggs,  daughter  of  his  brother  Peter,  £150.  Daughter,  Mary  ('vitvi 
of  Nicholas  Egbert),  tract  of  land,  part  of  plantation  purchased  oj 
Peter  Van  Sickle  (85  acres).  Personal  estate  (after  marriagf.  cr 
decease  of  wife)  to  be  divided  into  four  equal  parts: — son,  Gejrg2, 
%;  daughter,  Mary,   %;  children  of  son,  John,    %    divided  eqriaJljr 


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between  them;  children  of  son  Peter  the  remaining  ^4,  to  be  equally- 
divided  between  them.  Executors  and  Trustees — wife,  Leanah,  and 
friends,  Harman  Lane  and  Ezekiel  Cole,  Witnesses — David  Cole, 
Isaiah  Cole,  Samuel  Mannon.  Proved  May  11,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  315. 
1791,  Mar,  31.  Inventory,  £231.16,5,  made  by  Isaiah  Cole  and 
Samuel  Mannon, 

1795,  June  16.  Inventory,  retaken,  £261.8.9,  including  negro 
man.  Coll,  and  negro  boy,  George;  made  by  David  Schampe  and 
Isaiah  Cole. 

1796,  May  4.  Account  by  Harman  Lane  and  Ezekiel  Cole,  two  of 
the  executors  showing  balance  in  their  hands  of  £349,2,  to  be  dis- 
tributed. File  1545J. 

1794,  Jan.  2.  Biggs,  WilHara,  of  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Rachel,  remainder  of  personal.  Nephew,  ^Villiam  Biggs  (son  of 
brother,  Daniel  Biggs),  £15.  Niece,  Hannah  McGrange,  £5.  Children 
of  brother  Jeremiah  Biggs,  i.e.,  Lazar,  Noah,  Jeremiah,  William, 
Aaron  and  Ephraim,  each  £10.  Brother,  John  Biggs,  5  acres  adjoin- 
ing his  land.  Wife,  Rachel,  remainder  of  plantation  during  her  life; 
the  same  to  nephew,  William  Biggs  (son  of  brother,  John  Biggs), 
after  her  decease.  Executor — George  Burgin.  Witnesses — Israel 
Read,  John  Moore,  Henry  Shriner.     Proved  Jan.  6  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  169;  File  1055F. 

1794,  Oct.  29.  Billings,  Levi,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Catherine  Billings.  Fellowbondsmen — Richard  Stephenson  and  Mat- 
thais  Woodruff;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  109. 

1794,  Oct.  6.  Inventory,  £34.17.4^  ;  made  by  Richard  Stephenson 
and  Matthais  Woodruff.  File  601E. 

1788,  Jan.  19.  Bird,  Joseph,  of  the  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ursula,  goods  belonging  to  her  before  marriage 
and  £100  in  leiu  of  her  right  of  dower.  Son-in-lav/,  Samuel  Force, 
Jr.,  £20.  Son,  Jeremiah,  10  acres,  with  dwelling  house  (bounded 
by  land  of  Joseph  Lee,  William  Mills,  Hambleton  Robinson,  John 
Craig  and  testator's  plantation),  during  his  life.  Daughter-in-law, 
Elizabeth  (wife  of  son,  Jeremiah),  said  land  during  her  life,  shovild 
she  survive  her  husband.  After  son's  and  daughter-in-law's  decease, 
said  land  to  be  sold,  and  rest  of  real  and  personal  property  to  be  sold 
when  grandson,  Joseph  Bird  (son  of  son,  Joseph)  is  21.  Proceeds 
of  sale  and  estate  to  go  as  follov/s:  daughter,  Sarah  (wife  of  Samuel 
Force),  1/5;  grandson,  Joseph  (son  of  son  Joseph,  dec'd),  1/5;  and 
Abigail,  Charles  and  Samuel  (children  of  son,  Jeremiah),  the  other 
%  parts  to  be  divided  between  them,  when  of  age.  Old  negro  woman, 
Sarah,  to  be  maintained  by  son-in-law,  Samuel  Force.  Executors — 
Amos  Morss  and  Anthony  Morss,  of  Elizabeth  Town  and  Rahway. 
Witnesses — William  Fletcher,  Joseph  Hatfield,  David  Jones.  Proved 
Dec.  16,  1788.  Lib.  33,  p.  495. 

1788,  Nov.  29.  Inventory,  £208.3.6;  made  by  Timothy  Craig  and 
Jeremiah  Clark.  File  6628-6642G. 

1794,  Jan.  15.  Bird,  Joseph,  Jr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Joseph  Bird,  of  Essex  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  Ward- 
ship of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Benjamin  Manning. 
Guardian — Benjamin  Manning.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Carman; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  539;  File  8527-8530L. 


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1789,  June  6.     Bishop,  David,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumberland  Co.; 

will  of.  Sister,  Sarah  Bishop  (who  lives  with  me),  £10.  Sister,  Mary 
Royal,  £10.  Sister,  Elizabeth  Dorton,  10  shillings.  Brother,  Stratton 
Bishop,  10  shillings.  Brother,  Alexander  Bishop,  all  lands  and  resi- 
due of  personal.  Executor — brother,  Alexander  Bishop.  Witnesses 
— Jonathan  Fithian,  Joel  Fithian,  Jedidiah  Davis.  Proved  Sept.  9, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  268;  File  1014F. 

1791,  June  8.  Bishop,  Frazee,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Said 
ward,  son  of  John  Bishop,  of  Woodbridge,  said  Co.,  dec'd,  being  out 
of  the  wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Morris 
Frazee.  Guardian — Morris  Frazee.  Fellowbondsman — David  Stew- 
ard; both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  467;  File  7735-7736L. 

1795,  Oct.  20.  Bishop,  Japheth,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward,  Son  of 
William  Bishop,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward 
being  out  of  the  wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice 
of  Joseph  Powell.  Guardian — Joseph  Powell.  Fellowbondsman — 
John  Bishop;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  255;  File  11582C. 

1785,  Nov.  17.  Bishop,  Noah,  of  the  City  of  New  York,  Inn- 
keeper; will  of.  Wife,  Catharine,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate 
while  my  widow;  also  place  occupied  by  Isaac  Marsh  at  the  cross 
road  in  Woodbridge-Rahway;  all  to  be  disposed  of  by  her  as  she 
thinks  proper  for  the  support  of  my  children,  John  Bishop  and  Mary 
Sanford  (now  wife  of  William  Sanford).  After  wife's  death  or  mar- 
riage, son,  John,  the  land  and  premises  in  Woodbridge-Rahway,  left 
me  by  my  grandfather  Noah  Bishop.  Executors — wife,  Catharine, 
and  friend  Joseph  De  Camp,  of  Rahway.  Witnesses — Jacob  Tabely, 
Valentine  Linn  and  Wm.  Wentworth.    Proved  June  10,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p..  435;  File  7737-7740L. 

1792,  Feb.  28.  Bishop,  Rebecca,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  William  Bishop  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  (Being  out  of  Wardship  of 
Guardian  in  Soccage.)  Guardian — John  Bishop.  Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph  Campoin;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  409;  File  11425C. 

1790,  June  8.  Bishop,  Robert,  Sr.,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  All  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Jane,  Vs  of  remainder. 
Eldest  son,  Eber,  5  shillings,  and  daughter,  Mary  Samson,  £5;  they 
having  heretofore  been  provided  for.  Son,  Robert,  my  silver  watch 
and  desk.  Children,  Timothy,  Robert,  William,  Hannah,  Jane  and 
John,  the  other  %  of  remainder;  the  sons,  2  shares  each  when  21, 
and  the  daughters,  1  share  each  when  18.  Sons  to  be  put  to  trades. 
Executors — son,  Timothy,  and  friend,  Abraham  Matlack.  Witnesses 
— William  Cox,  John  Stokes,  John  Cox.    Proved  Jan.  13,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  376. 

1792,  Jan.  13.    Inventory,  £503.11.2;  made  by  Abraham  Hewlings 

and  Jacob  Haines.  File  11426C. 

1792,  Aug.  8.  Bishop,  Samuel,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Brothers,  Japhat  and  Job,  plantation  and  a  piece  of 
cedar  swamp  adjoining  same  (to  be  divided  so  that  Job  has  the  build- 
ings) ;  all  in  lieu  of  legacy  my  father  left  me  to  pay  them;  they  to 
pay  my  half  brother,  William  Bishop,  £150,  when  he  is  21.  Place  to 
be  rented  until  brothers  come  of  age  and  rents  paid  to  sisters,  Elizar 
beth  Evans  and  Rebekah  Bishop,  and  mother-in-law  paid  her  yearly 


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leagacy  of  £20.  Brother,  Job,  desk  and  book  case.  Brother,  Japhat, 
my  watch,  shoe  buckles  and  sleeve  buttons.  Sisters,  Elizabeth  and 
Rebekah  and  half-brother,  William,  the  residue.  Executors — rela- 
tive, Joseph  Powel  and  John  Bishop,  Witnesses — John  HoUinshead, 
John  Torr,  Job  Jones,     Proved  Aug,  20,  1792.  Lib,  34,  p,  359. 

1792,  Aug,  16,  Inventory,  £704,9,8%  ;  made  by  Hudson  Burr  and 
John  HoUinshead.  File  11427C. 

1788,  Oct.  25.  Bishop,  William,  of  Northampton,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Levinah,  all  furniture  she  brought  with  her,  use  of 
east  room  and  £8  a  year,  to  be  paid  by  my  eldest  son,  Samuel,  while 
my  widow.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Bishop,  a  feather  bed,  case  of  draw- 
ers, mahogany  table  and  6  silver  tea  spoons.  Daughter,  Rebecca 
Bishop,  a  feather  bed,  case  of  drawers  that  was  her  mother's,  a  ma- 
hogany tea  table  and  6  silver  spoons.  Son,  Samuel,  a  feather  bed, 
desk  and  book  case,  and  home  plantation  given  me  by  my  father, 
John  Bishop.  Remainder  of  personal  property  to  be  equally  divided 
between  wife,  Levinah,  and  the  4  children,  Elizabeth,  Rebecca,  Japh- 
eth  and  Job  (all  under  age).  Son,  Japheth,  50  acres  of  cedar  swamp 
purchased  of  the  Leeds,  and  22  acres  purchased  of  Joseph  Leeds, 
Son,  Job,  13  acres  of  cedar  swamp  purchased  of  Leeds,  and  piece  of 
cedar  swamp  purchased  of  John  Branin,  and  remainder  of  land  pur- 
chased of  Joseph  Leeds;  also  house  and  lot  in  Vincenttown  purchased 
of  Philip  Wickart,  Should  either  son  Japheth  or  Job  die  in  his  mi- 
nority, the  survivor  to  receive  the  others  share.  Son,  Samuel,  to  pay 
sons,  Japheth  and  Job,  £100  each  when  21,  and  should  he  fail  to  do 
so,  sons,  Japheth  and  Job,  are  to  have  portion  of  plantation  laid  off 
for  them  at  the  discretion  of  my  brothers,  John  Branin  and  John 
Bishop.  Executors  to  see  that  the  3  children,  Rebecca,  Japheth  and 
Job,  receive  schooling  and  are  provided  for  from  interest  of  their 
shares.  Executors — wife,  Levinah,  and  son,  Samuel  Bishop.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Bishop,  Joseph  Pippitt,  John  Torr.  Proved  June  5, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  133. 

1791,  June  25.  Inventory,  £628.11.9;  made  by  Hudson  Burr  and 
Joseph  Budd.  File  11362C. 

1794,  June  17.  Bispham,  Hannah  (late  Hannah  Foster),  of  Glou- 
cester Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas  Wilkins.  Fellowbondsman — Sam- 
uel Flaningam;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  81;  File  1890H. 

1791,  May  29.  Bispham,  John,  Sr.,  of  Mount  Holly,  Burlington 
Co. ;  will  of.  To  Elizabeth  Bispham,  daughter  of  my  brother,  Thomas 
Bispham,  deceased,  £100.  To  son,  John,  dwelling  house  where  he 
now  lives,  the  tanyard,  3  lots  of  land  purchased  of  Ann  Smith,  and 
the  remainder  of  a  piece  of  woodland  in  the  forks  of  Ancocas  Creek, 
purchased  of  John  Woolman,  adjoining  lands  of  John  Roderers  and 
the  land  devised  by  John  Monrow,  deceased,  to  Edward  Mullen.  To 
son,  William,  dwelling  house  and  lot  of  land  where  I  now  live,  pul*- 
chased  of  Joseph  Burr  adjoining  lands  of  Richard  Cox,  John  Clark 
and  Alexander  Shiras;  also  %  part  of  lot  purchased  of  John  Wool- 
man,  and  22%  acres  of  woodland  purchased  of  Richard  Smith  ad- 
joining the  lands  of  Stacy  Budd,  George  West  and  Samuel  Clarke. 
To  son,  Charles,  plantation  purchased  of  Samuel  Smith  and  Thomas 
Reynolds,  also  piece  of  land  adjoining  and  surveyed  to  me,  which 
plantation  is  adjoining  to  the  lands  of  Robert  Haines,  Stacy  Budd 
and  others.     (Re-survey  to  be  made).     Daughter,  Mary,  (single)  to 


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be  provided  for  by  executors  out  of  estate  during  her  life,  or  £300 
in  case  she  survives  my  executors.  To  granddaughter,  Mary  Bisp- 
ham,  daughter  of  my  daughter  Elizabeth,  deceased,  £200,  when  18. 
•Granddaughters,  Mary  and  Margaret  Shinn,  daughters  of  my  de- 
ceased daughter,  Sarah  Shinn,  to  be  provided  with  wearing  apparel 
until  suitable  age  to  be  put  out  to  business;  and  £150  each,  when  18. 
Executors  to  sell  sundry  tracts  of  land  [therein  described,  and  in 
which  the  following  names  appear] — Budd's  Mill,  Hudson  and  Joseph 
Burr,  William  Budd,  Ebenezer  Large,  Robert  Smith,  Thomas  Shinn, 
Col.  Peter  Bard.  To  sons,  John,  William  and  Charles,  as  tennants  in 
common,  my  upper  mill  built  by  Robert  Smith  and  Thomas  Shinn 
and  purchased  of  John  Quick  and  William  Budd,  with  land  accord- 
ing to  survey  made  by  Buddell  Shinn;  also  198  acres,  per  survey  to 
me  recorded  in  Surveyor  General's  Office  in  Lib.  R,  p.  163-4;  also 
piece  of  cedar  swamp  of  4%  acres  purchased  of  William  Budd;  also 
all  my  shares  of  Propriety  and  Proprietary  rights.  Proceeds  from 
sale  of  lands  and  residue  of  estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  my 
3  sons,  John,  William  and  Charles  [William  and  Charles,  under  age]. 
Executors — son,  John,  and  son,  William,  when  of  age.  Witnesses — 
Stacy  Budd,  Joseph  Butterworth,  Moses  Kempton. 

1791,  July  18.  Codicil.  Son,  William  Bispham,  to  have  residue 
and  part  of  land  purchased  of  John  West,  on  Mill  St.,  Mount  Holly. 
Witnesses — Stacy  Budd,  Lydia  Mauls,  Moses  Kempton.  Prove  Aug. 
15,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  146. 

1791,  Aug.  10.  Inventory,  £359.4.6,  made  by  Stacy  Budd  and 
Jos.  Butterworth.  File  11363C. 

1793,  April  4.  Bispham,  Joshua,  Sr.,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Land  near  the  fork  of  Salem  and  Mount  Holly 
roads  at  corner  to  Isaac  Peacock's  lot  bounded  by  land  of  Thomas 
Gill,  Abraham  Harris,  Caleb  Borton,  James  Sterling  and  lands  late 
Joseph  Hollinshead  (142  acres),  also  10  acres  to  be  taken  off  planta- 
tion along  lower  side  of  Zachariah's  Run;  all  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Ruth, 
£60  a  year,  to  be  paid  by  son  Joshua.  Son,  Joshua,  remainder  of 
lands  and  personal;  he  to  support  molattoe  woman  named,  Pothena, 
and  servant  man,  Noah.  Daughter,  Atlantic  Hooton,  £100  (from  sale 
of  land).  Sons,  Samuel,  Benjamin  and  Joseph  and  daughter,  Sarah 
Lippincott,  the  remainder  of  proceeds  from  sale  of  land,  divided 
equally  between  them.  John  Bispham  having  made  some  threats  in 
regards  to  the  testator's  administration  of  the  estate  of  his  brother, 
Benjamin  Bispham;  should  any  money  be  thereafter  payable  on  that 
account,  each  legatee  to  pay  in  proportion  to  sums  devised  to  them. 
Executor — son-in-law,  William  Lippincott.  Witnesses — John  Hollins- 
head, Jr.,  Isaac  Peacock  and  William  Cox.     Proved  June  11,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  241. 

1795,  May  3.     Inventory,  £145.16.;  made  by  Jacob  Hollinshead 

and  William  Cox.  File  11583C. 

1794,  Oct.  12.  Bivins,  Joseph,  of  Stow  Creek  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  2  rooms  in  house,  Va  of  lands  and 
remainder  of  personal  estate  during  her  life.  Sons,  Davis  and  Ben- 
jamin, all  real  estate  to  be  divided  between  them;  they  paying  all 
debts  and  to  give  grandson,  Joseph  Bivins  (son  of  son  Thomas),  £10, 
when  21.  Daughter,  Sarah  Woodruff,  15  shillings  and  ^  of  personal 
after  wife's  decease.  Daughters,  Rebecca  Bennet  and  Eunice  West, 
each  15  shillings  and  the  other  %  of  personal  estate.     Executors — 


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wife,  Sarah,  and  son,  Benjamin.     Witnesses — Hannah  Jarraan,  Ruth 
Hall,  Benjamin  Peck.     Proved  Oct.  23,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  159;  File  1056F. 

1791,  Nov.  24.  Blackwell,  Francis,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife  [not  named],  remainder  of  household  furniture; 
use  of  plantation  until  sons,  Jonathan  and  Nathaniel,  come  into  pos- 
session, when  they  are  to  make  provision  for  their  mother  while  my 
widow;  also  2  cows.  Eldest  son,  John,  5  shillings.  Sons,  Thomas, 
Francis,  Jacob,  Stephen  and  Eligea  (?),  1  shilling  each.  Daughters, 
Keziah,  Jemima,  Amy  and  Deborah,  whatever  is  due  me  from  the 
Loan  Office,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them.  Son,  Daniel,  £150 
and  my  gun.  Daughters,  Oraney  and  Actia,  £50  each,  when  18. 
Sons,  Jonathan  and  Nathaniel,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live,  pos- 
session to  be  taken  May  24,  1802;  Jonathan,  my  desk  and  Nathaniel, 
my  clock;  they  also  to  have  live  stock  and  farming  utensils.  Residue 
to  be  divided  between  my  5  youngest  children.  If  any  child  by  my 
present  wife  should  die  without  issue,  his  or  her  share  to  the  sur- 
vivors, the  boy's  part  to  the  boys  and  the  girl's  to  the  girls.  Execu- 
tors— sons,  Thomas  and  Stephen  Blackwell.  Witnesses — Josiah  Van- 
kirk,  John  Vankirke,  Daniel  Christopher.     Proved  Nov.  24,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  34'5. 

1791,  Nov.  23.  Inventory,  £587.13.0;  made  by  John  Vankirke  and 
John  Blackwell. 

1833,  May  1.  Citation  by  John  Green  and  Enoch  Phillips,  execu- 
tors of  Stephen  Blackwell,  who  was  executor  of  said  Francis  Black- 
well,  dec'd.  File  1.546J. 

1791,  June  20.  Blake,  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Blake.     Fellowbondsman — John  Steelman;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  214. 

1791,  Feb.  7.  Inventory,  £11.6.0;  made  by  John  Steelman  and 
Edmund  Cordeary.  File  1757H. 

1793,  July  31.  Blanchard,  Anny,  of  Bergen  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  Rynear  Blanchard,  of  said  Co.  Said  ward,  being  over  14  but 
under  21,  makes  choice  of  Rynear  Blanchard  as  guardian  of  her 
estate  and  person.  Guardian — Rynear  Blanchard  [signs,  "Reyneir"]. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Reading;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  145;  File  2250B. 

1793,  June  11.  Blanchard,  Susannah  and  Isaac,  of  Bergen  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  Rynear  Blanchard,  of  said  Co.;  under  14.  On 
petition  of  their  father  that  he  be  appointed  their  Guardian.  Guard- 
ian— Rynear  Blanchard,  [signs,  "Reyneir"].  Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel  Reading;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  145;  File  2246B. 

1793,  Dec.  23.  Blauvelt,  Abraham  T.,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Isaac  T.  Blauvelt  and  Rulif  C.  Haring.  Fellowbondsman — Johannis 
T.  Haring;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  168. 

1793,  Dec.  24.  Inventory,  £875.17.6;  made  by  Abraham  Demarest 
and  Johannis  C.  Haring.  File  2256B-2264B. 

1791,  Jan.  27.  Blauvelt,  Caty,  of  Bergen  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Theunis  Blauvelt,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  James  Blau- 
velt, uncle  of  said  child,  he  is  made  her  Guardian. 

Lib.  32,  p.  545;  File  2147B. 

1795,  Mar.  25.     Blauvelt,  Cornelius,  of  Bergen  Co.     Ward.     Son 


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of  Abraham  T.  Blauvelt,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  Isaac  T. 
Blauvelt,  uncle  of  said  Cornelius,  an  infant  under  14.  Guardian — 
Isaac  T.  Blauvelt.    Fellowbondsman — Rulof  Haring;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  359;  File  2489B. 
1795,  Mar.  24.  Blauvelt,  Jenny,  of  Bergen  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Abraham  T.  Blauvelt,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward,  being  out  of 
the  Wardship  of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Roelof 
Haring.  Guardian — Roelof  Haring.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  T. 
Blauvelt;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  359;  File  2493B. 

1791,  Jan.  27.  Blauvelt,  Mary  and  John,  of  Bergen  Co.  Wards. 
Children  of  Theunis  Blauvelt,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  they  make  choice 
of  their  uncle  James  Blauvelt,  as  their  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman 
— David  0.  Haring;  both  of  said  Co.         Lib.  32,  p.  545;  File  2141B. 

1790,  Dec.  10.  Blew,  Fredrick,  of  Somerset  Co.,  farmer;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elizabeth,  1  bed,  1  chair,  1  chest  and  £50.  Son,  Abraham, 
£20.  4  daughters,  Margaret  Blew,  (wife  of  William  Blew),  Provi- 
dence Barkelow,  (wife  of  Cornelius  Barkelow),  Mary  Voorhees, 
(wife  of  Okey  Voorhees),  and  Sarah  McHeal,  (widow  of  Joseph  Mc- 
Heal),  each  £10.  Granddaughter,  Ellinor  Voorhees,  (daughter  of 
Elizabeth),  £30.  Granddaughter,  Jean  Blew,  (daughter  of  David), 
£5.  Son,  Isaac,  Bible  and  £250.  Son,  Peter,  £150.  Son,  David, 
£150.  Son,  Ezekiel,  home  plantation,  rest  of  real  and  personal;  he 
paying  the  other  legacies.  Executor — son,  Ezekiel  Blew.  Witnesses 
— William  Bell,  Arthur  Sutphen,  Sr.,  James  Sutphin.  Proved  June 
15,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  264. 

1793,  May  27.  Inventory,  £182.0.11;  made  by  James  Nevius  and 
James  Sutphin.  File  912R. 

1792,  Sept.  22.  Blinckerkoff,  Hendrick,  Sr.,  of  Communipaw 
Twsp.  and  Co.  of  Bergen,  farmer;  will  of.  Brother,  Hartman  Blinck- 
erhoflf,  £5.  Nephew,  Hendrick  Blinckerhoff  (son  of  brother  Hart- 
man),  home  plantation;  also,  woodland  at  Shangle,  cedar  swamp 
and  meadow  at  Seacaukes,  meadow  near  John  Everses',  lot  and 
meadow  at  Bergen  near  Brown's  of  Newark  Ferry,  woodland  at  the 
Long  Bridge,  woodland  at  Bergen  Point,  woodland  at  Maesce  ad- 
judged to  me  by  commissioners  out  of  the  Patent  of  Seacaukes  and 
all  right  and  title  in  any  other  lands  in  Bergen  Co.;  also,  clocks, 
black  girl,  Hannah,  farraing  utensils,  silver  mounted  cane,  house- 
hold furniture  and  all  crops.  Nephew,  Hartman  Blinckerhoff  (son 
of  nephew,  Hendrick),  negro  boy,  Frank.  To  Catalina  (eldest  daugh- 
ter of  nephew,  Hendrick),  negro  girl,  Phillis.  To  Clausia  (youngest 
daughter  of  nephew,  Hendrick),  black  girl,  Jude.  Nephew,  John 
Van  Wagenen  (son  of  sister,  Maretye),  £25.  Nephew,  Hendrick 
Cruse  (son  of  sister,  Clausia),  £25.  Niece,  Clausia  Cruse  (daughter 
of  sister  Clausia),  £25.  Nephew,  Hendrick,  to  pay  following:  To 
daughters  of  eldest  sister  unnamed),  i.e.,  Catalina,  Maretye  and 
Antje,  £50  to  be  divided  between  them.  To  sister  Clausia's  daugh- 
ter, i.e.,  Maretye  Lazia,  £50.  To  sister  Aghie,  £50.  To  brother  Hart- 
man's  children,  £50  to  be  divided  amongst  them.  Negro  slaves.  Bet 
and  Prime,  to  be  maintained  by  nephew,  Hendrick;  and  negro  slaves, 
Peter  and  Pegg,  to  be  sold.  Brother  Hartman's  2  sons,  John  and 
Hendrick,  wearing  apparel.  Eldest  sister's  children,  Catalina,  Mare- 
tye and  Antia,  V^  of  residue.  Sister  Aghie,  ^A.  Sister  Clausia's 
daughter,  Martye  Lazia,    hi.     Brother  Hartman's  children    (nephew 


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Hendrick,  included),  remaining  %  of  residue.  Executors — ^nephews, 
John  and  Hendrick  Brinckerhoff  and  Jacob  Van  Wagenen.  Witnesses 
—John  Van  Home,  Garret  Van  Home,  Zacharius  Sickels.  Proved 
Sept.  15,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  348;  File  2495B. 

1788,  Dec.  22  Bloom,  John,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife  (not  named),  Va  of  profits  of  lands  during  her  life;  also, 
1  bed  and  sufficient  furniture,  1  cow  and  horse  and  all  sheep. 
Daughters,  Rachel  and  Febe  [Phebe],  jointly,  98  acres  taken  off 
west  end  of  place  with  buildings,  during  their  life;  after  their 
decease,  the  same  to  granddaughter,  Hannor  Bawl.  Daughter,  Mary, 
1  cow  and  remainder  of  land;  after  her  decease  the  same  to  grand- 
daughter, Rachel  Brown.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  daughters, 
Rachel,  Patience  and  Febe.  Executors — Ezekiel  Ayers,  Sr,,  Philip 
Cummins  and  Amos  Ayers.  Witnesses — Cornelius  Flummerfelt, 
Samuel  Chidster,  John  Fortunate.    Proved  Apr.  2,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  340;  File  549S. 

1794,  Nov.  19.  Bloomfield,  Jarvis,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Phinehas  Manning.  Fellowbondsman— -John  Manning; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  538. 

1794,  Nov.  11.  Inventory,  £305.6.;  made  by  James  Brown  and 
James  Paton.  File   8521 — 8526L. 

1791,  Jan.  16.  Bogart,  Thunis,  of  Boonton,  Morris  Co.;  nuncupa- 
tive will  of.  Wife,  Aletta  Bogart,  all  my  estate,  both  real  and  per- 
sonal. Lib.  35,  p.  28. 

1791,  Mar.  10.  Citation,  Alletta  Bogart,  widow  of  Thunis  Bogart, 
dec'd,  against  Adrian  Bogart,  Adrian  Bogart,  Jr.,  Peter  Bogart, 
John  Van  Alft  and  Magdalen,  his  wife,  late  Magdalen  Bogart,  and 
Elizabeth  Bogart;  the  next  of  kin  to  Thunis  Bogart,  dec'd. 

1791,  Mar,  28,  Confirmation  of  the  nuncupative  will  presented 
by  the  widow,  Aletta  Bogart,  on  motion  of  her  Attorney,  Gabriel  H. 
Ford.    Signed  by  Jabez  Campfield,  Surrogate. 

1791,  Mar.  28.  Bond  of  Adm'rs  with  will  annexed.  Adm'rs — 
Alletta  Bogart  and  George  D.  Brinckerhoff.  Fellowbondsman — 
Nathan  Ford;  all  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Edmund  Kingsland,  Jos. 
Lewis. 

1791,  Jan.  27.  Inventory,  £132,10.,  made  by  Edmund  Kingsland 
and  Henry  W.  Drake.  File  761N. 

1791,  Feb.  11.  Bogert,  Jacob,  of  Hackensack  Precinct,  Bergen 
Co.;  will  of.  Nephew,  John  Bogert,  (son  of  brother  Cornelius 
Bogert),  lot  of  land  opposite  the  Lutheran  Church,  bought  of  heirs 
of  Cornelius  Van  Arelant,  dec'd;  all  personal  estate,  and  %  part  of 
remainder  of  real  estate  in  Bergen  Co.  Nephews,  Albert,  Jacob, 
Hendrick  and  Cornelius  Bogert,  (sons  of  brother  Cornelius  Bogert), 
each  Vs  part  of  lands  in  Bergen  Co.  Executors — nephews,  John 
and  Albert  Bogert.  Witnesses — John  Cutwater,  Johannis  Bougart 
[Bogert],  Thomas  Taylor,  Jr.    Proved  Mar.  8,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  164;  File  2252B. 

1795,  Mar.  19.  Boggs,  Mary,  Haddonfield,  Gloucester  Co.,  single 
woman.  Int.  Adm'rs — Francis  Boggs  and  James  Boggs.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Thomas  Githens;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  3'5,  p.  302. 


44       NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

1795,  Mar.  18.  Inventory,  £257.10.3;  made  by  Thomas  Redman 
and  Thomas  Githens.  File  1921H. 

1792,  Sept.  22.  Bond,  Edward,  of  Independence  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Margaret  Bond,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — 
John  Drake,  Jr.  Lib.  34,  p.  182. 

1792,  Sept.  26.  Inventory  £91.14.6,  made  by  John  Drake,  Jr. 
and  John  Hull.  File   520S. 

1795,  June  9.  Bond,  William,  of  Independence  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Anne  Bond,  widow,  Fellowbondsman — Mont- 
gomery Reading;  both  of  said  place.  Lib,  36.  p.  132. 

1795,  June  5.  Inventory,  £32.3.4;  made  by  Montgomery  Reading 
and  Arthur  Hazen.  File  617S. 

1795,  Feb.  28.  Boogner,  [Buchner]  Philip,  of  Newton,  Sussex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Hannah  Boogner  (her  mark).  Fellowbondsmen — 
Abner  Woodruff  and  Robert  Thomson;  all  of  Newton,  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.   135. 

1795,  Feb.  24.  Inventory,  £283.4.3;  made  by  Zacharius  Hibler 
and  George  McEowen.  File   618S. 

1787,  Apr.  10,  Borden,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Bordentown,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  rents  and  profits  of  all  real  estate 
during  her  widowhood;  also  all  silver  plate,  chinaware,  linen,  and 
as  much  household  furniture  as  she  may  choose;  also  i/4  of  personal 
estate  and  interest  from  the  other  %ths.  Son,  Joseph,  mesuage 
and  farm  in  Chesterfield,  said  Co.,  whereon  he  now  lives,  of  230 
acres,  including  16  acres  given  me  by  my  father;  also  ceder  swamp 
in  Mommouth  Co.,  called  Snag  Swamp,  adjoining  Kirby's  swamp 
(6  acres);  all  in  trust  during  his  life.  Should  son  Joseph  have  a 
son,  the  lands  to  said  son;  but,  if  he  dies  without  m^ale  issue,  then 
to  his  daughter,  Elizabeth,  on  her  marriage  or  when  21.  If  grand- 
daughter, Elizabeth,  dies  without  issue,  said  lands  to  be  sold  and 
proceeds  equally  divided  between  such  of  my  grandsons  and 
granddaughters  of  the  PvIcKean  and  Hopkinson  families  as  shall 
then  be  living.  Granddaughter  Elizabeth  Borden,  carriage  house 
corner  of  Prince  and  Market  Sts.,  Bordentown.  Grandson,  Joseph 
Borden  McKean,  10  acres  of  land  at  Jay's  Hill,  Chesterfield  Twsp. 
Grandson,  Joseph  Hopkinson,  all  lots  and  fields  included  within 
bounds  of  Second  St.,  Market  St.,  Douglas's  run  of  water,  Ivins' 
red  house  lot  and  Crosswick  road  back  to  Second  St.;  also  house 
where  I  dwell  purchased  of  Joseph  Kirkbride  and  the  Tavern 
house  and  lot  (bounded  by  Main,  Market  and  Second  Sts.,  and 
Joseph  Pancoast's  lot)  now  in  tenure  of  Okey  Hoagland.  Grandson, 
Francis  Hopkinson,  2  lots  of  Marsh  Meadow  on  Crosswick  Creek 
(one  the  Northwest  Reach,  the  other  in  Nottingham  Twsp.,  adjoin- 
ing marsh  of  Samuel  Farnsworth,  dec'd).  Other  lands  (of  various 
lots  and  acreage)  to  be  sold.  After  marriage  or  decease  of  wife, 
the  %  of  personal  estate  in  trust  to  her  to  be  divided,  i.e.,  son, 
Joseph,  ^A  part;  grandson  Joseph  Borden  McKean  and  grand- 
daughters of  McKean  family,  Vz  part,  and  grandson,  Francis  Hop- 
kinson, and  granddaughters  of  the  Hopkinson  family,  the  other  Vs 
part.  Book  accounts  against  son  Joseph,  and  son-in-law  Francis 
Hopkinson,  to  be  given  them.    Executors — ^wife,  Elizabeth,  sonrin- 


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law,    Francis    Hopkinson,    and    friend,    John    Oliver.     Witnesses — 
Burgess  Allison,  Peter  Wilson  and  Deborah  Van  Dyke. 

1788,  Mar.  19.  Codicil.  Having  conveyed  to  Samuel  Rogers, 
certain  lands  bequeathed  to  grandson,  Joseph  Hopkinson,  in  lieu 
there  of,  said  grandson  to  have  10  acres  off  the  Schoolhouse  lot, 
bounded  by  land  of  Samuel  Farnsworth,  dec'd,  Mary  Brown,  Edward 
Brook  and  Israel  Wright,  dec'd.    Witnesses — the  same. 

1788,  Dec.  4.  Codicil.  Son,  Joseph,  being  lately  dec'd,  to  Mary 
Borden,  widow  of  Joseph,  Vs  of  profits  of  land  bequeathed  to  said 
son,  while  she  is  his  widow.  To  friend  Joseph  Potts,  £100.  for 
faithful  services.  Niece,  Deborah  Van  Dyke,  £30,  if  she  remains 
the  widow  of  Jos.  Van  Dyke  (said  2  legacies  to  be  paid  out  of  son 
Joseph's  share  of  my  personal  estate).  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth 
Borden,  remainder  of  her  father's  share  of  personal  estate.  Wit- 
nesses— the  same. 

1789,  Jan.  7.  Codicil.  Whereas,  Thomas  McKean  and  his  son, 
Robert  McKean,  made  an  agreement  to  pay  a  yearly  rent  for 
certain  lands  deeded  to  them,  during  the  life  of  myself  and  wife, 
and  they  have  failed  to  make  said  payments;  the  amount  of  said 
indebtedness  is  to  be  charged  against  them,  and  the  legacies  unto 
my  grandchildren  of  the  McKean  family  are  not  to  be  made  until 
said  payments  are  received  or  recovered  by  my  executors.  Wit- 
nesses— the  same.     Proved  April  21,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  108. 

[Deborah  Van  Dyke,  in  probate  of  will  signs  as,  "Deborah  Ap- 
plegate".]. 

1791,  May  16.  Inventory,  £6,641. 8. 91/2  ;  made  by,  Isaac  Cowgill 
and  John  Butler.  File   11364C. 

1795,  Aug.  14.  Borradaill,  William,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.,  will  of.  Wife,  Jerusia,  remainder  of  estate  after  debts  are 
paid,  for  bringing  up  the  children.  The  4  sons,  Arthur,  William 
Frampton,  John  and  Thomas,  to  be  bound  out  to  a  trade  when  of 
suitable  age.  Executors — wife,  Jerusia  and  nephew,  Samuel  Shute. 
Witnesses — John  Cox,  William  Cox  and  Morgan  Hollinshead.  Proved 
Nov.  3,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  236. 

1795,  Oct.  21.  Inventory,  £76.12.6;  made  by  John  Cox  and 
Thomas  Stokes.  File  11584C. 

1791,  Jan.  17.  Borton,  Rachel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joshua  Borton  (husband  of  the  late  Rachel).  Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel  Ellis;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  186;  File  11365C. 

1795,  Nov.  25.  Borton,  Samuel,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Rhoda  Borton.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Engle; 
both  of  said  place.  Lib.  35,  p.  252. 

1795,  Dec.  30.  Inventory,  £415.13.10;  made  Jacob  Hollinshead 
and  Joseph  Engle.  File   11645C. 

1788,  June  25.  Boss,  John,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Nephew,  Joseph  Boss,  6  pence  in  lieu  of  his  birthright. 
Wife,  Elizabeth,  rest  of  estate,  real  and  personal.  Executors — 
friends;  Cornelius  Hoppock  and  William  Taylor.  Witnesss — Jno. 
Lambert,  John  Lafler,  Joseph  Collins.     Proved  Sept.  17,  1791. 

Lib,  32,  p.  328. 


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1791,  Sept.  16.  Renunciation  by  Cornelius  Hoppock  and  William 
Taylor,  as  executors. 

1791,  Sept.  17.  Adm'r — Jacob  Sarvis  (with  will  annexed). 
Fellowbondsman — Peter  Johnson;  both  of  said  Co. 

1791,  Sept.  15.  Inventory,  £82.7.9;  made  by  Peter  Johnson  and 
Daniel  Wikoff.  File  1547J. 

1792,  Jan.  21.  Boulton,  William,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Hannah  Boulton  and  Joseph  Boulton,  Jr.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Joseph  Brown;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  406. 

1792,  Feb.  1.  Inventory,  £228.15.;  made  by  Joseph  Brown  and 
Joseph  Boulton.  File  11428C. 

1792,  Mar.  7.  Bourk,  Hubert  De,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Israel  Canfield.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Canfield; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  115. 

1792,  Apr.  23.  Inventory,  £3.16.11;  made  by  Jabez  Beach  and 
Elisha  Ayers.  File  787N. 

1792,  Nov.  4.  Bowman,  Henry  Richarcl,  of  Shrewsbury  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.,;  will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  6  sheep  in  lieu  of  her  dower. 
To  Thomas  Ledson,  my  sorrel  horse.  To  Colonel  Samuel  Forman, 
the  time  of  negro  boy,  Joseph  (aged  11),  and  negro  girl,  Maria 
aged  3),  until  they  are  of  age  when  they  are  to  be  free.  To  Doctor 
John  Johnson,  gold  sleeve  buttons,  a  heifer  with  calf  and  1  cow. 
To  widow  Mary  Fenimore,  6  china  cups  and  saucer.  To  Jemima 
Traford,  (daughter  of  Samuel  Traford),  1  silver  tea  tongue.  To 
Ann,  (daughter  of  Thomas  Ledson,  Jr.),  1  silver  tea  pot.  To  Joseph 
White,  (a  native  of  Germany),  6  sheep;  to  his  wife,  1  coffee  pot, 
cup  and  saucer.  Residue  to  be  distributed  among  deserving  poor 
of  the  Town.  Executors — Dr.  John  Johnson  and  Colonel  Samuel 
Forman.  Witnesses — Samuel  White,  Peter  Wardel,  Samuel  Corlis. 
Proved  Nov.  19,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  338. 

1792,  Nov.  7.  Inventory,  £171.4.10;  made  by  Thomas  Morford, 
and  William  Pintard.  File  6655-6662M. 

1789,  Apr.  20.  Bowman,  Thomas,  Sr.,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  £10  yearly,  paid  by  sons, 
John,  Thomas  and  Cornelius;  also,  privileges  of  house  and  garden, 
use  of  all  household  furniture,  and  to  be  provisioned  by  sons  while 
widow.  Son,  John,  choice  of  horses  as  his  birthright,  and  V2  of 
plantation  whereon  I  now  live.  Son,  Cornelius,  other  ^  of  planta- 
tion, and  £20,  to  be  paid  by  son  Thomas.  Son,  Thomas,  plantation 
whereon  he  now  lives  (originally  part  of  farm).  Son,  Peter,  £300, 
to  be  paid  by  other  3  sons.  Daughters,  Nellie  and  Rachel,  each 
interest  of  £100.  @  6%;  to  be  paid  yearly,  and  the  principal  to  their 
children  after  their  decease.  Sons,  John  and  Cornelius,  all  personal, 
except  that  reserved  for  wife's  use;  John,  the  clock,  after  her  de- 
cease. Executors — sons,  John  and  Thomas.  Witnesses — Abraham 
Couvenhoven,  Daniel  Dils  and  Peter  Dils. 

1790,  Oct.  14.  Codicil.  Oldest  daughter,  Nellie,  the  £6  yearly 
interest;  but  her  children  are  not  to  have  the  £100  principal  at  her 
decease.  Sons,  John  and  Cornelius,  37  acres  lately  purchased  of 
William  Gearharty.  Witnesses — Daniel  Dils,  Peter  Dils  and  Peter 
Himey.    Proved  Aug.  9,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  222. 


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1792,  Mar.  21.  Inventory,  £369.11.9;  made  by  John  Low  and 
Daniel  Dils.  File   1600J. 

1795,  Oct.  20.  Bowne,  Jonathan,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — John  Combs,  Jr.  and  Elizabeth  Combs.  Fellowbondsr 
man — William  Gordon;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  528. 

1795,  Oct.  15.  Inventory,  £834.2.8;  made  by  Peter  Smyth  and 
William  Gordon.  File  7199— 7210M. 

1791,  May  18.  Boyce,  Francis,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  to  be  provided  for  by  my  Ex- 
ecutor during  term  of  her  natural  life;  also  the  privilege  of  the 
house,  one  milch  cow,  a  feather  bed,  etc.,  and  all  my  pewter.  Sons, 
Thomas  and  Daniel,  the  place  whereon  Daniel  now  lives  joining  to 
Widow  Stevenson's,  with  stock  and  moveables,  to  be  equally  divided 
between  them;  they  are  to  pay  my  daughter,  Hannah  Starling, 
£10;  my  son,  John  Boyce,  £11;  and  to  John  Cross,  £10.  Daughter, 
Mary  Oliver,  5  shillings.  Son,  Francis,  plantation  whereon  I  live; 
also  a  small  poplar  box  with  my  writings  therein,  and  rest  of 
personal.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Daniel,  £20  each,  to  be  paid  by  son, 
Francis.  Executor — son,  Francis  Boyce.  Witnesses—Job  Silver, 
Walter  Wilson,  Jeremiah  Burrough.    Proved  Nov.  9,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  343. 

1791,  Jan.  6.  Inventory,  £123.8.,  made  by  William  Abbott  and 
Thos.  Akers. 

1791,  Sept.  15.    Account  by  Francis  Boyce,  the  executor. 

1791,  Nov.  2.  Exception  taken  by  Daniel  Boice  of  account  filed 
by  Francis  Boyce. 

1793,  May  6.    Reply  of  Francis  Boyce.  File  1548J. 

1793,  Mar.  30.  Boylan,  John,  of  Bedminister,  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Ellenor  Boylan  and  Samuel  Boylan.  Fellowbondsman — 
James  Boylan;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  273;  File  913  R. 

1788,  Aug.  2.  Boys,  James,  of  Bridgewater  Twsp.,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  My  negro,  Ishmael,  and  wench,  Dina,  to  have  their  freedom, 
and  their  children,  i.e.,  John,  Tom  and  Cato,  to  be  bound  out  until 
they  are  21.  To  Alexander  Moffit,  and  his  sister,  Peggy,  and  to 
such  other  relations  who  might  claim  any  right  in  my  estate,  5 
shillings  each,  to  cut  them  out.  To  Joseph  Compton  and  Enoch 
Stillwell,  my  estate,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them.  Executors 
— Joseph  Compton  and  Enoch  Stillwell.  Witnesses — Zebulon  Comp- 
ton, Sarah  Compton,  George  Romer.    Proved  Jan.  11,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  76;  File  897R. 

1795,  Nov.  13.  Boze,  Thomas,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Isaac 
De  Hart  Busze.    Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Ogden;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  500. 

1795,  Nov.  14.  Inventory,  £218.10.;  made  by  Stephen  Plum  and 
Samuel  Ogden.  File  8154 — 8159G. 

1795,  June  4.  Branson  [Bronsteder],  Henry,  Sr.,  of  Newton, 
Gloucester  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £10.  Daughter,  Abigail,  £50, 
when  21.  Sons,  Henry  and  John,  residue  of  real  and  personal 
estate.    Executors — ^friend  and  former  master,  Samuel  Cooper,  and 


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son,  Henry.  Witnesses — Joseph  Cooper,  Charles  Hall,  Joseph  Jacobs 
and  William  R.  Long.    Proved  Sept.  10,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  268. 

1795,  Sept.  7.  Inventory,  £189.17.6;  made  by  Joseph  Cooper  and 
William  R.  Long. 

1795,  Sept.  20.  Renunciation  by  Samuel  Cooper,  one  of  the  ex- 
ecutors. File   1922H. 

1791,  Dec.  12.  Brant,  Abigail,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of 
Jonathan  Brant,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  being  out  of  Ward- 
ship of  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  William  Brant  as  her 
Guardian.  Guardian — William  Brant.  Fellowbondsman — Malthas 
Brant;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  513;  File  7158-7161G. 

1794,  Apr.  3.  Brant,  David,  of  the  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  one  horsechair,  2  cows,  best  room  in 
house  and  %  of  land  while  widow.  Son,  Jacob,  50  acres  adjoin- 
ing land  of  Lewis  Brant,  dwelling  house  and  5  acres  of  salt  meadow 
at  mouth  of  Rahway  River.  Son,  James,  5  acres  of  salt  meadow 
adjoining  that  given  Jacob;  also  £100,  when  25  (to  be  paid  by 
Jacob) ;  also  Jacob's  land,  should  he  die  without  issue.  Son,  Wil- 
liam £5  (to  be  paid  by  Jacob),  he  already  having  had  his  share. 
Son,  Peter,  £50,  when  25,  if  he  returns  home.  Grandson,  Abraham 
Brant  (son  of  son,  John,  dec'd),  £5.  Remainder  of  land  to  be  sold 
and  divided  between  daughters,  Mary  Moore  (wife  of  Daniel  B. 
Moore),  and  Susannah  Oliver  (wife  of  William  Oliver).  Movables 
to  be  sold  and  residue  divided  between  wife,  Mary,  son,  James,  and 
daughters,  Mary  Moore  and  Susannah  Oliver.  Executors — friend, 
John  Shotwell  and  son,  Jacob.  Witnesses — Alexander  Scott,  Nathan 
Shotwell,  James  Shotwell.    Proved  July  1,  1794. 

1794,  July  3.  Inventory,  £171.6.2;  made  by  Benjamin  Brook- 
field  and  Amos  Morss.  Lib.  33,  p.  380;  File  7856-7863G. 

1795,  Oct.  19.  Brant,  Moses,  of  Morris  Co.  Ward,  Son  of  Solomon 
Brant  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  his  Guardian 
in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Phebe  Brant.  Guardian — Phebe  Brant. 
Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Genung;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  97;  File  865N. 
1795,  Sept.  2.  Brant,  Solomon,  Jr.,  of  Morris  Co,  Ward.  Son  of 
Solomon  Brant,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of 
his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  Phebe  Brant,  makes  choice  of  Uzal  Ward, 
Guardian — Uzal  Ward.  Fellowbondsman — Israel  Brant;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  97;  File  865N. 

1794,  Aug.  2.  Bray,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Middletown  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca,  her  choice  of  household  furniture, 
services  of  negroes,  Vs  right  of  dower  in  lands  and  her  support  by 
son  Daniel  while  widow.  Daughter,  Anna  Bray,  one  acre  of  land 
with  house,  adjoining  land  of  John  Holmes,  Jonathan  Holmes,  dec'd 
and  John  Bray,  dec'd,  and  the  Baptist  Meeting  House  lot,  during  her 
life,  (then  entailed  to  her  heirs;  if  none,  then  to  son  Daniel);  also, 
negro  girl,  Charlotta,  and  weaving  loom.  Daughters,  Sarah  Cooper, 
Rebecca  Worrel  and  Anna  Bray,  remainder  of  furniture  after  wife's 
decease  and  residue  of  movables.  Daughter-in-law,  Mary  Bray 
(wife  of  son  Samuel),  a  negro  wench.  Sons,  Samuel  and  Daniel,  all 
land  in  Middletown  Twsp.  and  Freehold.  Son,  Samuel,  that  part  of 
home  tract  between  lands  of  John  Bray,  dec'd,  and  Dr.  John  John- 


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son,  dec'd,  (same  entailed  to  his  eldest  male  heir,  or  his  eldest 
female  heir  my  %  of  profits  to  his  wife  Mary  while  his  widow, 
until  youngest  child  is  of  age).  Son,  Daniel,  the  northwestward 
part  of  home  tract,  during  his  life,  then  to  his  2  daughters,  Rhoda 
Bray  and  Susannah  Bray  (his  wife,  Sarah,  having  her  thirds  should 
he  die  first).  Tract  in  Freehold,  Freehold  Twsp.,  purchased  of  Samuel 
Holmes,  and  adjoining  land  sold  by  Samuel  Holmes  to  William 
Lawrence,  and  land  of  Asher  Holmes;  also  tract  in  Kingwood  Twsp., 
Hunterdon  Co.,  held  by  deed  from  John  Bray,  dec'd,  all  divided 
between  the  2  sons.  Son,  Samuel's  land,  entailed  to  his  son,  Samuel, 
and  his  eldest  male  heir,  or,  in  failure  of  male  line,  to  eldest  female. 
Son,  Daniel's  land,  entailed  to  his  2  daughters,  or  to  his  son  (should 
he  have  male  issue).  Son,  Daniel,  also,  all  rights  of  Pi'opriety  in 
East  Jersey  lands.  Daughter,  Rebecca  Worrel,  negro  girl  Bellar, 
and  use  of  V2  acre  of  pasture  joining  to  Cyrenius  Van  Mater's  land 
on  the  east;  also  flax  hatchel  that  was  her  grandmother  Coxe's. 
Grandsons,  Nicholas,  Richard  and  William  Worrel,  '5  acre  lot  in 
Freehold  bought  of  Joseph  Kinnan,  divided  between  them.  Children 
— i.e.,  Sarah,  Rebecca,  Samuel,  Daniel  and  Anna,  all  books  and 
pamphlets  divided  between  them.  To  John  Bowne  (son  of  William 
Bowne)  the  present  owner  of  home  place  of  John  Bowne  dec'd),  a 
tract  of  land  in  Middletown  on  Bay  shore,  by  deed  of  Jan.  22,  1727, 
conveyed  to  my  father,  John  Bray,  by  my  grand  father  John  Bowne 
(except  Sedge  Island  between  Shoal  Harbor  and  Ware  Creek, 
known  as  Bowne's  Island),  on  condition  he  have  said  deed  recorded 
(said  land  entailed  to  his  eldest  son).  Sons,  Samuel  and  Daniel,  each 
V2  of  said  Bowne's  Island;  also,  on  failure  of  said  John  Bowne 
having  said  deed  recorded  in  one  year,  the  said  land  bequeathed  to 
him.  Executors — son,  Daniel,  Asher  Holmes  and  John  S.  Holmes. 
Witnesses — Jacob  Holmes,  Samuel  Holmes,  Barnes  B.  Smock.  Proved 
Sept.   1,   1794.  Lib.   33,  p.   400 

1794,  Sept.  3.  Inventory,  £714.14.9,  including  goods  left  Mrs. 
Bray  and  6  negroes;  made  by  John  Schenck,  Sr.  and  John  Smock. 

File   6995-7012M. 

1791,  June  2S.    Brecount,  Solomon,  of  Middlesex  Co.    Int.    Adm'r 

— Daniel    Brecount.     Fellowbondsman — Freeman    Morris;    both    of 

said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  465;  File  7741-7742L. 

1795,  Oct.  6.  Brick,  Joshua,  Jr.,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Joshua  Brick,  of  Cumberland  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  ward- 
ship of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  John  Reeve. 
Guardian — John  Reeve.  Fellowbondsman — Henry  Rulon,  Jr.;  both 
of  Woodbury,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  307;  File  1920H. 

1793,  Oct.  6.  Brick,  Mary,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumberland  Co., 
widow  of  Joshua  Brick,  dec'd;  will  of.  Sisters,  Rachel  Clark  and 
Ruth  Fithian,  each  £20;  also  lands  during  their  lives.  After  said 
sisters'  decease,  land  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  between 
sisters,  Hannah,  Rachel,  Amy  and  Ruth,  or  their  heirs.  Sister, 
Hannah  Leake,  £5.  Sister,  Amy  Moore,  £15.  Residue  to  be  divided 
between  the  4  sisters.  Executor — brother,  Joel  Fithian.  Witnesses 
— Charles  Clark,  Benjamin  Peck,  Aulay  McCalla.  Proved  Dec.  30, 
1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  165;  File  1057F. 

1795,  April  4.  Brick,  Richard  of  Mannington,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  John,  all  estate  when  21.    Should  son  die  before  21,  estate  got 


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by  wife  to  be  equally  divided  between  brother-in-law,  Benjamin 
Low  and  sister-in-law,  Elizabeth  Low.  Executors — brother-in-law, 
Benjamin  Low,  Joseph  Sloan  and  Samuel  Leake.  Witnesses — John 
Wistar,  William  Smith  and  William  Hunt.    Proved  May  22,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  308. 

1795,    April    17.     Inventory,    £4528.14.;    by    William    Smith    and 

Samuel  Austin.  File  2126Q. 

1795,  June  20.  Briggs,  John,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek  Twsp., 
Salem  Co.;  will  of.  To  daughter,  Sarah  Elwell,  40  acres  beginning 
at  lane  of  Isaac  Harris  along  line  by  Levy  Smith  to  great  road  that 
leads  to  William  Wood's  mill.  Daughter,  Rachel  Briggs,  eastern  part 
of  plantation  beginning  at  Sarah  Elwell's  corner  in  Salter's  line  and 
running  down  to  the  Mill  pond.  Grandson,  Joseph  Hall,  40  acres  of 
land  and  swamp  beginning  in  Abbot  Sayer's  line.  Son,  Stockton, 
rest  of  plantation  and  residue.  Executors — Stockton  Briggs  and 
Joseph  Elwell.  Witnesses — Reade  Sheppard,  Abraham  Harris  and 
Joseph  Wood.    Proved  Aug.  25,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  324. 

1795,  July  21.  Inventory,  £530.10.9;  made  by  John  Smith  and 
Brazillai  Jefress.  File  2124Q. 

1795,  May  5.  Brink,  Johannis,  of  Sandyston,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Johannis  D.  Westbrook,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Holmes,  of  Newton,  said  Co.,  merchant.  Lib.  36,  p.  133. 

1795,  April  10.  Inventory,  £834.2.9;  made  by  John  Venetter  and 
Guisbert  Sutfin.  File   1619S. 

1793,  May  28.  Brink,  Maria,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jonathan 
Willis.  Fellowbondsman — Thos.  Anderson;  both  of  Newton,  said 
Co.     Witnesses— Josiah   Dyer   and   Abia   F.    Baird. 

Lib.  33,  p.  342;  File  550S. 

1793,  Sept.  3.  Brinley,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  To  Asher  Brinley  (son  of  Elizabeth  Brinley),  1  acre  of 
land  on  southerly  side  of  lower  cedar  swamp  joining  to  William 
Parker's  land.  To  Lydia  Brinley  (daughter  of  Elizabeth  Brinley), 
1  acre  of  land  adjoining.  Brothers,  William  Brinley,  merchant,  and 
Jacob  Brinley,  each  £50.  Brother,  Reape  Brinley,  remainder  of  real. 
Sister,  Lydia  Eaton,  £50.  To  John  Brinley  (son  of  Mary  Foster), 
£150,  when  21;  also  silver  watch  and  gold  buttons  marked  G.  B.  To 
Charlotte  Brinley  (daughter  of  Lydia  Parker),  £150,  when  18.  To 
Sarah  Green,  £10.  Residue  in  proportion  to  all  legatees.  Executors 
— brother  Reape  Brinley  and  friend  Timothy  Corlis.  Witnesses — 
Sarah  White,  Margaret  Corlis,  Peter  Woolley.  Proved  Sept.  16, 
1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  524;  File  7211-7212M. 

1791,  June  2.  Brittain,  Nathaniel,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.,  Int.  Adm'rs — Rachel  Brittain  and  Richard  Cox. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Cox;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  411. 

1791,  May  28.  Inventory,  £537.12.1;  made  by  Richard  Kinnan 
and  Thomas  Cox.  File  6459-6462M. 

1791,  Dec.  22.  Broadley,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Peter  Grim.    Fellowbondsman — Joel  Wescott  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  216. 


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1792,  Apr.  5.  Inventory,  £8.4.8%,  made  by  James  Willson  and 
John   Stephens.  File    1758H. 

1795,  Mar.  11.  Broadwell,  William,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
David  Broadwell.    Fellowbondsman — David  Ross;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  95;    File  866N. 

1791,  June  25.  Brooke,  Charles,  of  Bridgetown,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Amy,  residue.  Only  child  and  son,  Abraham,  £300; 
the  same  to  be  put  out  to  interest  until  he  is  21.  Executors — 
wife.  Amy,  and  friends,  Richard  Hartshorne,  of  Ash  Swamp,  and 
Ambrose  Copeland,  of  Bridgetown.  Witnesses — John  Shotwell, 
Henry  Shotwell,  Joseph  DCamp.    Proved  Apr.  2,   1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  227;  File  8169-8170L. 

1795,  June  1.  Brookfield,  John,  of  Morristown,  Moi'ris  Co.;;  will 
of.  Grandson,  Silas  Brookfield  (son  of  son  James,  dec'd),  shoe 
buckles  and  tract  of  land  corner  of  Keys'  and  Alfred's  tracts,  along 
Alfred's  tract  (now  belonging  to  heirs  of  Elijah  Pierson,  dec'd)  to 
outside  of  land  purchased  of  Sarah  Norris  and  Elizabeth  Smith,  on 
east  side  of  road  (29  acres).  Grandson,  John  Brookfield,  knee 
buckles,  and  tract  of  land  whereon  he  now  lives  (above  land  devised 
to  grandson  Silas);  also  land  bought  of  Jonathan  Tichenor  (5^/4 
acres)  known  as  Old  Saw  Mill  lot.  Son,  Job,  wearing  apparel  and 
shoe  buckles,  and  tract  of  land  adjoining  land  devised  to  grandsons; 
also  a  tract  northeasterly  of  corner  of  land  devised  to  daughter 
Phebe,  to  line  of  lands  late  Nathan  Reeve's;  also  remainder  of  lots 
bought  of  Zopher  Hatheway  and  Benjamin  Lindsey.  Granddaughter, 
Mary  Brookfield  (daughter  of  son  James,  dec'd)  and  great  grand- 
son, James  Brookfield  Stites  (son  of  Daniel  Stites,  dec'd),  4  acres 
of  land  formerly  sold  by  Nathan  Reeve  to  Stephen  Conkling,  jr.,  and 
bought  of  Sheriff  Prudden  Ailing,  adjoining  to  land  of  heirs  of  Elijah 
Pierson,  dec'd;  also  part  of  orchard,  when  they  are  21.  Daughter, 
Rachel  Goble,  tract  of  land  corner  of  above  4  acre  lot  and  along  land 
devised  to  daughter  Phebe,  crossing  land  bought  of  Zopher  Hathe- 
way, to  stake  in  line  of  late  Nathan  Reeve,  but  now  Sam  Ford's. 
Daughter,  Rachel,  part  of  land  bought  of  Benjamin  Lindsley  and 
Zopher  Hatheway.  Daughter,  Phebe  (wife  of  Matthias  Burnet), 
tract  of  land  northeasterly  of  lands  devised  to  daughter  Rachel, 
running  to  line  of  lands  devised  to  son  Job.  Granddaughter,  Phebe 
Goble,  a  cow  in  hands  of  Ebenezer  Sturges.  To  Esther  Crane  (who 
lives  with  me),  my  proportions  of  increase  of  said  cow  and  money 
due  from  her  father,  Ezekial  Crane,  for  keeping  her,  when  18.  Grand- 
daughter, Mary  Brookfield  and  Sarah  Goble,  piece  of  curtain  calico. 
Residue  to  be  divided  between  son  Job,  daughters,  Rachel  and  Phebe, 
each  1/4  part  and  grandson,  James  Brookfield  Stites,  Va.  part.  Ex- 
ecutors— son.  Job  Brookfield  and  grandson,  Silas  Brookfield.  Wit- 
nesses— David  Freeman,  Stephen  Rose  and  Silas  Lindsley.  Proved 
June  29,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  70. 

1795,  June  r5.  Inventory  £240.15.5;  made  by  Silas  Lindsly  and 
Stephen  Rose;  also  bonds  and  notes  for  £420.15.10.  File  867N. 

1793,  Jan.  13.  Brookfield,  Noah,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Mother,  Abigail  Brookfield,  all  movables  and  use  of  real 
estate  during  her  life.  Brother,  Jobe  Brookfield,  lands  after  mother's 
decease;  for  which  he  is  to  pay  £300,  this  sum  to  be  equally  divided 
between  brothers  and  sisters  (unnamed),  each  £60  payable  in  5  years. 


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Executor — eldest  brother,  Jobe  Brookfield.    Witnesses — James  Roll, 
Gilbert  Edwards,  Joseph  Potter.    Proved  Apr.  8,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  203;  File  7632G. 
1792,  July  8.  Brooks,  Edward,  Sr.,  of  Bordentown,  Burlington  Co., 
will  of.  Wife,  Joannah,  use  and  interest  of  whole  estate  during  her 
life.  Son,  Edward,  £10.  Son,  William,  lot  of  woodland  adjoining 
lands  of  William  Abbott  and  Daniel  Rine;  after  decease  of  his 
mother.  Daughter,  Ann  Brooks,  £200,  the  house  and  lot  where  I 
live,  and  all  furniture  and  silver,  after  the  decease  of  her  mother. 
Grandson,  Edward  Brooks  (son  of  son  William),  £200,  when  21.  Two 
houses  in  Phila.  to  be  sold.  Executrix — wife,  Joannah  Brooks.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Taylor,  John  Edwards.  Thomas  Wallin.  Proved  Oct. 
12,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  348;  File  11429C. 

1795,  Aug.  23.  Brooks,  Edward,  late  of  the  City  of  Philadelphia, 
now  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Mother,  Johannah 
Brooks  and  sister,  Anne  Brooks,  rents  and  profits  of  farm  in 
Mansfield  Twsp.,  purchased  of  Isaac  Hornor  and  Peter  Rainer, 
during  their  lives.  Brother,  William  Brooks,  £10.  To  cousins,  Mary 
Sykes  and  Catherine  Sykes  (daughters  of  uncle  Anthony  Sykes), 
£250  each.  To  cousins — the  4  children  of  uncle  Benjamin  Sykes, 
£150  each,  when  respectively  18.  To  John  Lohra  (my  former  clerk), 
£500.  To  my  farmer,  Joshua  Fenimore,  house  and  lot  of  land 
purchased  of  father,  Edward  Brooks,  in  Chesterfield,  said  Co., 
bounded  by  lands  late  Israel  Wright's  and  lands  of  Caleb  Carman 
and  others;  also  kitchen  furniture  and  40  dollars.  Remainder  of 
lands  to  be  sold  and  the  residue  of  estate  bequeathed  to  the 
Abolition  Society  of  Philadelphia,  in  trust  for  the  use  of  free  schools. 
Executors — John  Lohra  and  Josiah  Coates,  of  Philadelphia,  and 
John  Oliver,  of  Bordentown.  Witnesses — John  Taylor,  Anthony 
Taylor  and  Samuel  Minick.   Proved  Sept.  4,  1795.         Lib.  35,  p.  232. 

1795,  Sept.  8.  Renunciation  by  Josiah  L.  Coates,  of  Philadelphia, 
one  of  the  Executors. 

1795,  Nov.  7.  Inventory.  £6,361.11.101/^;  made  by  John  Thorn 
and  Isaac  Cowgill.  File  11585C. 

1789,  Mar.  17.  Brooks,  Seth,  Sr.,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumber- 
land Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  EUeanor,  £15.  Son,  Seth,  land 
from  northwest  corner  of  land  of  Nicholas  Johnson  running  to  land 
purchased  of  Joseph  James,  during  his  life;  then  to  his  sons, 
Thomas  and  Enoch.  Son,  John,  from  a  corner  joining  land  late  of 
Seth  Bowen,  dec'd,  running  to  land  of  Nicholas  Johnson,  including 
land  purchased  of  Caleb  Barrett.  Grandson,  Ira  Brooks,  and  son 
John,  a  marsh  near  Tindel's  Island,  divided  between  them.  Grand- 
son, Ira  Brooks,  messuage  beginning  at  southeast  corner  of  land 
purchased  of  Caleb  Barrett  to  Israel  Pemberton's  line,  during  his 
life;  if  he  dies  without  issue,  same  to  my  sons,  David  and  John. 
Grandsons,  James  and  Samuel  Brooks,  part  of  a  fork  meadow,  when 
21.  Granddaughters,  Hannah  and  Mary  Brooks,  land  purchased  of 
Joseph  James,  when  21.  Grandsons,  Thomas  and  Enoch  Brooks,  % 
of  marsh  meadow  called  Holmes';  grandson,  Ira  Brooks,  other  % 
of  said  meadow.  Son,  David,  £15.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Hall,  £10. 
Daughter,  Temperance  Sheppard,  10  shillings.  Daughter,  Elleanor 
Falkner,  £8.  Executors — wife  Elleanor,  and  son  David.  Witnesses — 
Joel  Miller,  Jacob  Steelling,  Wm.  Leslie.   Proved  Nov.  19,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  487. 


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1792,  Nov.  20.  Inventory.  £139.19.8;  made  by  Joel  Sheppard 
and  Elisha  Swinney.  File  1025F. 

1794,  3rd  mo.  26.  Brotherton,  Henry,  Jr.,  of  Mendham  Twsp., 
Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Sister,  Grace  Brotherton,  £15.  Sister,  Sarah 
Brotherton,  £10.  Youngest  sister,  Mercy  Brotherton,  £10.  Nephew, 
Charles  Nicols  (son  of  sister  Mary  Nicols),  £10.  Brother,  William 
Brotherton,  clothes.  Brother-in-law,  Benjamin  Nicols,  £20.  Nephew, 
Henry  Crane  (son  of  sister  Elizabeth),  £5.  Nephew,  Henry  Bonnel 
(son  of  sister  Ann  Bonnel),  £5.  Residue  to  mother  (not  named). 
Executor — brother-in-law,  Benjamin  Nicols.  Witnesses — Hartshorne 
Fitz  Randolph,  Thomas  Dell,  Anna  Fitz  Randolph  and  Henry 
Bonnel.    Proved  Jan.  27,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  88 

1794,  4th  mo.  3rd.  Inventory,  £115.19.3;  made  by  John  Brotherton 
and  Richard  Dell.  File  868N. 

1793,  Nov.  19.  Brounson,  EH,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Ann  Reeves.   Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Harker;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  100 

1793,  Nov.  14.  Inventory,  £29.16.6;  made  by  Jehu  Ward  and 
Jonathan  Harker.  File  1841H. 

1795,  May  29.  Brower,  John,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abra- 
ham Brower.  Fellowbondsman — John  Broumer;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Richard  Zabrisky  and  Nehemiah  Wade.      Lib.  33,  p.  359 

1795,  June  11.  Inventory,  £258.15.4;  made  by  Peter  Christie  and 
John  Demarest.  File  2500B.-2502B. 

1794,  Oct.  12.  Browing,  Jacob,  of  Maurice  River  Twsp.,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  real  estate  in  Gloucester  Co.  and 
negro  wench,  Violet,  during  her  life;  also  negro  man.  Jack,  who  is  to 
be  set  free  in  7  years.  Son,  George,  home  plantation,  Vz  of  saw 
mill  and  negro  boy,  Nat,  when  21.  Son,  William,  other  V2  of  saw 
mill,  grist  mill  and  real  in  Gloucester  Co.  after  his  mother's  decease; 
also  20  acres  of  meadow,  beginning  at  John  Scot's  line;  and  negro 
boy.  Pomp,  and  negro  boy  Charles,  when  21,  Whole  estate  in  Cum- 
berland Co.  to  be  valued  and  the  surplus,  after  sons  George  and 
William  are  of  age,  to  be  divided  between  daughters,  Mary,  Rebecca 
Catharine  and  Sarah.  Wife  is  pregnant;  should  child  be  a  boy, 
sons  George  and  William  each  to  pay  him  $100;  should  child  be  a 
girl,  she  is  to  share  with  other  daughters.  Daughters,  the  residue. 
Wife,  guardian  of  the  children.  Executors — wife  and  brother,  George 
Browning.  Witnesses — William  Price  and  Robert  Smith.  Proved 
Nov.  5,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  163;  File  1058F. 

1794,  Sept.  29.  Brown,  Asher,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Eliza- 
beth Brown  (the  widow)  and  Daniel  Brown.  Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph  Riggs;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib,  33,  p,  394. 

1794,  Sept.  30.  Inventory,  £702.12.3;  made  by  Joshua  Winans 
and  Joseph  Davis.  File  7864-78 6 9G. 

1790,  Feb.  17.  Brown,  Benjamin;  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Abraham,  154  acres  at  upper  end  of  home 
plantation  adjoining  Joseph  Champion,  Son,  Joseph,  154^  acres  of 
said  farm  adjoining  lands  of  Francis  Vinecomb,  deceased.  Son, 
Samuel,  6  acres,  enclosed  in  that  given  to  son  Joseph.   Eldest  dauglv- 


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ters,  Rhoda  Champion  and  Mary  Sooy,  £2  each.  Daughter,  Elizabeth 
Brown,  £6  and  1  cow.  Daughter,  Sarah  Burr,  2  cows,  6  sheep  and 
£3.  Sons,  Abraham  and  Joseph,  each  to  pay  Vz  of  debts.  Son,  Joseph, 
the  residue.  Executor — son,  Joseph  Brown.  Witnesses — John 
Powell,  William  Simons,  John  Allen,    Proved  Jan.  4,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  117;  File  11366C. 

1793,  Feb.  5.  Brown,  Caleb,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Brown.    Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Evans;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  98. 

1793,  Feb.  5,  Inventory,  £129.15.11;  made  by  Ephraim  Cheesman 
and  Isaac  Tomlinson.  File   1842H. 

1795,  July  27.  Brown,  Hermanus,  of  Horseneck,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Vanderhoof.  Fellowbondsmen — Timothy  Gould  and 
Abraham  Vanderhoff;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33.  p.  498. 

1795,  Feb.  26.  Inventory,  £27.11.4;  made  by  Timothy  Gould  and 
Aaron  Kiersted.  File  8160-8163G. 

1775,  Apr.  8.  Brown,  James,  Sr.,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.;  will 
of.  Land  divided  into  lots.  Wife,  Sarah,  household  furniture,  cattle, 
horses  and  sheep,  and  use  and  benefits  of  lots  No.  4,  5  and  6,  with 
new  dwelling  house  in  lot  No.  6,  during  her  widowhood;  should  wife 
marry,  said  lots  outright  to  the  hereinafter  named  legatees;  the  live 
stock  to  be  divided  between  all  the  children  and,  wife,  to  have  £60. 
Eldest  son,  John,  20  shillings  for  his  birth  right;  also  land  surveyed 
for  him  in  Knowlton,  being  part  of  plantation  purchased  of  Joseph 
Pancoast,  known  as  lot  No.  1,  begining  at  Coxe's  Comer  near  the 
Great  Road  to  Henry  Bruglar's  Corner.  Son,  James,  lot  No.  2  ('53% 
acres),  begining  in  Tocconetcong  (river)  at  line  of  William  Nice's 
Mill  to  Cadwallader's  tract.  Daughter,  Martha  (wife  of  Henry 
Bruglar),  lot  no.  3  (53^/^  acres),  along  Tocconetcong  river.  Daugh- 
ter, Sarah  (wife  of  Ralph  Brughlar),  lot  no.  4  (53 ^/^  acres)  begin- 
ing at  son  James'  corner  to  Scott's  line.  Daughter,  Charity,  lot  No. 
5  (53^/^  acres),  begining  at  Coxe's  Corner  in  Kikindahl's  line.  Son 
Daniel,  homestead  lot  No.  6  (53%  acres),  begining  at  corner  in 
Kikindahl's  line.  (Charity  and  Daniel  to  live  with  their  mother  until 
of  age.)  Son,  John,  25  acres  off  lot  purchased  of  Thomas  Farms- 
worth,  and  the  remaining  59  acres  to  be  equally  divided  between 
the  other  5  children.  Son,  James  and  Henry  Bruglar,  %  of  200  acre 
lot  purchased  of  John  Bray.  Son,  Daniel  and  daughter,  Charity,  the 
other  Vz  of  Bray  lot  divided  between  them.  Executors — wife,  Sarah, 
and  friend  and  kinsman,  Robert  Ellison.  Witnesses — ^John  King, 
William  Stringer,  Wm.  Rea.    Proved  Oct.  16,  1793.    Lib.  33,  p.  333. 

1793,  Oct.  10.  Inventory,  £42.0.7;  made  by  Peter  Belles  and 
Willliam  Sutton.  File   55 IS. 

1790,  .  Brown,  James,   of  Deptford  Twsp.,   Gloucester  Co., 

will  of.  Wife,  (not  named),  to  be  provided  for  by  sons.  To  Thomas 
and  Peter  Andrews,  (wife's  2  sons  by  her  former  marriage),  £15 
each.  Son,  Job  Brown,  £100.  Son,  George  Brown,  £150.  Sons,  Job, 
Mark  and  George  Brown,  the  residue  in  equal  shares;  they  to  pro- 
vide for  their  mother.  Executors — the  3  sons.  Job,  Mark  and  George 
Brown.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Harker,  Isaiah  Ward,  George  C.  Ward. 
Proved,  Jan.  21,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  428. 

1792,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £1,097.15.6;  made  by  James  Wilkins 
and  John  Wood.  File  1800H. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  55 

1795,  Jan.  6.  Brown,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Daniel 
Brown.    Fellowbondsman — James  Kellum;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  300. 

1794,  Oct.  16.  Inventory,  £29.2.;  made  by  James  Kellum  and 
John  Giberson.  File  1923H. 

1794,  Mar.  13.  Brown,  Mary,  of  Gloucester  Twsp.  and  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Thomas  Evans.  Fellowbondsman — Evan  Evans;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  82. 

1794,  Mar.  3.  Inventory,  £161.11.3;  made  by  Isaac  Tomlinson 
and  Ephraim  Cheesman.  File  1880H. 

1791,  Jan.  5.  Brown,  Nathaniel,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Sarah 
Brown  (the  widow)  and  Asher  Brown.  Fellowbondsman — Obadiah 
Crane;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  508 

1791,  Jan.  11.  Inventory,  £166.19.11;  made  by  Henry  Brown  and 
Daniel  Brown.  File  7162-7165G. 

1782,  Jan.  21.  Brown,  Patrick  of  Rockberry  [Roxbury]  Twsp., 
Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  George,  my  Negro  man,  Dick.  Negro  boy, 
Ben,  to  be  sold  and  money  divided  between  my  4  children,  Timothy, 
Mary,  Jean  and  Catharine.  Son,  George,  any  land  I  may  possess. 
Remainder  of  moveables  to  be  equally  divided  between  all  my  chil- 
dren. Should  I  marry  again;  widow  to  have  her  third.  Executors — 
friend,  John  Mehelm,  Esq.,  and  son-in-law,  John  Barkley.  Witnesses 
— Henry  Miller,  Andrew  Shoulder,  Henry  Miller,  Jr.  Proved  Apr. 
1,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  16. 

1791,  Mar.  2S.  Inventory,  £116.17.3,  including  notes  held  against 
Philip  Rowe,  Nath'l  Porter,  Thomas  Berry,  Elisha  Cook,  John  Cole- 
man, Richard  Porter,  Charles  Eversole,  and  2  notes  of  Jonathan 
Tombs  in  hands  of  Thos.  White  of  N.  York;  also  $10,700.00  of  Con- 
tinental money.     Made  by  Thos.  Berry  and  Henry  Miller. 

File  813N. 

1794,  Feb.  4.    Brown,  Samuel,  of  Monmouth  Co.    Int.    Adm'r — 

Theophilus  Little.    Fellowbondsman — Tobias  Polhemus,  both  of  said 

Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  424. 

1794,  Jan.  31.  Inventory,  £218.1.0;  made  by  James  Howland  and 
George  Maxson.  File  7015-7018M. 

1795,  Nov.  7.  Brown,  Samuel,  of  Somerset  Co.  (Said  Samuel 
Brown  left  will  dated  June  17,  1763;  see  Calendar  of  Wills,  1761- 
1770,  p.  63;  but  the  Executors — John  Ayers  and  John  Roy — both 
died  leaving  part  of  estate  unadministered.)  Adm'r — Nathaniel 
Whitaker.   Fellowbondsman — ^Jonathan  Miller;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  542;  File  970R. 

1792,  Apr.  3.  Brown,  Thomas  Lewis,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  William  Brown  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Thomas 
Heath  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Thomas  Heath.  Fellowbondsman 
— Ebenezer  Ford;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  317;  File  7957-7960L. 

1794,  Mar.  17.  Bruen,  Daniel,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jabez 
Bruen.   Fellowbondsman — Ebenezer  Bruen;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  392;  File  7870-7871G. 

1794,  Sept.  2.  Bruen,  David,  of  Hancock,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Joseph,  land  which  he  now  improves,  on  road  from  Bottle  hill 


56       NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

to  Chatham,  bounded  by  land  of  John  Ladner  and  David  Brown; 
also  part  of  land  bought  of  Moses  Brown  corner  of  land  of  Jabez 
Lindsly,  parallel  with  John  Ladner's  line.  Sons,  Joseph,  Jabez  and 
Elias,  the  V2  of  meadow  and  swamp  which  joins  land  of  Daniel 
Burnet,  John  Blanchard  and  David  Ward,  bought  of  Nathaniel  Sea- 
bury,  to  be  divided  between  them.  Son,  Elias,  2  acres  of  land  near 
my  cooper  shop;  also  2^/^  acres  of  brown  swamp  off  eastermost 
corner  joining  land  of  Jabez  Lindsly,  dec'd.  Son,  Jonathan,  my 
dwelling  house  and  remainder  of  lands.  Daughter,  Johanah  Butler, 
(wife  of  William  Butler),  house  and  lot  of  land  whereon  they  now 
live  opposite  Zebede  Potter  and  adjoining  road  to  Morristown  and 
the  use  of  £50;  the  same  to  be  divided  equally  among  her  children 
at  her  decease;  also  her  mother's  wearing  apparel,  bed  and  bedding, 
linens  and  1  cow.  Daughter,  Phebe  Miller,  £10.  Grandchild  (un- 
named) son  of  son  Barnabus,  dec'd,  to  be  paid  £100  by  son  Jonathan 
when  said  child  is  21.  Son,  Jabez,  a  note  he  owes  me.  Son,  Jonathan, 
the  residue.  Executors  — son,  Jonathan,  and  friend,  John  Bianchard, 
Witnesses — Joseph  Wood,  John  Ladner  and  Thomas  Butler.  Proved 
Jan.  16,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  88. 

1795,  Jan.  14.  Inventory,  £137.18.8;  made  by  Joseph  Wood  and 
Stephen  Halsey.  File  869N. 

1794,  Oct.  12.  Bruen,  John,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Phebe,  real  and  personal.  Sister,  Esther,  £5.  Executors — wife  Phebe, 
and  uncle,  Justus  Baldwin.  Witnesses — Ebenezer  Hedden,  Elizabeth 
Baldwin  and  Phebe  Riker.    Proved  Oct.   10,   1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  369;  File  7872-7875G. 

1795,  Sept.  19.  Bruin,  David,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Bruin.  Fellowbondsmen — Henry  Miller  and  John  Mackey,  of 
the  town  of  Paquanack,  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  96. 

1795,  Sept.  17.  Inventory,  £162.16.6;  made  by  Henry  Miller  and 
Peter  J.  Mead.  File  870N. 

1794,  April  15.  Bryant,  Samuel,  of  Pilesgrove  Twsp.,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Catherine,  use  of  lands  while  my  widow;  should  she 
marry  again,  then  the  yearly  interest  of  £150  in  lieu  of  the  land. 
Grandson,  Joseph  Bryant,  lot  of  land  at  Cooper's  Ferry.  Son,  Sher- 
lock, all  lands  in  Berks  Co.,  Pennsylvania.  Grandson,  Samuel  Bryant, 
my  breeches  with  silver  buttons  and  knee  buckles.  Granddaughter, 
Hannah  Bryant,  feather  bed,  walnut  dining  table,  walnut  tea  table, 
a  mahogany  stand  and  case  of  maple  drawers.  Home  plantation  to 
be  sold  after  wife's  death  or  marriage;  son,  Sherlock,  ^A  of  proceeds 
and  the  other  half  to  be  divided  betwween  the  children  of  my  2 
friends,  William  Bassett  and  Samuel  Bassett.  Son,  Samuel,  the  resi- 
due; also  sole  Executor.  Witnesses — Henry  Baly,  Agnes  Baly  and 
Joseph  Stonebanks.    Proved  Sept.  7,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  328. 

1794,  April  26.  Inventory,  £262.11.9;  made  by  John  Wetherill 
and  Joseph  Stonebanks.  File  2128Q 

1794,  Sept.  24.  Bryant,  William,  Jr.,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Natural  son  of  William  Bryant  (physician),  of  New  York  City,  dec'd. 

Lib.  85,  p.  141. 

1787,  Oct.  25.  (Trenton).  Petition  of  John  Langstea  and  Charity, 
his  wife.  That  the  said  Charity  is  the  mother  of  a  child  named  Wil- 
liam Bryant,  to  whom  Dr.  Wm.  Bryant  left  a  considerable  legacy; 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  57 

the  acting  Executor  being  dec'd,  they  petition  that  Dr.  Nicholas  Bel- 
ville  may  be  appointed  Guardian  of  said  Child. 

1794,  Sept,  24.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  his 
Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Richard  Throckmorton.  Guard- 
ian— Richard  Throckmorton.  Fellowbondsman — Moore  Furman ;  both 
of  the  City  of  Trenton,  said  Co.  File  1663J. 

1791,  July  11.  Buchner,  John,  Sr.,  of  Hardwick  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Catharine,  a  riding  horse  and  side  saddle,  2 
cows,  6  pounds  of  wool,  bed  and  furniture  and  a  room  in  the  house. 
Son,  Christopher,  £6.  Grandson,  John,  (son  of  son,  Philip)  £6.  Sons, 
John  and  Frederick,  the  colts  they  claim  as  theirs.  Daughter,  Mary, 
her  bed  and  bedding,  one  heifer  and  a  side  saddle.  Remainder  of 
real  and  personal  estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  10  chil- 
dren, now  living,  i.e.,  Philip,  Mary,  Margaret,  John,  Henry,  Jacob, 
Christopher,  Daniel,  Frederick  and  Peter.  Executors — sons,  Philip, 
John  and  Christopher.  Witnesses — George  McEowen,  Frederick 
Buchner,  Daniel  Buchner.    Proved  Sept.  11,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  44. 

1791,  Sept.  9.  Inventory,  £342.15.8,  made  by  George  McEowen 
and  Peter  Klechner.  File  496S. 

1794,  Mar.  21.  Buck,  Lott,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Nezer 
Swain,  Esq.     Fellowbondsman — Andrew  Buck;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  109. 

1794,  May  30.  Inventory,  £102.13.2%  ;  made  by  Aaron  Eldredge 
and  Eleazer  Hand.  File  602E. 

1791,  Jan.  26.  Buck,  Thomas,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Ellis  Hughes.  Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah  Edmunds;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witnesses — Jeremiah  Eldredge  and  Sarah  Hand.  Lib.  32,  p.  301. 

1790,  June  11.  Inventory,  £270.5.6;  made  by  Jeremiah  Eldredge 
and  Eben'r  Newton.  File  546E, 

1795,  Jan.  23.  Buckelew,  David,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
James  Morgan.     Fellowbondsman-— Joshua  Warne;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  200. 

1795,  Jan.  20.    Inventory,  £296.9.11;  made  by  Joshua  Warne  and 

William  Hall.  File  8555-8558L. 

1793,  Mar.  22.  Budd,  Mary,  Sr.,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  To  niece,  Sarah  Norcross,  (wife  of  Jacob  Norcross), 
£90.  To  Mary  Norcross,  (daughter  of  aforesaid,  Sarah),  1  pair  of 
silver  buckles  and  large  Bible.  To  the  Methodist  Church  in  New 
Mills,  £5.  Niece,  Sarah  Norcross,  Beulah  Brown,  (wife  of  Samuel 
Brown),  and  Sarah  Norcross,  (wife  of  Wm.  Norcross),  wearing  ap- 
parel. Niece,  Rachel  Atkinson,  £10.  To  Samuel  Keeler,  (son  of 
William  Keeler),  my  young  brindle  cow.  Remainder  and  residue  to 
be  equally  divided  between  my  sister's  4  children,  i.e.,  Samuel  Gas- 
kill,  (for  use  of  his  youngest  children,  Kitty  and  Phebe),  Caleb  Gas- 
kill,  Rebecca  Reeves  and  Keziah  Taylor.  Executor — friend  Wm. 
Budd.  Witnesses — Levi  Budd  and  John  Morgan.  Proved  Nov.  14, 
1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  32. 

1793,  Nov.  14.  Inventory,  £338.13.11;  made  by  Levi  Budd  and 
Isaac  Budd.  File  1148 10. 


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1792,  Mar.  9.  Bullock,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph,  plantation  purchased  of  George  Rockhill 
of  390  acres.  Son,  Anthony,  300  acres  off  plantation  I  now  live  on. 
Daughters,  Elizabeth,  Jemima  and  Rebekah,  remainder  of  home  plan- 
tation, of  about  60  acres,  for  a  home  while  single;  if  they  marry,  son, 
Anthony,  to  pay  each  of  them  £100,  and  he  to  have  the  land.  My  4 
daughters,  Elizabeth,  Susannah,  Jemima  and  Rebekah,  (jointly  and 
severally),  3  plantations;  one  purchased  of  Pany  Hall  in  Penns  Neck, 
Salem  Co.,  of  300  acres;  the  other  2  in  Middlesex  Co.,  purchased  of 
John  Ely,  David  Lee  and  Mahlon  Wright;  in  whole  about  400  acres. 
Sons,  George,  Joseph  and  Anthony,  all  cedar  swamps.  Residue  to 
be  equally  divided  between  all  my  children.  Executors — the  3  sons, 
George,  Joseph  and  Anthony.  Witnesses — John  Bullock,  Isaac  Bul- 
lock, Amos  Bullock.     Proved  Dec.  31,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  368. 

1792,  Dec.  18.  Inventory,  £2,446.14.11;  made  by  George  Wood- 
ward and  Alexander  Howard.  File  11430C. 

1791,  Sept.  28.  Bunting,  Isaac,  Sr.,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Ebenezar,  1  bed,  desk,  pewter  plates  and  dish 
lettered  E.S.,  and  %  of  relegious  books;  also  plantation,  he  paying 
his  brother,  Isaac,  £100.  To  Tomlinson  [Thomasin]  Wright,  1  case 
of  low  drawers.  To  Rebecca  Talbert,  1  feather  bed,  when  18.  Son, 
Isaac,  remainder  of  real  and  personal.  Executors — sons,  Ebenezer 
and  Isaac.  Witnesses — Beulah  Ridgway,  William  Ridgway  and  John 
Ridgway.     Proved  Mar.  24,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  248. 

1795,  Mar.  2.  Inventory,  £815.0.3;  made  by  Jonathan  Barton  and 
William  Wright.  File  11586C. 

1791,  Nov.  1.  Bunting,  John,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Thorn.    Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Thorn;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  182. 

1791,  Oct.  31.  Renunciation  by  Mary  Bunting,  of  Chesterfield 
Twsp.,  said  Co.;  relict  of  said  John  Bunting. 

1791,  Oct.  14.  Inventory,  £263.19.6;  made  by  Thomas  Thorn  and 
David  Killey.  File  11371C. 

1789,  Mar.  11.  Bur,  [Burr]  Phebe,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  William,  £15  and  a  lot  of  ground  in  Lewis  Town, 
Pennsylvania.  Children,  William,  Jacob,  Sarah  Bur  and  Thomas 
Bur,  all  monies  due  to  be  equally  divided  between  them.  (£100  is  in 
the  hands  of  Jacob  Dingy,  it  being  a  debt  due  from  his  brother, 
Joseph  Dingy,  which  he  assumed  to  pay).  Executors — Joseph  Wor- 
rinton  [Warrington]  and  Samuel  Roberts,  Jr.  Witnesses — Samuel 
Stokes,  Elizabeth  Langdale,  William  Coxe.    Proved  Mar.  21,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  453. 

1794,  Mar.  20.  Inventory,  £172.7.0;  made  by  Samuel  Stokes  and 
Charles  Sexton.  File  11530C. 

1795,  Jan.  12.  Burch,  Joseph,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Thomas  Cole.  Fellowbondsman — Ephraim  Cheesman;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35;  p.  300. 

1795,  Jan.  6.  Inventory,  £63.6.9;  made  by  Peter  Strang  and 
Ephraim  Cheesman.  File  1924H. 

1793,  Oct.  18.  Burgin,  John,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.     Wife,  Elizabeth,  remainder  of  movable  estate,  she  keeping 


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£200  at  interest  for  support  of  daughter  Mary;  also  use  of  upper 
rooms  and  other  conveniences  of  house  and  place  while  my  widow. 
Son,  Reuben,  house  and  lot  at  Bridgetown,  and  2  acres  of  meadow 
bought  of  Alexander  Moore  joining  David  Parvins,  also  £75.  Son, 
John,  land  at  Bear  Swamp  and  £100.  Daughters,  Hannah  Miller, 
and  Ruth  Fithian,  each  £100.  Daughter,  Mary,  interest  of  £200. 
Sons,  George  and  Enoch,  home  plantation,  a  lot  of  salt  marsh  in 
Stedham's  Neck  bought  of  Phinehas  Carll,  a  lot  of  salt  marsh  near 
Rendals  Island  bought  of  John  Peck,  and  remainder  of  drain 
meadow;  also  woodland  in  Deerfield  township  bought  of  Ephraim 
Fithian  and  John  Chamberlain  and  a  lot  at  Carll  Town  bought  of 
Samuel  Carll;  also,  each  1  pair  of  oxen.  Executor — Son,  George. 
Witnesses — Azariah  Moore,  Joseph  Moore,  John  Peck.  Proved  Nov. 
19,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  135;  File  1039F. 

1793,  Feb.  25.  Burhan,  Samuel,  of  Bergen  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Margaret,  real  and  personal  estate  while  my  widow.  Son, 
John,  40  shillings  for  his  birthright.  After  marriage  or  death  of 
wife,  estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  4  children — John, 
Catrina,  Samuel  and  James.  Executors — wife,  Mai'garet,  and  son, 
John  J.  Burhan.  Witnesses — George  Ryerson,  John  Ryerson  and 
Tomesine  Ryerson.     Proved  Sept.  17,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  150;  File  2266B. 

1791,  Apr.  5.  Burling,  Jane,  late  of  the  City  of  Burlington,  Bur- 
lington Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Benjamin  Helm,  of  Bergen  Co.  Fellow- 
bondsman — James  Giler,  of  Cumberland  Co.  [Administration  granted 
in  Bergen  Co.]  Lib.  32,  p.  545;  File  2149B. 

1793,  Aug.  S.  Burnet,  Ichabod,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Wil- 
liam Burnet.     Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Burnet;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  216. 

Inventory  (1),  $4,453.80,  (2)  revalued  @  $2,726.00; 

made  by  John  N.  Cunning  and  William  Halsey.  Sworn  to  May  24, 
1794.  File  7634-7639G. 

1791,  Sept.  23.  Burnet,  William,  Sr.,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  To  my  children,  William,  John,  Jacob,  George,  Isaac,  Staats, 
Governeur,  David,  Hannah  and  Elizabeth,  my  estate  both  real  and 
personal  in  equal  shares.  Daughter,  Hannah  Kinney's  part,  I  leave 
in  trust  to  Rev.  Dr.  MacWhorter,  John  Chetwood  and  Elias  Boudinot, 
Esq.;  they  to  pay  her  the  interest  during  her  natural  life,  and  divide 
the  principal  at  her  decease  among  such  issue  she  may  have,  or,  if 
no  issue,  between  her  surviving  brothers  and  sister.  Guardians — 
friends,  Rev.  Dr.  Alexander  MacWhorter,  Isaac  Governeur  and  Elias 
Boudinot,  Esq.,  of  children  who  may  not  be  of  age.  Executors — 
sons,  William,  John,  Jacob,  and  George  Burnet.  Witnesses — Jesse 
Baldwin,  Elias  Boudinot,  Viner  Van  Zandt.    Proved  Oct.  10,  1791. 

1791,  Sept.  30.  Codicil.  Giving  power  to  son,  William  Burnet, 
in  case  of  decease,  to  execute  a  certain  agreement  next  week,  ber 
tween  the  Proprietors  of  the  Townships  in  Forks  of  the  Great  Miami 
and  Ohio  River;  having  purchased  part  thereof  of  John  Clymmer  and 
Elias  Boudinot.  Wtinesses — Viner  Van  Zandt,  John  Camp,  Wm. 
Griffith.  Lib.  32,  p.  479;  File  7166-7171G. 

1792,  Oct.  19.  Burnett,  William,  of  Matchaponix,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.     Adm'rs — William  Montgomery,  Alexander  Montgomery,  Bur- 


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nett  Montgomery  and  Jane  Jackson.  Fellowbondsmen — Jonathan 
Rhea,  Robert  Montgomery,  Walter  Vanskyven  (all  of  Monmouth 
Co.),  and  Jeames  Debow,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  316. 

1792,  Nov.  1.  Inventory,  £13,627.6.,  incl.  notes,  bonds  and  mort- 
gages; made  by  John  Anderson  and  James  Voorhees. 

File  7961-7986L. 

1793,  Feb.  2.  Burns,  James,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  (an  invalid  pen- 
sioner of  New  Jersey.)  Adm'r — Abijah  Bond,  of  City  of  Philadel- 
phia, gentleman.  Fellowbondsman — George  Beatty,  of  Trenton 
Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  312;  [no  file  No.] 

Burr,  Abigail,  of  Bordentown,  Burlington  Co.;  will 


of.  Daughter,  Abigail  Smith,  house  and  lot  in  Bordentown  after 
debts  are  paid  from  the  rent  of  house.  Daughters,  Martha  Wright 
and  Ruth  Allison,  personal  divided  between  them,  (3rd  daughter, 
Abigail  Smith,  to  have  share  in  personal  should  debts  exceed  value 
of  house).  Executor — grandson,  Burgiss  Allison.  Witnesses — Caleb 
Carman,  William  Snowden,  Mary  Updike.     Proved  July  8,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  466. 
.    Inventory,  £23.16.4;  made  by  Caleb  Carman  and  Wil- 
liam Snowden.  File  11529C. 

1795,  June  3.  Burr,  William,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Testator's  share  in  Friendship  Saw  Mill  with  tract  of 
cedar  swamp;  also,  lot  of  land  for  school  house  and  residue  of  plan- 
tation, to  be  sold  to  pay  debts.  Wife,  Rebecca,  £100  (out  of  sale 
of  stock  and  farming  utensils) ;  also  all  furniture,  with  proceeds  of 
profits  of  farm  until  son,  George,  is  18.  Daughter,  Mary  Sheldon, 
£100,  in  2  years.  Son,  George,  home  plantation,  begining  at  a  maple 
corner  to  tract  of  land  John  Hollingshead  purchased  of  Henry  Burr, 
Jr.,  running  thence  south  42  degrees,  west  25  chains  and  80  links  to 
a  white  oak,  thence  on  same  course  75  links  to  a  post  by  north  side 
of  Riding  Swamp,  thence  up  same  south  45  degrees,  east  20  chains, 
thence  crossing  said  Riding  Swamp  on  straight  line  to  a  corner  of 
Jacob  Prickett's  and  Samuel  Allen's  plantations,  thence  north  73  de- 
grees, west  21  chains  to  post  by  Duff's  Cat  Tail,  thence  north  3  de- 
grees west  14  chains  to  a  white  oak,  thence  north  28  degrees,  west 
15  chains  to  a  white  oak,  thence  north  3  degrees  east  6  chains  and  50 
links  to  a  maple,  thence  north  58  degrees,  west  31  chains  and  90 
links  to  where  a  piece  of  pig  iron  stands,  thence  north  85  degrees, 
west  21  chains  and  50  links  to  white  oak  corner  to  Joseph  Stokes 
land,  thence  north  52  degrees,  west  7  chains  to  Mill  Creek,  thence 
down  Mill  Creek  to  Eayer's  line,  thence  along  Eayre's  line  to  a  post 
in  the  road  corner  to  a  lot  of  land  purchased  of  Elijah  Burdsall,  John 
Deacon  and  Keziah  Eayre,  Adm'rs,  Estate  of  Levi  Eayre,  dec'd, 
thence  along  said  road  crossing  Coaxen  Run,  north  18  degrees  and 
30  minutes,  east  6  chains  to  a  stone  fixed  for  a  corner,  being  comer 
to  the  Indian  land  in  the  forks  of  the  road,  thence  by  Indian  land 
south  46  degrees  and  20  minutes,  east  8  chains  and  '50  links  to  a 
stone,  thence  by  the  Indian  land  south  7  degrees,  36  minutes,  east 
22  chains  to  oak  stump  corner  of  Indian  land,  thence  by  Indian  land 
to  corner  of  Joseph  Burr's  land,  thence  along  his  line  north  50  de- 
grees, east  6  chains,  thence  south  42  degrees,  east  18  chains,  thence 
south  70  degrees,  east  8  chains  to  white  oak,  corner  east  side  of 
meadow,  thence  south  13  chains,  east  16  chains  to  John  Burr's  line, 
thence  along  his  line  south  2  degrees,  east  11  chains  and  60  links, 
to  maple,  comer  and  place  of  beg^ining,   (300  acres)   including  lot 


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of  land  sold  Job  Coverley  and  small  lot  for  school  house  excepted 
To  sister,  Mary  Harris,  proceeds  from  sale  of  land  purchased  of 
Joseph  Buck,  late  Sheriff  of  Cumberland  Co.,  belonging  to  George 
Harris,  after  deducting  purchase  price,  household  furniture  and  stock 
bought  at  vendue  (now  in  George  Harris's  possession),  also  bond 
said  Harris  owes  my  brother  Hudson  Burr,  and  debt  paid  Nathan 
Hand  for  said  Harris;  all  to  be  deducted  with  residue  of  said  money 
to  sister.  Residue  of  estate  to  be  divided  between  wife,  Rebecca, 
and  my  4  daughters,  i.e.,  Rachel,  Bulah,  Sarah  and  Ann  Burr,  when 
of  age.  Executors — brother,  Hudson  Burr  and  Daniel  Newbold.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Bishop,  James  Allen  and  William  Allen.     Proved  July 

20,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  215. 
1795,  July  23,     Inventory,  £645.16.3;  made  by  John  Burr  and 

William  Irick.  File  11587C. 

1791,  Mar.  7,  Burrough,  John,  Sr.,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Richard  Gibbs,  of  Salem  Co.  Fellowbondsman — John  Lawrence,  Jr., 
of  Gloucester  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  213;  File  1759H. 

1791,  Mar.  13.  Burrough,  Joshua,  of  Waterford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Mother,  (not  named),  £10  yearly  during  her  life. 
To  the  Monthly  Meeting  of  Friends  at  Haddonfield,  £5,  for  the 
schooling  of  poor  children.  Brother,  Benjamin,  the  remainder  of  real 
and  personal  estate;  he  being  the  sole  Executor.  Witnesses — Thomas 
Thorn,  Ann  Cooper,  Mary  Thorn.    Proved  May  7,   1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  427. 

1791,  Aug.  2.  Inventory,  £487.15.9%  ;  made  by  Joseph  Burroughs 
and  Thomas  Thome.  File  180 IH. 

1795,  Dec.  14.  Burrough,  Rueben,  of  Newton  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Isaac  Burrough.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Hugg; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  298. 

1796,  Jan.  28.  Inventory,  £271.7.4;  made  by  Peter  Thompson 
and  James  Sloan.  File  1925H. 

1793,  Apr.  11.  Burroughs,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Evesham,  Burlington 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  residue  of  personal;  also  use  of 
rents  and  profits  of  plantation  while  my  widow.  Son,  Samuel,  planta- 
tion in  Waterford  Twsp.,  one  in  Chester  Twsp.,  and  all  cedar  swamps. 
Daughters,  Lydia  and  Sarah,  home  plantation,  divided  between  them 
after  wife's  decease.  (In  case  one  daughter  should  die  before  21, 
her  share  to  the  other;  and  if  both  die,  plantation  outright  to  wife.) 
Nephew,  Joseph  Thome,  the  plantation  in  Chester  Twsp.,  should  son, 
Samuel,  die  without  issue  before  21.  Daughters,  the  plantation  in 
Waterford  Twsp.,  and  other  lands,  in  case  son  Samuel  dies  before 

21.  Nephew,  Joseph  Thorne,  £200,  out  of  rents,  in  case  he  does  not 
inherit  plantation  devised  to  son  Samuel.  Executors — friends  John 
Haines  Jr.,  and  William  Allison.  Witnesses — Thos.  HoUinshead,  Lydia 
Hollinshead,  Thomas  Redman.   Proved  May  21,  1793.     Lib.  33,  p.  19. 

1793,  May  20.  Inventory,  £1,087.12.4%;  made  by  William  Veni- 
comb  and  Thomas  Hollinshead.  File  11482C. 

1790,  Jan.  25.  Burroughs,  William,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  Son,  James,  house  and  land  whereon  I  live  (30 
acres),  and  10  acres  of  land  running  from  that  to  Benjamin  Moore's 


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comer;  also  a  piece  of  meadow  along  the  great  brook  to  Welling's 
line.  Son,  Thomas,  the  river  and  gully  fields,  and  a  piece  of 
land  the  same  width  to  the  old  ditch,  and  the  woodland  joining 
Joseph  Burroughs  on  the  river  (13  acres);  also  the  kitchen  to  be 
moved  to  their  land.  My  grandsons  to  move  the  kitchen  when  Joseph 
or  Judith  see  proper.  Granddaughter,  Sarah  Knols  [Knowles],  De- 
borah's daughter,  £100,  when  23.  Daughter,  Judith,  20  acres  of 
woodland  from  the  field  to  river;  and  east  end  of  house,  as  far  as  the 
weaver's  shop,  and  that  when  Joseph  doesn't  use  it;  and  the  land 
between  the  garden  and  river  road,  and  a  piece  of  meadow  through 
which  the  Great  brook  runs;  also  1  cow,  a  bed  and  bedding,  etc.  Son, 
William,  house  he  now  lives  in  with  land  adjoining  it,  except  meadow 
above  mentioned;  in  all  19  acres.  Son,  Joseph,  house  and  lot  at 
Harbertown,  my  lot  at  Trenton,  and  my  land  on  which  Return 
Temple  now  lives;  also  residue  of  moveable  estate,  and  the  weave 
shop,  and  various  priviledges  of  the  garden,  pasture  and  orchard. 
The  landing  on  the  river  to  children  and  grandchildren.  Grand- 
children, William,  James  and  David  Burroughs,  the  grass  on  Judith's 
meadow  eastward  of  the  Great  Brook.  Executors — sons,  James,  Wil- 
liam and  Joseph.  Witnesses — William  Hilsee,  Thomas  Wiggans, 
Sacket  Moore.    Proved  Aug.  6,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  323. 

1791,  July  30,  Inventory,  £601.7.'5,  made  by  Israel  Moore  and 
Jonathan  Muirheid.  File  1549J. 

1794,  Apr,  23.  Burrowes,  Eden,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Thomas  Burrowes,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  (being  over  14) 
makes  choice  of  Stephen  Burrowes.  Guardian — Stephen  Burrowes, 
of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Charles  Axford,  of 
Trenton,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  141;  File  1664J. 

1790,  Sept.  8,  Burrowes,  Stephen,  Sr.,  of  Hopewell  Twsp,,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Stephen,  home  plantation,  farming  utensils, 
1  cow,  1  loom  and  a  walking  cane;  he  to  pay  £150  in  3  annual  pay- 
ments. Daughter,  Sarah  Reeder,  6  silver  teaspoons,  1  warming  pan, 
1  large  Bible,  and  blue  curtains.  Remainder  of  movables  to  be  sold, 
and  with  the  £150,  divided  into  6  equal  parts.  Daughters,  Hannah 
Titus,  Mary  Baily,  Charity  Bennet,  Eunice  Rose,  and  Sarah  Reeder, 
each  Ve  part,  and  daughters  of  daughter,  Mercy  Mershon,  dec'd,  % 
of  the  remaining  Vq  part.  Grandson,  Benjamin  Mershon,  and  Peggy 
Mershon  (wife  of  grandson,  Enos  Mershon),  the  %  of  the  remain- 
ing Ve  part.  Son-in-law,  Henry  Mershon,  the  £12  charged  against 
him  for' a  pair  of  oxen;  to  be  deducted  from  his  daughter's  share. 
Executors — son,  Stephen,  son-in-law,  Ebenezar  Rose,  and  grandson, 
Stephen  Titus.  Witnesses — Ephraim  Woolsey,  Ann  Johnson  and 
Nellie  McGill. 

1792,  Apr.  11.  Codicil.  In  case  any  legatee  brings  charges  against 
the  estate,  the  amount  to  be  deducted  from  his  or  her  share.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Carpenter,  Ephraim  Woolsey,  Nellie  McGill.  Proved 
Dec.  1,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  240. 

1792,  Nov.  29.  Inventory,  £199.2.6;  made  by  John  Welling  and 
Henry  Baker.  File  1601J. 

1792,  Oct.  18.  Burt,  Jacob,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Nathaniel 
Burt  and  Preserve  Riggs.  Fellowbondsman — William  Hudson;  all  of 
Mendham,  Morris  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  148 


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1792,  Oct.  19.  Inventory.  £47.0.6,  made  by  William  Hudson  and 
Ebenezer  Drake.  File  781N. 

1792,  Oct.  20.  Burt,  Nathaniel,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Tuttle.  Fellowbondsman — Joshua  Guerin;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  148. 

1792,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £18.0.3,  made  by  Joshua  Guerin  and 
David  Pierson.  File  782N. 

1794,  Feb.  11.  Burtless,  William,  Sr.,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  (late  a 
Drum  Major  in  the  Jersey  line).  Int.  Adm'r — James  Burtless,  of 
Maidenhead  Twsp.,  said  Co.;  carpenter.  Fellowbondsman — John  Can- 
non, of  same  place;  blacksmith.  Lib.  35,  p.  141;  File  1665J. 

1792,  Mar.  26.  Burwell,  John,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Catherine  Burwell  and  Abraham  Burwell.  Fellowbondsman — 
Nathaniel  Willson;  all  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Jabez  Gwinnuj),  Jabez 
Campfield.  Lib.  34,  p.  115. 

1792,  Mar.  22.    Inventory,  £59.13.0,  made  by  Nathaniel  Willson. 

File  779N. 

1793,  July  6.  Bush,  Hannah,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abraham 
Bush.    Fellowbondsman — Joshua  Bush;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  169;  File  2370B. 

1790,  Nov.  9,  Bush,  Henry,  of  Essex  Co.,  will  of.  Wife,  Dinah, 
one  cow,  a  bed  and  furniture,  a  room  in  house  and  %  of  estate, 
while  my  widow.  Rest  of  moveables  to  be  sold  and  remainder  of 
estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  all  my  children  [not  named]. 
Executors — my  2  sons,  John  and  Aaron  Bush.  Witnesses — Ozeas 
Goodrich,  Aaron  Kierstadt  and  Cornelius  Bush.  Proved  June  27, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  482. 

1791,  Jan.  15.  Inventory,  £62.10.0;  made  by  Timothy  Gould  and 
Denis  Spicer.  File  7172-7177G. 

1794,  Jan.  27.  Bush  Joshua,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Casparus 
Van  Iderstine  and  Peter  Van  Iderstine.  Fellowbondsman — Luke  Van 
Winkle;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  69;  File  2381B. 

1794,  Mar.  15.    Buskirk,  Jeremiah,  of  Bergen  Co.    Ward.    Son  of 

Marmaduke  Buskirk,  dec'd,  of  said  Co.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of 
Theodorus  Van  Winkel.  Guardian — Theodorus  Van  Winkel,  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  70;  File  2417B. 

1793,  Mar.  20.  Butcher,  Job,  of  Stow  Creek  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Virgin,  personal  and  profits  of  plantation  until 
Bon,  Cyrus,  is  14;  also  all  real  estate,  should  son  die  before  21.  Son, 
Cyrus,  all  real  estate  when  21;  also  %  profits  of  plantation  from  14 
to  21.  Executor — friend  Martin  Widmayer.  Witnesses — Walter 
Wood,  Thomas  Padgett,  Thomas  Butcher.    Proved  Nov.  27,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  163;  File  10'59F. 

1791,  Oct.  7.  Butcher,  Joseph,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Butcher.   Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Kayn;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  214. 

1791,  Aug.  30.  Inventory,  £327.2.1,  made  by  William  Glover  and 
Joseph  Michel.  File   1760H. 

1789,  May  30.     Butler,  John,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 


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Co.;  will  of,  Wife,  Rachel,  household  furniture,  house  and  lot  m 
Borden  town,  and  a  wood  lot  of  25  acres;  for  during  her  life;  also, 
2/7  of  Certificates  [notes].  After  wife's  decease,  property  left  her  to 
be  sold  and  monies  divided  between,  [children] — James  Butler,  Re- 
becca Brooks,  and  Joseph,  Samuel  and  Israel  Butler.  Plantation  in 
East  Jersey  near  Gaskill's  Mills,  to  be  sold.  Eldest  daughter,  Eliza- 
beth Prickett,  £10.  Son,  Shadlock,  £10.  Children,  James,  Rebecca, 
Joseph,  Samuel  and  Israel,  each  1/7  of  the  Certificates.  (Sons,  Sa- 
muel and  Israel,  not  of  age.)  Wife,  Rachel,  and  sons,  James,  Joseph, 
Samuel  and  Israel,  the  remainder  of  real  and  personal,  equally 
divided  them;  (daughter  Rebecca  Brooks  having  been  given  an 
equal  amount  to  this  at  her  marriage).  Executors — wife,  Rachel, 
and  sons,  Joseph  and  Samuel.  Witnesses — Isaac  Cowgill,  Robei't 
Dougherty,  Jr.,  John  Oliver.    Proved  Oct.  25,  1791. 

1791,  Sept.  28.  Codicil.  (Now  residing  in  Philadelphia,  Penna.) 
The  plantation  near  Gaskill's  Mills,  Monmouth  Co.,  having  lately 
been  sold  to  Jacob  Lincrum,  and  the  Certificates  likewise  having 
been  sold;  the  monies  from  said  sales  to  be  devised  to  those  legatees 
so  named  to  receive  same.  Witnesses — Charles  French,  Joseph  Bur- 
roughs, Peter  Thomson,  Jr.   Proved  Mar.  24,  1792.       Lib.  34,  p.  391. 

1791 .  Inventory,  £2,072.11.2%  ;  made  by  Charles  French 

and  Joseph  Burroughs.    (Shows  testator  died  Oct.   17,   1791.) 

File  1143 IC. 
1794,  June  16.    Buzby,  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.    Int.    Adm'x — 
Sarah  Buzby.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Matlack;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  81. 

1793,  July   27.    Inventory,   £63.18.8;   made  by  Samuel   Matlack 

Ervin.  File  1881H. 

1792,  May  17.  Cadmus,  Isaac,  of  Slotterdam,  Bergen  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Antye  (wife  of  John  Van  Bossum),  all  real  estate, 
during  term  of  her  life,  and  then  to  her  children;  also  %  of  personal. 
To  the  children  of  my  daughter,  Marritje,  the  other  half  of  personal 
estate.  Executors — friends,  John  Vreeland  and  Cornelius  J.  Van 
Houten,  Witnesses — Andrew  Cadmus,  Thomas  Van  Horn,  Hessel 
Peterse.    Proved  Aug.  12,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  1. 

1792,  Aug.  8.  Inventory,  £620.2.8,  made  by  Abraham  Cadmus, 
Henry  Doremus.  File   22 16-22 18B. 

1789,  July  20.  Cain,  Walter,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  (Advanced  in  years.)  Wife,  Maryanna,  riding  horse  and 
saddle,  1  cow,  choice  of  household  goods  and  to  be  maintained  on 
plantation  while  widow.  Remainder  of  movables  to  be  sold  and  pro- 
ceeds divided  between  daughters,  Margaret  Patience  and  Rachel, 
each  Vz,  and  daughter  Mary's  5  children.  Vs.  All  real  estate  to  be 
sold  after  wife's  decease.  6  sons,  i.e.,  Richard,  Samuel,  Daniel, 
Joseph,  Walter  and  Gershon,  each  an  equal  share  of  proceeds  from 
real  estate.  Executors — wife  Maryanna,  and  friend  William  Ritteng- 
house,  Sr.,  and  son,  Daniel  Cain.  Witnesses — Philip  Bevin,  Samuel 
Vanorman,  Isaac  Smith.    Proved  Oct.  3,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  231. 

1792,  Aug.  1.  Caveat  against  probate,  filed  by  Patrick  Colvin  and 
Daniel  McCann  (sons-in,-law)  in  behalf  of  their  respective  wives  (not 
named). 

1792,  Oct.  3.  Daniel  McCann  and  Patrick  Colvin  withdraw  their 
objections. 


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1792,  Aug.  9.  Inventory,  £499.16.4;  made  by  Andrew  Breeder 
and  Paul  Kuhl. 

1795,  May  9.   Account  by  Maryanna  Cain  and  Daniel  Cain. 

File  1602J. 

1792,  July  23.  Caldwell,  Thomas,  of  Sandtown,  Gloucester  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Campbell  Dick  and  Uriah  Paul.  Fellowbondsman — 
Charles  West;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  445;  File  1809H. 

1794,  June  19.  Calsher,  Peter,  of  Bedminster,  Somerset  Co,  Int. 
Adm'rs — John  Calsher,  David  Owen  and  Coonrad  Mizner.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Christian  EofF;  (the  1st  of  Somerset,  the  2nd  of  Middle- 
sex,  the   3rd   of   Sussex  and   the   4th   of   Somerset  Co.). 

Lib.   33,  p.   447. 

1794,  June  19.  Inventory,  £461.16.11;  made  by  Alfoard  Herriot 
and  Annanias  Mulford.  File  935R. 

1792,  Apr.  26.  Calvert,  Ann,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  William  Calvert,  of  Mount  Holly,  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — 
Aaron  Smith.  Fellowbondsman — William  Atkinson;  both  of  Mount 
Holly,  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  409;  File  11432C. 

1794,  July  25.  Calvin,  Philip,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Grandsons,  John  and  Philip  Calvin  (sons  of  son,  Philip, 
dec'd),  £5,  when  21.  Daughter,  Grace  Calvin,  Bible,  bed,  drawers, 
pewter,  silver  teaspoons,  one  table  and  lookingglass;  also,  3  cows, 
all  sheep  and  wooling  wheel.  Real  and  remainder  of  personal  to  be 
sold.  Daughters,  Grace  Calvin,  Mary  Anderson  and  Sarah  Landis, 
each  %  part.  Grandchildren,  Hannah,  Grace,  Nathan,  Elizabeth  and 
Lette  (children  of  daughter,  Rebecca  Haviland,  dec'd),  the  other 
hi  part  to  be  divided  between  them  when  21.  Executors — friends, 
Paul  Kuhl  and  George  Trout.  Witnesses — Andrew  Bearder,  Rem 
Voorhees,  Sebastion  Boughner.    Proved  Dec.   10,   1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  131. 

1794,  Nov.  25.  Inventory,  £94.12.;  made  by  John  Rockafellor  and 
Andrew  Bearder. 

1802,  May  5.    Account  by  Executors.  File  1666J. 

1793,  Aug.  21.  Camp,  James,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Mary 
Camp,  the  widow,  and  John  N.  Baldwin.  Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah 
Bruen;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  216. 

1793,  Aug.  31.  Inventory,  £57. r5.;  made  by  Thomas  Baldwin  and 
Moses  Roberts.  File  7640-7645G. 

1787,  .  Camp,  Phebe,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Grand- 
son, Isaac  Camp  (son  of  my  son,  Isaac,  dec'ed)  £50,  when  21. 
Granddaughters,  Phebe  and  Abigail  Camp,  (daughters  of  son  Isaac) 
£25  each,  when  21.  Daughter,  Mary  Camp,  negro  slave  Venus  and 
her  child,  Hagar  Nagena.  My  black  slave  Dublin,  to  be  set  free. 
Daughter,  Mary,  all  real  estate  and  remainder  of  personal  property; 
but,  if  son,  David,  reforms,  he  is  to  have  Vz  of  personal  property. 
Executors — brother-in-law,  Nathaniel  Camp,  Jr.,  and  daughter,  Mary 
Camp.  Witnesses — Catharine  Ludlow,  Thomas  Griffith,  Abram 
Ogden.   Proved  Dec.  19,  1791         Lib.  32,  p.  504;  File  7178-7181G. 

1792,  Sept.  10.   Campbell,  Alexander,  of  Middlesex  Co.    Int.    (For 


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will  of; — see  Lib.  24,  p.  293.)  Adm'rs — Henry  Holden  and  Samuel 
Crow.  (Joseph  Leigh,  Joseph  Campbell  and  Mary  Campbell,  the 
Executors  named  in  will;  all  being  deceased  and  estate  not  fully 
administered.)    Fellowbondsman — John  Johnston;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  316;  File  7987-7990L. 

1795,  Mar.  18.  Campbell,  Mary,  (widow)  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Ad- 
m'r — Aaron  Bonnel.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Bonnel;  both  of 
said  Co. 

1795,  Mar.  11.  Inventory,  £67.0.6;  made  by  Isaiah  Meeker  and 
Jonathan  Valentine.  Lib.  33,  p.  499;  File  8164-8169G. 

1787,  Jan.  20.  Campbell,  William,  near  the  Old  Bridge,  Hacken- 
Back,  Bergen  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  management  of  whole 
estate  during  her  life.  Son,  David,  £10.,  for  his  birth  right.  Sons, 
Thomas,  Christopher,  James,  Samuel  and  Jacob,  each  £5,  and  son, 
John,  £10.  After  death  of  wife  estate  to  be  sold  and  proceeds 
equally  divided  amongst  children,  i.e.,  sons,  (above  named),  and 
daughters,  Jenny  Demarest,  Nancy  Westervelt  and  Elizabeth  Wester- 
velt.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  son,  David.  Witnesses — 
Samuel  Wood,  Catherine  Campbell  and  David  Archibald.  Proved 
Oct.  12,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  151. 

1793,  Oct.  17.  Inventory,  £329.12.;  made  by  Isaac  Kipp  and 
Benj.  Blacklidge.  File  2272-2273B. 

1792,  Aug.  13.  Cane,  John,  Sr.,  of  Crloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Ann  Cane.    Fellowbondsman — James  Cane;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  441. 

1792,  July  28.  Inventory,  £25.6.9,  made  by  Daniel  Hillman  and 
John  Thorn.  File  1802H. 

1795,  Nov.  30.  Canfield,  Sarah,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
To  Joseph  Beach,  £40  and  riding  chair.  To  Nathaniel  Beach,  £50. 
To  Mary  Brown,  £30.  To  Sarah  Latham,  £30.  To  Hannah  Mazear, 
£40,  bed  and  carpets.  To  Sarah  Sayre  (wife  of  Jabez  Sayre),  £20. 
To  Garrett  Johnson,  Jr.,  3  silver  table  spoons.  To  Elisha  Beach,  all 
property  in  his  hands.  Residue  to  be  equally  divided  between,  Sarah 
Bobit,  Hannah  Allen,  Mary  Bease,  Abigail  Spinning,  Sarah  Baldwin, 
Rachel  Sickells,  Hannah  Baldwin,  Phebe  Grant,  Rebekah  Crane,  Lucy 
Crane,  Anis  Whitemore  and  Mary  Ludlow.  Executors — Nathaniel 
Beach  and  Jephamiah  Grant.  Witnesses — Aaron  Ogden  and  Jonathan 
Baldwin.   Proved  Dec.  30,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  1;  File  8170-8173G. 


1791,  Aug.   13.    Canfield,  Thomas,  of  Essex  Co.    Int.    Adm'i 
Joseph,  Nathaniel  and  David  Canfield.    Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah 
Baldwin;  all  of  Newark,  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  507. 

1791,  Sept.  21.  Inventory,  £428.19.4;  made  by  Jotham  Johnson 
and  Daniel  Johnson.  File  7182-718'5G. 

1795,  Oct.  31.  Cannon,  Mary,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Cannon,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.  Fellowbonds- 
man— George  Henry,  of  the  City  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  170;  File  1702J. 

1795,  Mar.  3.  CarkhufiF  [Carcoff],  Abraham,  of  Reading  Twsp., 
Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  real  and  personal  estate, 
while  widow,  but  to  be  sold  after  wife's  decease  or  marriage  and 


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equally  divided  between  the  4  children,  i.e.,  Abraham,  Caty,  Peggy 
and  Polly.  Executors — friends,  Joseph  Hankinson  and  Peter  Smith. 
Witnesses — Ezekiel  Cole,  Jacob  Cole  and  Obadiah  Cole.  Proved 
May  7,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  154. 

1795,  April  27.  Inventory,  £317.8.7%;  made  by  Ezekiel  Cole  and 
John  Smith. 

1811,  Mar.  26.   Account  by  the  Executors;  total  £1518.17. 

File   1703J. 

1794,  Aug.  9.  Carll,  Constantine,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Oldest 
daughter,  Mehetable  Williams,  10  shillings.  Daughter,  Sarah  Harris, 
10  shillings.  Son  Gilbert  Carll,  40  shillings.  Daughter,  Mary  Carll, 
40  shillings.  Sons,  Constantine  and  Thomas,  each  £10.  Wife,  Sarah, 
residue,  while  widow;  if  she  marries,  £10  and  residue  to  be  divided 
between  two  youngest  sons,  Constantine  and  Thomas  Maskell  Carll, 
when  21.  Executors — friend,  Jeremiah  Edmunds  and  son,  Constan- 
tine Carll.  Witnesses — Joshua  Crowell,  Nezer  Swain  and  Jacob 
Richardson.    Proved  April  22,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  182. 

1795,  July  1.  Inventory,  £190.17.4;  made  by  Elis  Hughes  and 
Robert  Edmunds.  File   617E. 

1792,  Nov.  3.  Carman,  Abigail,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Chat- 
field  Tuthill.   Fellowbondsman — David  P.  Tuthill;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  151. 

1792,  Nov.  12.  Inventory,  £86.5.10;  made  by  the  Adm'r — Chatfield 
Tuthill.  File  783N. 

1792,  June  16.  Carman,  John,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — ^Jacob  Carman  and  John  Carman.  Fellowbonds- 
man— John  <Joldy;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  405. 

1792,  June  16.    Renunciation  by  Ann  Carman,  the  widow. 

1792,  June  15.  Inventory,  £160.12.;  made  by  John  Goldy  and 
Richard  Watkins.  File  11433C. 

1794,  Aug.  3.  Carney,  Hannah,  of  Salem  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of 
Thomas  Carney,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd. ;  makes  choice  of  William  Dicke- 
son,  Esq.,  as  her  Guardian.  Guardian — William  Dickeson.  Fellow- 
bondsmen — John  Holme  and  David  Dickeson;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  100;  File  2082L 

1790,  May  1.  Carson,  William,  Sr.,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  the  old  shop  up  the  road  with  i/4  acre. 
Wife  to  have  profits  of  plantation  until  son  William  is  21,  and  her 
living  amongst  the  children  while  my  widow.  Son,  William,  the 
southeasterly  part  of  the  plantation.  Son  David,  the  other  part; 
when  they  are  21.  Son,  John,  house  and  lot  in  Deerfield  when  21; 
and  to  be  put  to  a  trade.  To  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Parcilla, 
£10  each.  Residue  to  be  equally  divided  between  all  my  children. 
Executors — Amos  Cooper  and  John  Tatem,  Jr.,  and  to  be  Guardians 
of  children  until  of  age.  Witnesses — Thomas  Hamilton,  Mary  Davis, 
Samuel  Ladd.    Proved  June  20,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  210. 

1791,  June  18.  Inventory,  £172.11.9,  made  by  Samuel  Ladd  and 
James  Wilkins.  File  1761H. 

1792,  Feb.  8.  Carter,  Benjamin,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Barnabas  Carter  and  Simeon  Broadwell.  Fellowbondsman 
— ^Daniel  Brown;  all  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  114. 


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1792,  Apr.  20.    Inventory,  £354.16.3;  made  by  Azariah  Carter. 

File   784N. 

1793,  Jan.  14.  Carter,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Sa- 
muel Carter.    Fellowbondsman — Ephraim  Bee,  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33.  p.  97. 

1793,  Jan.  28.    Inventory,  £41.8.5;  made  by  George  Morgan  and 

Ephraim  Bee.  File  1844H. 

1791,  Apr.  4.  Carter,  Moses,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Moses 
Carter.    Fellowbondsman — Foster  Horton;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  507;  File  7186-7187G. 

1795,  Jan.  29.  Gary,  Beriah,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Jane,  a  comfortable  maintenance  during  her  life.  Sons,  Ste- 
phen, Daniel,  Reuben  and  Simeon,  each  £30.  Daughters,  Thankful 
Gary,  Hannah  Homan  and  Elizabeth  Gary,  each  £20.  Residue  to  be 
divided  between  all  the  legatees  as  proportioned  above.  Executors — 
Jacob  Thompson  and  Thomas  Homan.  Witnesses — David  Hudson, 
John   Gary  and  Jonah  Garrison.    Proved  Mar.   18,   1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  92. 

1795,  Feb.  24.  Inventory,  £206.0.6;  made  by  Jonah  Garrison  and 
Artemas  Day,  Esq.  File   87  IN. 

1791,  Mar.  14.  Gary,  Isaac,  Sr.,  of  Harrington,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
adm'rs — Phebe  Gary,  Isaac  Gary,  Jr.,  and  Charles  Beardslee.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Beverley  Beardslee;  all  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Jedediah 
Sayne,  Charles  Beardslee,  Jr.,  Thos.  Anderson  and  Eunice  Gary. 

Lib.  35,  p.  45. 

1791,  Mar,  23.  Inventory,  £393.8.1%,  made  by  James  Hopkins 
and  Simon  Wade.  File  498S. 

1791,  Mar.  31.  Gase,  Adam,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — William  Case  and  William  Case,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman 
— Jacobus  Deats;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  32,  p.  374. 

1791,  Mar.  24.  Inventory,  £31.6.,  made  by  Enas  Laning  and  John 
Case.  File  1559J. 

1792,  Apr.  19.  Gase,  Ann,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Philip 
Yawger.  Fellowbondsman — John  Henry;  both  of  Amwell  Twsp., 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  205;  also  p.  246. 

1792,  Apr.  10.  Inventory,  £73.4.3%;  made  by  George  Jones  and 
Christopher  Cool. 

1792,  Oct.  25.    Account  by  the  Adm'r.  File  1603 J. 

1792,  June  13.  Gase,  John,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  roan  mare  and  a  saddle,  1  cow,  6  sheep  and 
£10;  also  choice  of  household  goods  during  her  life.  Eldest  son, 
John,  farm  of  110  acres  in  Amwell  Twsp.,  whereon  he  lives;  he  to 
pay  £140  in  4  yearly  payments.  Son,  William  £140,  in  4  yearly  pay- 
ments. Sons,  Peter  and  Godfree,  plantation  (163  acres)  whereon 
they  live  in  Alexandria  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  purchased  of  James  Parker; 
they  paying  £50  for  same.  Son,  Jacob,  home  farm  of  175  acres  ad- 
joining land  of  John  Sutphen  near  Kughstown;  he  to  pay  £400  in 
8  payments;  also,  2  horses,  wagon  and  gears,  1  cow  and  4  sheep; 
he  to  make  provision  for  his  mother  in  home,  or  else  pay  her  £20 
yearly.    Daughters,  Catharina  and  Charity,  to  have  furniture  pur- 


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chased  for  them,  same  as  given  other  daughters.  Daughters,  Mary, 
(wife  of  Peter  Bloom,  Jr.),  Elizabeth,  Margaret,  (wife  of  David 
Stem),  Catharina  and  Charity,  £750,  divided  between  them  in  various 
payments  of  £50  a  piece;  should  anyone  of  said  daughters  die  with- 
out issue,  %  of  her  legacy  to  be  returned  to  estate.  The  '5  daugh- 
ters, residue  of  personal  property.  Executors — son,  Jacob  Case  and 
Peter  Young,  Jr.  Witnesses — Isaac  Stout,  Jacobus  Deats  and  John 
Sutphin  (son  of  John). 

1792,  June  13.  Codicil.  In  case  any  one  of  the  daughters  dies 
without  issue  the  %of  her  legacy  is  not  to  be  returned  to  the  estate. 
Witnesses — the  same.   Proved  July  31,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  214. 

1792,  July  24.  Inventory,  £639.0.4;  made  by  Isaac  Stout  and 
John  Sutphin. 

1800,  Oct.  29.    Account  by  both  Executors.  File  1604J. 

1791,  Mar.  1.  Cassman  [Kasman],  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  Vz  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Brother, 
Honce  Kasman,  the  other  %  (Real  estate  includes  dwelling  house 
and  mill  and  house  where  John  Silvester  lives  and  lot  near  Millstone 
Brook.)  Executors — Stephen  Vorus  [Voorhees],  Samuel  Longstreet 
and  William  Bloomer,  of  Ulster  Co.,  N.  Y.  Witnesses — Jacob  Trout, 
Thomas  Dey  and  Cornelius  Kane.    Proved  Apr.  2,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  446. 

1791,  Mar.  31.  Inventory,  £1,541.4.4;  made  by  John  Embly  and 
James  Voorhees.  File  7751-7752L,  7805-7814L. 

1795,  July  9.  Cathcart,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Richard  Stephenson.  Fellowbondsman — Eli  Townsend;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  189. 

1795,  July  10.  Inventory,  £75.13.9;  made  by  Richard  Townsend 
and  Eli  Townsend.  File  618E. 

1791,  Aug.  1.  Cattell,  Sarah  (widow  of  Jonas  Cattell,),  of  Dept- 
ford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of.  To  my  4  sons,  Uriah,  David, 
Jonas  and  Nathan,  5  shillings  each.  To  daughter.  Amy  Heritage, 
such  of  my  goods  as  she  now  has.  To  daughters,  Sarah  and  Hannah 
Cattell,  and  son,  Amos,  remainder  of  personal  estate;  also  the  pro- 
ceeds from  the  sale  of  my  house  and  land.  Executor — son,  David 
Cattell.  Witnesses — Nathan  Cattell,  John  Closter,  Abel  Clement. 
Proved  Dec.  5,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  194. 

1791,  Aug.  15.  Inventory,  £93.0.2.,  made  by  Abel  Clement  and 
Joshua  Hopper.  File  1762H. 

1794,  Jan,  21.  Cavener,  William,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Ann  Cavener.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Harker; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  83. 

1794,  Jan.  6.  Inventory,  £159.19.2;  made  by  Joseph  Harker  and 
John  Smith.  File  1882H. 

1791,  Nov.  22.  Celas,  Charles,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Caleb  Shreve,  Sr.,  of  said  Co.  [No  papers  on  file.]       Lib.  32,  p.  184. 

1791,  Oct.  4.  Chadwick,  Thomas,  of  Dover,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth  Chadwick.     Fellowbondsman  —  Elihu  Chadwick, 


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and  Brittain  Woolley;  both  of  Shrewsbury,  said  Co.    Witnesses — Sa- 
muel Forman,  Jr.,  and  Thos.  Henderson.  Lib.  32,  p.  2. 

1791,  Oct.  7.  Inventory,  £59.17.4,  made  by  Abiel  Akin  and 
George  Cook.  File  6467-6470M. 

1789,  Dec.  10.  Chamberlain,  Thomas,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor,  Glou- 
cester Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  (not  named),  2  cows,  a  bed,  and  use  of 
household  furniture  and  her  choice  of  rooms  in  house  during  her  life. 
Son,  William,  home  plantation  and  all  other  real  estate;  live  stock 
and  farming  utensils;  also,  negro  man,  Jacob,  and  Vz  of  household 
furniture  after  wife's  decease.  Daughters,  Rebecca  and  Dorcas,  each 
V2  of  residue  of  moveables,  including  bonds  and  notes.  Daughter, 
Dorcas,  V2  of  household  furniture  after  wife's  decease;  also  £25,  2 
cows,  2  featherbeds,  a  mahogany  tea  table,  1  copper  tea  kettle,  6 
pewter  plates  and  2  pewter  dishes;  and  to  live  with  son  William, 
while  single.  Son,  Job,  £10.  Daughters;  Rebecca  and  Dorcas  each 
£25,  to  be  paid  by  son,  William,  when  he  is  25.  Should  either  daugh- 
ter die,  her  share  to  the  other;  and  should  both  die,  their  share  to 
be  equally  divided  between  sons.  Job  and  William.  Should  son, 
William  die  without  issue,  his  estate  to  be  divided  between  the  2 
daughters,  or  surviving  daughter;  they  each  to  pay  son,  Job,  £25. 
Executors — son  William,  and  Edmund  Ireland.  Witnesses — Chris- 
topher Ireland,  Deborah  Leeds,  Richard  Price.  Proved  Mar.  19,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  418. 

1792,  Feb.  7.  Inventory,  £517.18.6%  ;  made  by  John  Steelman  and 
Richard  Price.  File  1803H. 

1792,  Nov.  29.  Chamberlin,  Calvin,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Judah  Chamberlin,  of  Columbia  Co.,  N.  Y.  Fellowbondsman 
— George  Ribble,  of  Oxford,  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  189. 

1792,  Dec.  '5.  Inventory,  £41.14.1;  made  by  John  Axford,  Jr.  and 
Wm.  McDonald.  File  521S. 

1794,  Jane  2.  Champion,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Anne  Champion.   Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Carrall;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  81;  File  1883H. 

1792,  June  21.  Champion,  Joseph,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Erasure  Wescoat.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  Wescott;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  444;  File  1804H. 

1781,  Aug.  13.  Chandler,  James,  Sr.,  of  the  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Jemima,  %  of  personal  and  use  of  Vs  of 
real  estate  during  her  life.  Daughters,  Phebe,  Jemima  and  Hannah, 
remaining  %  of  moveable  estate,  equally  between  them.  Son,  Wil- 
liam, £21,  to  be  paid  by  sons,  Joseph,  James  and  Jonathan,  £7,  each, 
provided  he  returns  home  within  4  years  after  my  decease.  Son, 
James,  £100.  Sons,  Joseph,  James  and  Jonathan,  the  residue  of  real 
estate,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them.  Executors — friends, 
Stephen  Chandler  and  Jesse  Woodruff.  Witnesses — Matthew  Lyon, 
Joseph  Lyon,  Jr.,  Joseph  Lyon.    Proved  June  9,   1791. 

Lib.    32,    p.    477. 

1791,  May  21.  Inventory,  £74.3.,  made  by  Jonathan  Price  and 
Seth  Woodruff.  File  7188-7193G. 

1789,  Oct.  12.     Chandler,  Rev.  Thomas  B.,  D.D.,  of  Elizabethtown, 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  71 

Essex  Co.  (for  many  years  Rector  of  St.  John's  Church) ;  will  of. 
Wife,  Jane,  both  real  and  personal  estate  for  support  of  herself  and 
2  youngest  daughters.  Daughters,  Elizabeth,  Catharine  (wife  of 
Elias  B.  Dayton),  Jane  Tongerlon  Chandler  and  Mary  Goodin  Chand- 
ler, equal  division  of  estate  after  wife's  decease;  Elizabeth  to  be 
charged  with  £200  already  given  her,  and  Mary  £10  given  by  her 
godfather,  Mr.  Goodin,  of  the  Island  of  Jamica.  (Wife  excepting  a 
pension  from  England.)  Executors — wife,  Jane,  and  son-in-law, 
Elias  Bailey  Dayton.    Witnesses — (none).    Proved  Sept.  9,  1794 

Lib.  33,  p.  371;  File  7876-7879G. 

1794,  Jan.  11.  Chapman,  James,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Mary,  real  and  personal  estate  during  her  life.  After 
wife's  decease  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold  and  proceeds 
equally  divided  between  the  2  daughters  of  sister,  Elizabeth  Kichen- 
ger,  of  London,  Old  England.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  Thomas 
Janney  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Gee,  Gideon  DCamp,  Margaret  DCamp.     Proved  Feb.  17,  1794. 

Lib.  3'5,  p.  113. 

1794,  Mar.  22.  Inventory,  £53.19.6;  made  by  Samuel  Belerjeau 
and  George  Holcomb.  File  1667J. 

1793,  Mar.  9.  Chard,  Benjamin,  of  Downs  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Hugh,  £5.  Daughter,  Sarah  Harner,  1  bed  and 
chest.  Son,  William,  all  real  and  remainder  of  personal.  Executor 
— son,  William.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Shaw,  Thomas  Sheppard, 
Leonard  Shaw.    Proved  July  4,  1793.        Lib.  33,  p.  140;  File  1040F. 

1794,  Oct.  12.  Chard,  Hugh,  of  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Son, 
Joel,  2  shares  of  estate.  Daughters,  Hannah  Claypole,  Mary  Chard 
and  Elizabeth  Tumbleson  [Tomlinson],  each  one  share.  Executors — 
son-in-law,  Benjamin  Tumbleson  [Tomlinson]  and  James  Ogden. 
Witnesses — Thomas  Sheppard,  William  Campbell,  Sarah  Pepper. 
Proved  Nov.  8,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  162;  File  1071F. 

1792,  Jan.  9.  Cheesman,  Thomas,  of  Waterford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Merebah,  1  cow,  1  horse  and  £100  in 
lieu  of  her  dower;  also  use  and  profits  of  plantation  for  8  years,  (to 
enable  her  to  bring  up  the  children).  Son,  Benjamin,  plantation 
whereon  I  live;  he  paying  his  mother  £10  yearly  while  my  widow, 
and  his  sisters  their  legacies  3  years  after  he  takes  possession. 
Daughters,  Mary,  Martha,  Deborah  and  Margaret,  each  £30.  Son, 
Joseph,  land  purchased  of  Kemble  in  Gloucester  Co.  Son,  Peter, 
%  of  saw  mill  left  by  my  father,  and  remainder  of  lands  not  sold  or 
disposed  of.  My  %  of  200  acres  near  John  Chew's  Branch  and  my 
V2  of  Cedar  Swamp  on  Longacoming  Branch  to  be  sold.  Sons,  Jos- 
eph and  Peter  to  be  put  to  trades  when  14.  Executors — friend, 
Joseph  Bolton,  and  son,  Benjamin  Cheesman.  Witnesses — William 
Pierce,  John  Mapes,  Isaac  Tomlinson.     Proved  Feb.  24,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  433. 

.     Inventory,  £353.17.6;  made  by  Isaac  Tomlinson  and 

John  Hider.     (Sworn  to  Feb.  24,  1792.)  File  1805H. 

1795,  Jan.  12.  Cheesman,  Thomas,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Martha  Cheesman.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Morgan,  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  301;  File  1926H. 

1793,  May  30.    Chetera,  Lodowick,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co.     Int. 


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Adm'r — Abraham  Swisher.    Fellowbondsman — Nicholas  Dennis;  both 

of  Knowlton,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  342. 

1793,  Apr.   5.    Inventory,  £81.11.8;  made  by  Peter  Weller  and 

Thomas  Hayes.  File  552S. 

1795,  May  2.  Chew,  Charlotte,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  Jonathan  Chew,  Sr.,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  ward- 
ship of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Amos  Clark. 
Guardian — Amos  Clark.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Sparks;  both  of 
New  Jersey.  Lib.  35,  p.  307;  File  1929H. 

1791,  Aug.  19.  Chew,  Mary,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jonathan  Chew.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Zane;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  215;  File  1763H. 

1795,  Oct.  25.  Church,  Elizabeth,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Sister,  Barbary  Fanning,  £25  and  wearing  apparel. 
To  Sarah  Crim  (wife  of  Peter),  £15.  To  John  Crim  (son  of  Peter), 
£15,  when  21.  To  Sarah  Inskeep  (wife  of  Abraham),  bed  and  bed- 
ding. To  Patience  Crim,  chest  of  drawers.  To  Martha  Crim  (wife 
of  Isaac),  £5.  To  Charles  Crim  (son  of  Peter)  and  Sarah  Crim,  £5. 
To  Rachel  Sanders  (wife  of  Thomas),  £10.  To  Elizabeth  Cruthers 
(wife  of  James),  £7.10.  Executor — Peter  Crim.  Witnesses — Jane 
Thompson,  Elizabeth  Wood  and  John  Stephens.  Proved  Nov.  28, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  264. 

1795,  Nov.  9.  Inventory,  £230.11.9%;  made  by  John  Stephens 
and  James  Stephens.  File  1927H. 

1795,  Sept.  14.  ChurchhIIl,  Armstead,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Jane  Churchhill  and  John  Henry.  Fellowbondsman — Robert 
Henry;  all  of  Bedminster,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  541;  File  971R. 

1790,  Apr.  14.  Claine  [Cline-Klein],  Jacob,  Sr.,  of  Greenwich, 
Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  %  of  residue.  Daughter,  Cath- 
arine, married  to  Matthias  Shipman,  Jr.,  choice  of  a  complete  feather 
bed,  3  iron  pots,  2  pewter  basons,  1  pewter  tankard,  12  pewter 
plates,  12  pewter  spoons,  the  red  table  and  4  chairs,  her  blue  chest 
with  contents,  choice  of  2  cows,  9  sheep  and  4  hogs;  and  hi  of  resi- 
due. Remainder  of  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Son,  Jacob,  %  of 
residue,  when  21.  Brother,  John  Klein,  my  wearing  apparel  for  the 
use  of  my  son,  Jacob,  whom  he  is  to  educate  and  to  put  to  trade  as 
a  tanner.  Executors — brother,  John  Klein  and  brother-in-law,  Balzer 
Domer.  Witnesses — Matthias  Shipman,  Valentine  Bidleman,  John 
Fred'k  Evart.     Proved  Nov.  25,  1790.  Lib.  35,  p.  32. 

1790,  Nov.  10.  Inventory,  £188.7.1,  made  by  Jacob  Shipman  and 
Valentine  Bidleman.  File  799S. 

1795,  Dec.  12.  Clancey,  Daniel,  of  Independence,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Andrew  Slaughbower.  Fellowbondsmen — Benjamin  Graff 
and  Abraham  Robinson;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  13'5. 

1795,  Dec.  11.  Inventory,  £50.2.;  made  Benjamin  Croff  and  John 
Young.  File  620S. 

1791,  Feb.  19.  Clap,  John,  of  Burlington  Co.  Adm'r — William 
Kempton.     Fellowbondsman — Curlis  Shinn;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  184. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  73 

1791,  Feb.  16.  Inventory,  £33.10.1;  made  by  John  Norcross  and 
Curlis  Shinn.  File  1372C. 

1793,  Mar.  1.  Clark,  Benjamin,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Bathsheba  Clark.  Fellowbondsman — John  Elton;  both  of  the  City 
of  Burlington,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  50. 

1793,  Mar.  6.  Inventory,  £117.9.9;  made  by  Jacob  Myers  and 
Robert  Thomas.  File  11483C. 

1791,  Apr.  30.  Clark,  Carney,  of  Piles  Grove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  all  residue  of  personal  property  and  use  and  profits  of 
real  estate  until  the  child  she  is  pregnant  with  is  of  age;  the  child 
to  have  real  estate  when  of  age.  Should  said  child  die  before  com- 
ing of  age,  then  wife  to  have  real  estate  during  term  of  her  life; 
after  her  decease  to  my  youngest  brother,  Peter  Clark.  Witnesses 
— Adam  Louderback,  James  Clark,  Gideon  Denny.  Proved  Oct.  15, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  251. 

1791,  Nov.  4.  James  Flanagen,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck  Twsp.,  said 
Co.;  appointed  Adm'r  with  will  annexed.  Fellowbondsmen — Adam 
Louderback  and  William  Miller;  both  of  said  Co. 

1791,  Aug.  6.  Inventory,  £69.18.2,  made  by  W.  Miller  and  Joseph 
Crispin.  File  18421. 

1795,  Jan.  16.     Clark,  Elijah,  of  Gloucester  Co.     Ward.     Son  of 
Guardians — Levi  and  Richard  Clark.     [Original  paper  miss- 


ing.] Lib.  35,  p.  306. 

1795,  Dec.  7.  Clark,  Elijah,  Sr.,  of  the  Tovra  and  County  of  Glou- 
cester; will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Jane, 
3/8ths  of  residue.  Son,  Lardner,  and  daughter,  Mai'y,  £10  each. 
Daughter,  Deborah,  income  from  £350,  during  her  life;  after  her  de- 
cease, the  same  to  be  divided  between  sons.  Elijah  and  John,  and 
daughter,  Rebecca  Vanneman;  also,  the  sons,  each  2/8ths  of  residue 
and  daughter,  Rebecca,  Hth  of  residue.  Slaves  to  be  given  to  chil- 
dren. Executors — sons,  Elijah  and  John.  Witnesses — Mary  Wood, 
Sarah  Clark  and  Thomas  Hendry.     Proved  Dec,  18,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  266;  No  File  No. 

1792,  Apr.  14.  Clark,  Ezekiel,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  Both  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Illegimate  daughter 
[not  named],  £15,  when  18.  Niece,  Sarah  Clark  Elston,  (wife  of 
Andrew  Elston),  £30.  Remainder  to  be  equally  divided  between  the 
children  of  [niece],  Sarah  Elston,  and  the  children  of  my  sister, 
Ziphorah  Scudder,  when  the  boys  are  21,  and  the  girls  18.  Execu- 
tors— friends,  Amos  Mors  and  Andrew  Elston.  Witnesses — Wm. 
Martin,  Isaac  Wood,  Enoch  Moore.     Proved  June  26,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  51;  File  7434-7435G. 

1795,  Apr.  20.  Clark,  Hannah  Brown,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  David  Clark,  of  said  Co.  Said  ward  being  an  infant  under 
14,  with  real  and  personal  estate.  Guardian — said  ward's  father, 
David  Clark.     Fellowbondsman — Jotham  Clark;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  502;  File  8174-8177G. 

1795,  Feb.  6.  Clark,  Isaac,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Rachel 
Clark  (the  widow),  of  said  Co.,  and  John  Maxwell,  of  Sussex  Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Bedell,  of  Morris  Co.        Lib.  36,  p.  95. 


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1795,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £100.18.;  made  by  Aaron  Ball  and  John 
Caldwell.  File  872N. 

1793,  Sept.  7.  Clark,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Richard  Wescott.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Whitall;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  100. 

1793,  Aug.  29.  Inventory,  £90.1.9.;  made  by  James  Williams, 
George  Bulkley  and  Benjamin  Treen.  File  1843H. 

1794,  Aug.  30.  Clark,  James,  of  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Easter, 
Vs  of  personal  and  use  of  remainder  of  real  estate  while  widow.  Son, 
Samuel,  £5.  To  Easter  Clark  (born  of  the  body  of  Rebecca  Tucker), 
£8,  with  interest,  when  18.  Daughter,  Sarah  Clark,  one  Q,ow,  V3  of 
personal  and  piece  of  land  bought  of  John  Tucker  on  point  of  the 
Second  Mountain,  adjoining  place  sold  to  Jonathan  Hand  Osbom 
(10  acres);  also  Vz  of  residue  of  real  estate  after  wife's  decease. 
Daughter,  Phebe  Allen,  %  of  personal  and  the  other  Vz  of  residue 
of  real.  Executor — friend.  Colonel  Jedidiah  Swan,  Esq.,  of  Scotch 
Plains,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Elias  Clark,  Sarah  Spence,  David  Os- 
bom.    Proved  Oct.  4,  1794. 

1794,  Oct.  6.  Inventory,  £55.18.6;  made  by  Jonathan  H.  Osborn 
and  Recompence  Stanbery.  Lib.  33,  p.  367;  File  7880-7886G. 

1788,  May  18.  Clark,  John  of  Mount  Holly,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife  (name  not  given),  £150;  also  one  room  with  furniture 
and  privileges  of  house.  Grandsons,  Ellis  and  Joseph  (sons  of  son, 
Thomas),  the  south  part  of  property  divided  by  line  beginning  in 
middle  of  gateway  between  the  brick  house  and  wheelright  shop 
back  to  Paxson's  Alley  to  a  corner  66  feet  from  the  southeasterly 
corner  adjoining  Richard  Cox  (same  including  wheelwright  shop 
and  house  their  mother  lives  in) ;  also  meadow  adjoining  meadow 
formerly  belonging  to  Joseph  Southwick,  when  they  are  21.  Son, 
John,  north  part  of  property  including  the  brick  house  (an  alley 
beginning  on  High  Street  and  extending  back  33  feet  to  be  laid  out 
5  feet  on  either  side  of  said  line).  Son,  Ephraim,  back  part  of 
meadow  purchased  of  the  executors  of  Thomas  Atkinson  and  John 
Bioren(?).  Son,  Joseph,  remainder  of  said  meadow.  Son,  Jacob, 
back  piece  of  meadow  purchased  of  John  Green;  also  lot  adjoining 
Mary  Sill's  (begining  at  her  corner  down  the  street  90  feet,  back 
to  garden  fence  parallel  with  her  line,  then  along  said  fence  to  his 
meadow  fence  12  feet  below  Joseph  Southwick's  line,  thence  up 
Southwick's  line  back  to  the  garden  lot).  Son,  Benjamin,  remainder 
of  land  purchased  of  John  Green  and  lot  purchased  of  Samuel 
Parker.  Daughter,  Martha,  £70.  Sons,  Jacob  and  Benjamin,  a  piece 
of  woodland.  Children,  Ephraim,  Joseph,  Jacob,  Benjamin  and 
Martha,  the  residue.  Executors — sons,  John  and  Ephraim,  and  son- 
in-law,  Alexander  Shiras.  Witnesses — Henry  Paxson,  Samuel  Bi- 
spham,  Hugh  Hollinshead. 

1794,  May  5.  Codicil.  Grandson,  Joseph,  being  dec'd,  property 
devised  to  him  to  go  to  grandson,  Ellis;  should  he  likewise  die  before 
21,  his  mother,  Sarah  Clark,  to  enjoy  said  grandson's  share  during 
her  widowhood,  after  which  same  is  to  be  sold  and  divided  between 
original  residuary  legatees.  Witnesses — Joseph  Butteirworth,  Ben- 
jamin Budd,  Moses  Kempton.   Proved  July  8,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  454;  File  11531C. 


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1795,  Nov.  23.  Clark,  Joseph,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Clark.  Fellowbondsman — Lemuel  Cobb  and  Daniel  P.  Crane;  all  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  97. 

179'5,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £76.0.10;  made  by  Lemuel  Cobb  and 
Daniel  P.  Crane.  File  934N. 

1794,  Feb.  10.  Clark,  Reuben,  of  Elizabeth  Twsp.,  Essex  Co., 
glazier;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate  during: 
her  life.  Son,  Samuel,  Vi  acre  whereon  his  house  stands  on  north 
side  of  the  Raritan  Road.  Sons,  Enoch,  Thomas  and  Samuel,  re- 
sidue of  real  estate,  including  salt  meadow  in  Great  Meadow,  for- 
merly belonging  to  Andrew  Craig,  Jr.,  by  meadow  of  Daniel  Terril 
Craig.  Movables  to  be  sold  after  wife's  decease.  To  heirs  of  daugh- 
ter, Rhoda  Bercount,  dec'd  (formerly  wife  of  David  Bercount),  '5 
shillings.  To  heirs  of  daughter,  Elizabeth  Hand,  dec'd  (formerly 
wife  of  John  Hand),  5  shillings.  3  daughters,  Margaret  Marsh 
(formerly  wife  of  Alsraham  Marsh,  dec'd),  Hannah  Craig  (wife  of 
Daniel  Craig),  and  Abigail  Oilman  (wife  of  Benjamin  Gilman),  the 
residue.  Executors — friends,  Jacob  Terrill  and  Daniel  Terrill.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Roberson,  John  M.  Clark,  Arthur  Jarvis.  Proved  Aug. 
12,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  489. 

1795,  June  20.  Inventory,  £38.14.3;  made  by  Stephen  Russel  and 
John  Roberson.  File  8178-8183G. 

1787,  Feb.  7.  Clark,  Sarah,  of  Rahway,  Elizabeth  Twsp.,  Essex 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  To  great-granddaughter,  Harriott  Stagg,  10 
shillings.  Grandson,  Abraham  Clark  Scudder,  1  cow.  Granddaugh- 
ter, Phebe  Wood  Scudder,  6  silver  teaspoons.  Son,  Ezekiel  Clark, 
and  daughter,  Ziporah  Scudder,  and  granddaughter,  Sarah  Clark 
Elston,  the  residue.  Executors — friend,  Abraham  Clark,  and  son-in- 
law,  John  Scudder.  Witnesses — William  Pierson,  Abraham  Pierson. 
Proved  Feb.  20,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  19. 

1792,  Feb.  20.  Abraham  Clark,  one  of  the  executors,  having  re- 
nounced and  John  Scudder,  the  other  executor,  being  deceased,  there 
was  appointed  as  Adm'r — Andrew  Elston,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Fellow- 
bondsman— William  Pierson,  of  Essex  Co.  File  7436-7441G. 

1795,  Jan.  16.    Clark,  Sarah,  of  Gloucester  Co.    Ward.    Daughter 

of  .    Guardian — Levi    Clark   and   Richard    Clark.     [Original 

papers  missing.]  Lib.  35,  p.  307. 

1793,  May  25.  Clark,  Thomas,  of  Galloway  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  all  household  furniture,  negro  wench  named 
Peg;  also  jointly  with  son,  Reuben,  use  of  homestead  and  several 
purchases  made  with  brother,  David  Clark,  called  the  home  tract, 
together  with  all  farming  utensils;  also  3  yoke  of  oxen,  10  cows,  1 
bull,  and  all  hogs  and  sheep;  also  use  of  all  male  negroes,  while  my 
widow.  Daughters,  Lovice,  Sarah  and  Elizabeth,  to  be  supported  and 
enjoy  liberty  of  home  while  single.  Son,  Reuben,  home  plantation, 
live  stock  and  movables,  which  wife  has  use  of,  after  her  decease,  or 
marriage;  also,  a  meadow  opposite  Log  Point,  my  right  to  swamp 
and  meadow  from  Sand  Point  to  Landing  Creek,  and  cedar  swamp 
on  Teal  Creek,  westward  of  swamp  lately  belonging  to  Robert  Smith. 
Sons,  Adriel  and  Parker,  my  right  to  V2  of  Clark's  Mill  with  tract 
belonging  to  mill;  also,  tract  called  Munroe's,  tract  of  300  acres 
near  John  Shanes,  and  150  acres  bought  of  Levi  Garrish;  also  109 


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acres  of  meadow  at  Negro  Point.  Son,  Parker,  my  V2  of  tract  (36 
.a.)  purchased  of  Jonas  Morss,  (whereon  hi?  house  now  stands). 
Cedar  swamps  on  Elihue's  Branch  and  ceder  swamp  on  Snake 
Branch;  to  be  sold.  Sons,  Adriel,  Parker  and  Reuben,  40  acres  of 
cedar  swamp  on  Teal  Creek,  divided  between  them;  they  to  pay 
their  6  sisters,  i.e.,  Hannah  Chew,  Submit  Kelsey,  Abigail  Hugg, 
Lovice  Clark,  Sarah  and  Elizabeth  Clark,  each  £20.  Daughters, 
Lovice,  Sarah  and  Elizabeth,  each  2  cows.  Sons,  Adriel  and  Parker, 
right  to  7  acres  of  cedar  swamp  on  Teal  Creek.  Son,  Reuben,  19 
acres  of  cedar  swamp  above  Mark's  Bridge;  also  blacksmith  tools. 
Residue  divided  between  the  3  sons.  Son,  Adriel,  negro  man,  Dimon, 
after  wife's  death;  he  to  pay  his  6  sisters,  £20,  or  each  £3.6.8.  Sons, 
Parker  and  Reuben,  negro  man.  Jack,  after  wife's  death;  they  paying 
their  sisters  £20,  or  £3.6.8  to  each  sister.  Executors — wife,  Sarah, 
and  son-in-law,  Aaron  Chew.  Witnesses — Samuel  Odell,  Thomas 
Clark,  Jr.  and  Abner  Clark.   Proved  Dec.  9,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  71. 

1793,  Dec.  6.  Renunciation  of  Sarah  Clark,  the  widow,  as  Ex- 
ecutrix, in  favor  of  her  son  Adriel  Clai'k. 

1793,  Nov.  21.    Renunciation  by  Aaron  Chew,  as  Executor. 

1793,  Dec.  9.  Adm'r — with  will  annexed — Adrial  Clark.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Samuel  Odell;  both  of  said  Co.  File  1845H. 

1792,  Dec.  15.  Clarke,  Isaac,  of  Windsor  Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  one  cow,  one  mare,  one  wagon  and  £20  worth 
of  household  furniture;  also  privileges  of  the  house  and  garden  and 
to  be  provisioned  by  son,  James,  during  her  widowhood.  If  wife  should 
marry,  she  is  to  have  one  chest  of  drawers  and  all  silver  table  and 
tea  spoons  that  came  by  her.  Son,  William  one  desk  and  £56,  when 
of  age.  Daughters,  Rachel,  Ann  and  Susannah,  each  £36  and  one 
bed  and  bedding  to  the  value  of  £20,  when  18.  Cleared  land,  bought 
of  James  Norris,  to  be  sold.  Son,  James,  part  of  home  plantation 
west  of  line  above  the  Great  Bridge  over  Stony  Brook,  to  include 
meadow  bought  of  Doctor  Israel  Clarke;  also  land  bought  of  James 
Norris  that  is  not  cleared.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  wife  and 
all  the  children  (son,  James,  excepted).  Executors — son,  Aaron,  and 
cousin,  William  Clarke.  Witnesses — Caleb  Clarke,  Israel  Clarke, 
Ezekiel  Clarke.    Proved  June  7,  1794.  Lib.  34,  p.  518. 

1794,  May  31.  Inventory,  £894.17.11;  made  by  Geo.  Bullock  and 
Joseph  Olden.  File  8515-8520L. 

1794,  Apr.  6.  Clarke,  Dr.  John,  Sr.,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Amy,  bay  horse  and  chair,  use  of  negro  woman, 
Chalve,  her  choice  of  furniture,  and  all  silver  during  her  life;  also 
interest  from  estate  until  son,  Stephen,  is  21;  then  V2  interest  until 
son,  John,  is  21.  Real  estate  to  be  rented  or  sold  and  personal  pro- 
perty sold.  Son,  Stephen,  £100;  also  ^/^  of  estate,  when  21.  Son, 
John,  the  other  half  of  estate,  when  21.  Guardians  of  the  children — 
wife.  Amy  and  friends,  Benjamin  Bowne  and  William  Shute,  Esq. 
Executors — wife  Amy,  Matthais  Williamson,  Jr.,  and  William  Shute. 
Witnesses — John  Chetwood,  Jr.,  John  Burrowes,  Ichabod  C.  Ross. 
Proved  June  7,  1794. 

1794  May  5.  Inventory,  £431.16.5;  made  by  William  Woodruff 
and  Aaron  Lane.  Lib.  33,  p.  381;  File  7888-7903G. 

1793,  Nov.  12.  Claveau,  Philibert,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Obadiah  Ayers.    Fellowbondsman — Simeon  Drake;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  230. 


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1793,  Nov.  28,  Inventory,  £35.16.6;  made  Jonathan  Harned  and 
Aaron  Bloodgood.   (Philibert  Claveau  died  Oct.  9,  1793.) 

File   8171-8174L. 

1790,  June  11.  Clemans,  Enoch,  of  Waterford,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  all  personal  estate  to  enable  her  to  bring 
up  son  Enoch.  Son,  Enoch,  to  be  put  to  trade  when  14.  Executrix 
— wife,  Elizabeth  Clemans.  Witnesses — Samuel  Hillman,  David 
Davis.    Proved  Aug.  26,  1790.  Lib.  32,  p.  190. 

1791,  July  31.  Inventory,  £49.13.8,  made  by  Joseph  Hillman  and 
John  Middleton.  File  1764H. 

1795,  Oct.  26.  Clemans,  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Clemans.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Burroughs;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  298. 

1795,  Oct.  19.  Inventory,  £61.9.4^^;  made  by  Thomas  Burroughs 
and  Isaac  Fish.  File  1928H. 

1791,  Mar.  28.  Clutch,  Hugh,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Isaiah  Clutch.    Fellowbondsman — Michael  Deubel;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  181. 

1791,  Mar.  31.  Inventory.  £31.5.0;  made  by  Solomon  Thomas 
and  John  Ridgway.  File  11373C. 

1783,  April  30.  Co,  (Coe)  Benjamin,  Sr.,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  To  my  4  daughters,  i.e.,  Mary  Roberts,  Sarah  Tuttle,  Vinie 
Baldwin  and  Abigail  Tichenor,  each  £50  (to  be  paid  by  son,  Ben- 
jamin) ;  also,  lot  of  10  acres  bought  of  Hezekiah  Johnson,  lot  of 
meadow  bought  of  Silas  Halsey  lying  by  Maple  Island  Creek,  salt 
meadow  bought  of  Joseph  Jones  by  said  creek  and  a  lot  of  salt 
meadow  bought  of  Joseph  Webb;  all  to  be  equally  divided  between 
them.  Son,  Benjamin,  remainder  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Ex- 
ecutors— 4  sons-in-law,  Moses  Roberts,  David  Tuttle,  Joseph  Baldwin 
and  Daniel  Tichenor.  Witnesses — Jonas  Baldwin,  Moses  Baldwin  and 
John  Ogden.   Proved  June  25,  1789.    Lib.  36,  p.  8;  File  6802-6805G. 

1791,  Apr.  18,  Coate,  Thomas,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Ridgway.  Fellowbondsman — Oakey  Hoagland;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  184;  File  11374C. 

1795,  May  13.  Coates,  Walter,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Joseph  Coates  and  Philip  Triller.  Fellov/bondsman — John 
Linn;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.   132 

1795,  May  18.  Inventory,  £63.10.1;  made  by  John  Linn  and  Caleb 
Swayze, 

1795,  May  21.  Additional  Inventory,  £5.15.6;  made  by  Frederick 
Linebash  and  Adolph  Hartman.  File  62 IS. 

1792,  Jan.  25.  Coddington,  Benjamin,  Sr.,  of  Greenwich  Twsp., 
Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Phebe,  all  real  and  personal  estate 
while  my  widow.  After  her  decease  or  marriage:  eldest  son,  Benja- 
min, 5  shillings.  Son,  Moses,  house  and  2  acres  whereon  I  now  live, 
and  10  acres  of  Barrens  bought  of  John  Miller.  Son,  William,  5  acres 
bought  of  John  Sheppard.  Daughters,  Phebe  and  Rhoda,  2  acres, 
joining  Glover  Fithian,  divided  between  them.  Residue  of  personal 
property  to  be  divided  between  4  youngest  (last  named)   children. 


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Executors — wife,  Phebe,  and  son,  Moses.  Witnesses — David  Watkins, 
Timothy  Solley  and  Richard  Wood,  Jr.   Proved  Apr.  3,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  131;  File  1041F, 

1794,  June  10.  Coe,  Enos,  of  Roxbui-y  Twsp.,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r— Jerard  Coe.  Fellowbondsman — ^Joseph  Dickerson;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.   158. 

1794,  June  9.  Inventory,  £223.18.0;  made  by  Caleb  Fairchild  and 
Joseph  Dickerson.  File  839N. 

1794,  July  21.  Coejemans,  Majeke,  of  the  City  of  New  Brunswick, 
Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Sister,  Gertrude  Lott,  and  Gertrude  Abell 
(only  daughter  of  dec'd  sister  Joanna  Neilson)  and  Gertrude  Farmer 
(only  daughter  of  dec'd  brother  Samuel  S.  Coejemans),  wearing  ap- 
parel. Old  wench,  Bett,  to  be  set  free;  with  income  from  £150.  for 
her  support.  After  Bett's  decease,  Gertrude  Farmer  and  Andrew 
Coejemans  (2  children  of  dec'd  brother  Samuel  S.  Coejemans)  Vs 
of  the  £150,  Gertrude  Abeel  and  John  Neilson  (2  children  of  dec'd 
sister  Joanna  Neilson)  %,  and  sister  Gertrude  Lott,  Vz  ;  the  same  to 
share  in  like  manner  in  the  residue.  Executors — Kinsmen  and 
friends,  John  Neilson,  Leonard  Bleecker  and  Andrew  Coejemans. 
Witnesses — John  Voorhees,  Moses  Scott  and  Susannah  Cremer. 
Proved  Jan.  5,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  196;  File  8559-8560L. 

1795,  Dec.  23.  Cogswell,  Cornelius,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Benjamin  Bonnel.  Fellowbondsman — Theodorus  Johnson;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  499;  File  8184-8185G. 

1795,  Dec.  23.  Cogswell,  Joseph,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Benjamin  Bonnel.  Fellowbondsman — Theodorus  Johnson;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  498;  File  8186-8187G 

1793,  Mar.  11.  Cole  Abraham,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Cole,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — John  Wright;  both  of  said 
Co.  ,  Lib.  33,  p.  146;  File  2281B. 

1795,  Nov.  1.  Cole  Andrew,  of  Walpack  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co.,  farmer; 
will  of.  Wife,  Christina,  1  cow,  house-room  and  furniture  and  £12 
yearly,  while  widow.  Eldest  daughter,  Catherine,  £5.  2nd  daughter, 
Cornelia,  £5.  3rd  daughter,  Mary,  £8  and  a  cow.  4th  daughter, 
Elizabeth,  £5.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Jane,  Lenah  and  Margaret,  each 
£5.  Granddaughter,  Catherine  Cole,  £3  and  a  cow.  Sons,  Abraham 
and  Jacob,  residue  of  personal  property;  they  also  to  have  3  acres 
near  road  for  a  building  place.  Sons,  Hermanns,  Leonard,  Abraham, 
Isaac  and  Jacob,  each  an  equal  division  of  remainder  of  real  estate. 
Executors — sons,  Leonard,  Isaac  and  Jacob  Cole.  Witnesses — Jacob 
Rosencranse,  John  Dimon  and  Lewis  Fortner.    Proved  Dec.  31,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  111. 

1796,  Mar.  24.  Inventory,  £135.0.8;  made  by  James  Brink  and 
John  Deamon.  File  622S. 

1776,  Nov.  4.  Cole,  Barent,  of  Hackensack  Precinct,  Bergen  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  looking  glass  and  gold  and  silver  she 
brought  with  her  at  our  marriage;  also  room  in  house  and  her  sup- 
port while  my  widow.  Daughter-in-law,  Esey  (widow  of  son,  Abra- 
ham), 3  pieces  of  land.    After  daughter-in-law's  decease,  the  said 


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land  to  grandsons,  Jacob,  Bai'ent,  Benjamin  and  Abraham  (sons  of 
son,  Abraham,  dec'd) ;  they  paying  £80  for  same,  to  be  divided 
between  granddaughters,  (their  sister),  Elizabeth  and  Christina. 
Son,  Jacob,  silver  watch  for  his  birthright,  silver  shoe  and  knee 
buckles  and  £9;  also  remainder  of  real  and  V3  of  residue.  Daughter, 
Rachel  (wife  of  Jacob  D.  Baun),  £150  and  %  of  residue.  To  the 
6  grand  children  above  named,  the  other  Vs  of  residue,  when  21. 
Executor — son,  Jacob,  and  friend,  David  Durie.  Witnesses — Samuel 
P.  Demarest,  Cornelius  Demarest,  John  Haring.   Proved  May  5,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  55;  File  2480-2488B. 

1792,  Feb.  21.  Cole,  Josephus,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Phebe  Cole,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — ^Josiah  Cole;  both 
of  said  place.   Witnesses — Reuben  Buckleu  and  Thos.  Anderson. 

Lib.  34,  p.  157. 

1792,  Feb.  15.  Inventory,  £185.2.11,  made  by  Samuel  Decker  and 
Evi  Adams.  File  522S. 

1792,  Jan.  30,  Colhoun,  Jacob,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  (late  a  soldier 
in  the  Jersey  Line).  Int.  Adm'r — Jonathan  Phillips,  Fellowbonds- 
man— Israel  Reed,  both  of  Maidenhead  Twsp.,  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.   197. 
1792,  Jan.  30.    Inventory,  £25.3.11,  made  by  Jonathan  Phillips. 

File  1605J. 

1790,  Nov,  27.  Collerd,  James,  of  Bergen  Twsp.,  Bergen  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Charity,  all  estate  with  real  and  personal  during  her 
widowhood.  Son,  Jeremiah,  10  shillings  for  his  birthright.  Son, 
John,  all  real  estate  after  marriage  or  decease  of  my  wife;  he  to 
pay  to  my  son,  Jeremiah,  £50,  6  years  after  my  decease;  and  to  my 
son,  Jacob,  £50,  and  my  daughter  Hannah  (wife  of  John  Van 
Houten,  Jr.)  £50;  son  John,  also;  2  horses,  my  waggons  and  farm- 
ing utensils,  my  large  Dutch  Bible,  my  carpenter  tools.  Remainder 
of  personal  property  to  be  divided  between  my  4  children,  Jeremiah, 
John,  Hannah  (wife  of  John  Van  Houten)  and  Jacob.  My  silver 
bowl  I  appraise  at  £20,  and  my  silver  tankard  at  £15,  and  either  of 
my  children  may  have  them  at  such  a  price.  Executors — sons, 
John  and  Jacob,  and  friend,  Cornelius  Garrabrant.  Witnesses — 
Joseph  Waldron,  Daniel  Sickels,  John  Dey.    Proved  Dec.  16,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  517;  File  2137B. 

1792,  Dec.  19.  Collier,  Isaac,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Josiah 
■Gould  and  Enos  Gould.  Fellowbondsman — James  Post;  all  of  said 
Co.  Lib.   34,  p.   72. 

1792,  Dec.  18.  Inventory,  £191.7.2,  made  by  James  Post  and 
Derick  Mowerson.  File  7442-7449G. 

1791,  Oct.  29,  Collins,  Joseph,  of  Waterford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Susanna,  all  furniture  she  brought  with 
her;  also  £50,  1  cow,  and  the  use  of  two  rooms  of  house  and  garden; 
and  £5  yearly  to  be  paid  by  my  sons,  Edward  and  John.  Son,  Joseph, 
18  acres  of  northwest  part  of  plantation  by  lands  of  Samuel  Bjupr- 
rough,  Sr,,  and  William  Cooper,  dec'd.  Son,  Charles,  17  acres,  north- 
east part  of  plantation  by  lands  of  Isaac  Ellis  and  Samuel  Burrough. 
Son,  John,  lot  of  land  in  Waterford  Twsp.  cut  off  from  other  lands 
(therein  described).  Son,  Edward,  remainder  of  plantation  in 
Waterford  Twsp.  Son,  Samuel,  part  of  plantation  in  Evesham  Twsp., 
Burlington   Co.     Daughter,   Rachel,   a   feather   bed   and   furniture. 

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purchased  of  Samuel  Clement's  Est.  on  Great  Eggharbour  river  to 
be  sold  and  the  proceeds,  and  residue  of  personal  estate  to  be 
equally  divided  between  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Rachel  and  Diana. 
Executors — son,  Edward,  and  Thomas  Redmond.  Witnesses — Isaac 
Ellis,  Isaac  Cooper,  William  Dodd.    Proved  Nov.  23,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  207. 

1791,  Nov.  15.   Inventory,  £639.00.10,  made  by  Joseph  Champion, 

Thomas  Thorn.  File  1765H. 

1791,  Jan.  31.  Colt,  Isaac,  Sr.,  of  Newtown,  Sussex  Co.,  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  goods  she  brought  with  her;  %  of  movables  and  use  of 
%  of  land,  during  her  life.  Son,  Isaac,  wearing  apparel  and  %  of 
remainder.  (Real  and  personal  to  be  sold.)  Children  of  daughter 
Rachel  Smith,  */4  of  remainder,  when  of  age.  Daughter,  Hannah  Mc- 
Neal,  %  part.  Daughter,  Martha  Williams,  hi  part.  Executors — 
sons-in-law,  Edward  McNeal  and  Samuel  Meeker.  Witnesses — 
Hannah  Adams  and  Hannah  Poole.    Proved  Aug.  1,  1792 

Lib.  34,  p.  171. 

1792,  July  18.  Inventory,  £48.6.,  made  by  Silas  Hopkins  and 
Peter  DeWitt.  File  523S. 

1794,  Dec.  31.  Combs,  David,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Father,  Joseph  Combs,  real  and  personal  estate  and  a  pew  in  the 
new  Meeting  House,  during  his  life.  After  father's  decease,  estate 
to  equally  divided  amongst  the  children  of  Doctor  James  English. 
Executor — father,  Joseph  Combs.  Witnesses — James  English,  John 
Covenhoven   (Justice),  John  Covenhoven.    Proved  Feb.  12,  1795. 

Lib.  33,  p.  '518;  File  7213-7214M. 

1788,  Feb.  2.  Compton,  John,  of  Middletown  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Grandson,  John  Compton  (son  of  son,  Joseph, 
dec'd),  20  shillings.  Daughter,  Hulda  Compton,  real  and  personal; 
also  to  be  sole  Executrix.  Witnesses — George  Taylor,  Christopher 
Rook,  John  Stillwell.  Proved  Mar.  25,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  416. 

1791,  Feb.  25.  Inventory,  £112.2.0;  made  by  John  Stillwell  and 
John  Taylor.  File  7019-7024M. 

1791,  Oct.  6.  Conarroe,  Thomas,  of  the  City  of  Philadelphia, 
Penna. ;  will  of.  Daughter,  Abigail  Curtis  (wife  of  Thomas  Curtis), 
£200.  Daughter,  Rebeckah  Trotter,  £200.  Sons,  Thomas  and  An- 
tram,  all  lands  (plantation  in  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.,  N. 
J.),  and  all  personal  property;  they  to  pay  the  daughters  and 
daughters  to  sign  a  release  of  their  right  in  lands.  Executors — sons, 
Thomas  and  Antram.  Witnesses — Unity  Pancoast,  Joseph  Burr,  John 
Ridgway.    Proved  at  Burlington,  N.  J.,  Dec.  26,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  2;  File  11484C. 

1789,  Sept.  29.  Conckling,  Dayid,  Sr.,  of  Westfield,  Elizabeth 
Twsp.,  Essex  Co. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  %  of  residue  of  personal 
property.  Having  purchased  a  plantation  of  Zachariah  Davis  at 
Sheriff's  vendue,  with  son,  Daniel,  for  which  he  has  deed  for  whole 
of  plantation  on  which  I  paid  £350;  the  said  £350  to  be  devised 
as  follows:  son  Daniel,  20  shillings.  Son,  David,  £200.  Daughters, 
Mary  Ludlum,  Hannah  Miller  and  Sarah  Squire,  the  remainder  of 
the  £350,  divided  between  them.  Movable  estate  to  be  sold.  Son, 
David,  %  of  residue.  Executors — friend,  Ephraim  Marsh  and  son, 
David.  Witnesses — Mathias  Sayre,  William  Peirson,  Jr.,  John  Scud- 
der.  Proved  Dec.  26,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  180;  File  7646-7648G. 


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1791,  July  8.  Condict,  Timothy,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elizabeth,  my  red  cow  inclusive  of  her  right  of  dower.  Son, 
Stephen,  lot  of  land  near  the  Academy;  also  piece  of  woodland  near 
Josiah  Pierson's  on  the  Mountain.  Sons,  Moses  and  Benjamin,  lot 
of  land  called  Sandhill  of  12  acres.  Wife  is  now  pregnant.  Son, 
Ogden,  and  child  wife  is  likely  to  have,  my  homestead,  to  be  divided 
between  them  if  it  be  a  boy;  if  a  girl,  son,  Ogden,  the  whole  of 
homestead,  and  he  to  pay  out  to  her  £20.  Lot  of  land  next  to  Riggs 
on  mountain  to  be  sold.  Remainder  of  real  estate  to  be  equally 
divided  between  all  my  sons.  Daughters,  Phebe,  Betey  and  Polly, 
£20,  when  of  age.  Son,  Stephen,  my  bay  mare,  and  a  pair  of  red 
2  year  old  steers.  Remainder  of  moveables  to  be  sold.  Executors — 
wife,  Elizabeth,  son  Stephen  and  Joseph  Tompkins.  Witnesses — 
John  Condit,  Stephen  Peck,  Joseph  Condit.    Proved  Oct.  3,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  489;  File  7196-7199G. 

1792,  Feb.  23.  Condit,  Samuel,  Jr.,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Samuel  Condit,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — Dr.  John  Condit. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Condit;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  33;  File  7450-7453G. 

1791,  Dec.  30.  Congleton,  Alen,  Sr.,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Allen,  that  part  of  plantation  he  now  lives  on, 
from  the  River  to  fence  in  the  woods  from  Peter  Enloes'  to  Albert 
Bilderback's  line.  Son,  John,  remainder  of  land.  To  children  of 
Henry  Congleton  (not  named)  £20,  divided  between  them.  Son, 
John,  and  daughters,  Sarah  and  Jane,  residue  of  personal,  divided 
between  them.  Witnesses — Daniel  Lambson,  Peter  Enloes  and 
Margaret  Brown.    Proved  Mar.  22,   1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  474. 

1792,  Mar.  22.  (No  Executor  having  been  appointed.)  Adm'rs — 
with  will  annexed — John  Congleton,  of  Delaware.  Fellowbondsmen 
— Allen  Congleton,  Judediah  Garrison,  Gamaliel  Garrison  and  Jesse 
Newark;  all  of  said  Co. 

1792,  Jan.  31.  Inventory,  £1,410.0.0  V2  ;  made  by  Jesse  Newark 
and  John  Holson.  File   1841Q. 

1792,  Aug.  21.  Conkin,  John,  Sr.,  of  Stafford  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Desiar,  all  movables  including  live  stock;  also 
the  house  and  %  part  of  land  during  her  life.  Eldest  son,  John,  £5. 
Son,  Daniel,  %  part  of  plantation  ( %  at  my  decease  and  Vs  at  my 
wife's  decease).  Son,  Stephen,  Va  part  of  plantation  (the  same  as 
Daniel).  Grandsons,  Peter  and  Joseph  Conklin  (sons  of  son,  John), 
the  remaining  %  part  of  plantation,  ( %  at  my  decease  and  Vs  at 
my  wife's  decease).  Executors — son,  Daniel,  and  wife,  Desiar.  Wit- 
nesses— Job  Ridgway,  Richard  Ridgway,  Jr.,  and  Jesse  Ridgway. 
Proved  Oct.   16,   1792.  Lib.   34,  p.   327. 

1792,  Oct.  8.  Inventory,  £194.11.6;  made  by  John  Collins  and 
Job  Ridgway.  File  6671-6676M. 

1792,  Mar.  1.  Conklin,  Lena,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert 
McCall.    Fellowbondsman — Harmon  Van  Zile;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  17;  File  2214B. 

1792,  Apr.  14.  Conkling,  Isaac,  of  Morris  Co.,  (late  of  Westover, 
Orange  Co.,  N.  Y.).  Int.  Adm'x — Comfort  Conkling.  Fellowbonds- 
man— John  Pitney;  both  of  Morristown,  said  Co.       Lib.  34,  p.  116. 

1792,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  £173.0.5;  made  by  Timothy  Gobel  and 
Daniel  Doty.  File  785N. 


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1795,  Mar.  19.  Conkling,  Sarah,  Jonathan  D.  and  John,  of  Morris 
Co.  Wards.  Children  of  Isaac  Conkling,  of  Orange  Co.,  New  York 
State,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  John  Pitney,  grandfather  of  said  wards. 
Guardian— John  Pitney.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Conkling;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  97;  File  891N. 

1786,  Sept.  29.  Conkling,  Stephen,  Sr.,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  use  of  %  of  land  and  a  room  in  house  while 
my  widow.  Sons,  William  and  Stephen,  £5  each.  Sons,  Isaac,  John 
and  Abraham,  £100  each.  Daughter,  Clymine  Ayers,  £5  and  6  silver 
tea  spoons.  Daughter,  Ruth  (wife  of  Stephen  Whitecar),  £15  and 
2  silver  spoons.  Daughter,  Mary  (wife  of  John  Runyon),  £r5  and 
2  large  silver  spoons.  Daughter,  Deborah,  £70  and  2  large  silver 
spoons.  Residue  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  5  sons.  Executors 
— sons,  William  and  Stephen.  Witnesses — George  Bockoven,  Lewis 
Dilly,  Daniel  Daty.    Proved  Sept.  21,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  22. 

1791,  Sept.  20.  Inventory,  £225.19.6;  made  by  George  Bockoven 
and  John  Pitney.  File  762N. 

1792,  Jan.  23.  Connet,  James,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Spencer  Connet.  Fellowbondsman — Hendrik  Boorum;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.   34,   p.   312. 

1792,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £30.15.6;  made  by  John  Field,  (son  of 
Benjamin),  and  Hendrick  Boorum.  File   7991-7994L. 

1794,  July  26.  Conover,  John,  of  Great  Egg  Harbor  Twsp., 
Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Isaac  Conover.  Fellowbondsman — 
Edmon  Ireland;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  81. 

1794,  July  14.  Inventory,  £117.18.6;  made  by  Edmon  Ireland  and 
William  Bice.  File  1885H. 

1795,  Nov.  Consilyea,  Andrew,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William 
Dils.  (Original  papers  missing.)  Lib.  36,  p.  133.  (No  file  No.). 

1791,  Sept.  17.  Cook,  Daniel,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rebecca,  whole  of  estate  after  she  has  paid  the  legacies.  Son, 
Henry,  £50.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £5.  Son,  David,  £50.  Daughter 
Hannah,  £25.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Rebecca,  £25  each.  Sons,  Daniel, 
Ezra  and  John,  £50  each.  Boys  to  be  paid  when  21,  and  the  girls 
when  18.  Executors — ^wife.  Rebecca,  Artemus  Day,  and  son,  Henry 
Cook.  Witnesses — John  Joline,  Benj.  Pitney,  Henry  Conkling.  Proved 
Sept.  28,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  2'5. 

1791,  Sept.  28.  Inventory  of  real  and  personal  estate,  £2,009.1.1., 
made  by  Benj.  Pitney  and  Henry  Conkling.  File  763N. 

1791,  June  20.  Cook,  Elizabeth,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  William  Cook,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  Joseph 
Cook,  Casandra  Zane,  Chattin  Cook,  Solomon  Lippincott,  Mary  Lip- 
pincott,  Simeon  Zane  and  William  Zane,  the  Orphans'  Court  appoints 
Robert  Cook,  a  relation,  as  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — William 
Wood;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32  p.  217;  File  1766H. 

1795,  Feb.  2.  Cook,  Ezra,  of  Hanover  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Caleb  Shreve.  Fellowbondsman — Aden  Gibbs;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  253. 


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1795,  Jan.  13  Inventory,  £700.14.6;  made  by  Daniel  Ivins  and 
Reuben  Shreve.  File  11588C. 

1793,  July  1.  Cook,  Jashur,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Joseph  Cook  and  Samuel  Cook.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Lippincott;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  33,  p.  254. 

1793,  June  17.  Inventory,  £70.16.;  made  by  Timothy  Corlies  and 
John  West.  File  6801-6806M. 

1792,  Oct.  11.  Cook,  Jesse,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Deborah,  2  beds,  3  cows,  1  horse,  1  case  of  drawers  and  £30; 
also  use  of  Vs  of  plantation  and  salt  meadow  at  Long  Branch.  Only 
son,  Job,  plantation  and  salt  meadow  at  Long  Branch,  inherited  from 
father,  Job  Cook,  dec'd,  when  21.  Home  plantation  and  movables  to 
be  sold.  Six  daughters,  Catherine,  Hannah,  Elizabeth,  Patience, 
Deborah  and  Merean,  remainder  divided  between  them,  when  18  or 
when  they  marry.  Executors — brother-in-law,  Jacob  Woolley  and 
George  Corlis.  Witnesses — Joseph  Jackson,  Joseph  Covert.  Timothy 
Corlies.    Proved  Mar.  6,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  251. 

1792,  Dec.  25.  Inventory,  £606.4.6;  made  by  Timothy  Corlies  and 
Nathan  Woolley.  File   6807-6816M. 

1793,  Mar.  14.  Cook,  Peter,  Sr.,  of  Hanover  Twsp.,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  and  eldest  son,  Peter,  to  manage  plantation  for 
the  support  and  bringing  up  the  children.  Daughters,  Sarah  and 
Mary,  each  £25,  when  18.  Children,  Caty,  Sarah,  Peter,  Mary  and 
John,  remainder  of  personal,  divided  between  them,  when  son,  Peter, 
is  21.  Sons,  Peter  and  John,  all  real  divided  between  them,  when  21. 
Executors — wife,  Mary,  son-in-lav»r,  Abner  Beach,  Jr.,  and  son,  Peter. 
Witnesses — Job  Allen,  Jacob  Davev  and  William  Broadwell.  Proved 
Dec.  30,  1793.  Lib.  33.  p.  316 

1793,  Nov.  28.  Inventory,  £650.13.3;  made  by  Josiah  Hall  and 
Job  Allen.  File  814N. 

1793,  Aug.  16.  Cook,  Stephen,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Stephen  Cook.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Cook;  both  of 
Shrewsbury,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  254. 

1793,  July  24.  Inventory,  £136.16.11;  made  by  Timothy  Corlies 
and  John  West.  File  6817-6822M. 

1794,  Mar.  IS.  Cook,  Stephen,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
George  Kelley  and  Susannah  Kelley,  his  wife  (formerly  wife  of 
Stephen  Cook,  a  soldier  in  the  10th  Pennsylvania  Regiment).  Fellow- 
bondsman— Benjamin   Freeman;   all   of   said   Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  158;  File  840N. 

1791,  June  20.  Cook,  William,  Jr.,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  William  Cook,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  Joseph  Cook, 
Casandra  Zane,  Chattin  Cook,  Solomon  Lippincott,  Mary  Lippincott, 
Simeon  Zane  and  William  Zane;  the  Orphans'  Court  appoints,  Robert 
Cook,  a  relation,  as  guardian.  Guardian — Robert  Cook.  Fellow- 
bondsman— William  Wood;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  217;  File  1766H. 

1792,  Mar.  29.  Cook,  William,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Mary  Cook,  Joseph  Marsh  and  John  Marsh.  Fellowbondsman — Elias 
Marsh;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  315;  File  7995-7996L. 


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1794,  Dec.  30.  Coon,  Azariah,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
David  Kelly.    Fellowbondsman — Hendrick  Boorum;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  538. 

1794,  Nov.  25.  Inventory,  £86.12.7;  made  by  Richard  Field,  Jr., 
and  John  Field.  File  8511-8514L. 

1795,  Feb.  5.  Cooper,  Benjamin,  Capt.  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — John  H.  Cooper  and  John  Dawes;  both  of  Lebanon  Twsp., 
said  Co.    Fellowbondsman — Dennis  Wickoff,  of  Tewksbury,  said  Co. 

Lib.   36,  p.   168. 
1794,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £132.4.6.;  made  by  John  Hoffman  and 
Dennis  Wickoff. 

1796,  Feb.  3.  Account  by  John  H.  Cooper,  one  of  the  Admini- 
strators; total  £197.16.10.  File  1704J. 

1791,  Feb.  1.  Cooper,  Daniel,  of  Morris  Twsp.  and  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Hannah,  use  of  negro  wench,  Het,  and  interest  from  £100, 
while  widow.  Grandson,  John  Ludlow  (son  of  daughter,  Agness  Lud- 
low), £50.  Grandsons,  Daniel  Cooper  and  Solomon  Cooper  (sons 
of  son  John  Cooper,  dec'd),  28  acres  lying  in  the  great  swamp 
whereon  John  Bruse  now  lives;  also  6  acres  northeast  corner  of 
land  of  Daniel  Cooper,  Jr.,  dec'd  and  the  southwest  corner  of  the 
land  of  James  Van  Derveer;  also  23  acres  in  the  long  field  running 
in  straight  course  from  said  Daniel  Cooper,  Jr's  corner  to  Peter 
Layton's  line.  Grandson,  Joseph  Gaston  (son  of  Robert  Gaston, 
Esq.),  a  negro  boy.  Granddaughter,  Charity  Cooper,  (daughter  of 
son  John  Cooper),  a  negro  girl,  6  sheep  and  2  cows.  Residue  of  real 
and  personal  to  be  sold;  children  of  son  Daniel,  dec'd  (male  and 
female),  Va  part.  Son,  Benjamin  Cooper,  %  part;  he  to  discharge 
obligations  in  which  I  stand  as  his  seciirity,  to  wit:  bond  to  Samuel 
Wells,  bond  to  Elias  Boudinott,  Esq.,  £5  to  Richard  Stockton,  Esq.; 
also  for  costs  of  suit  brought  by  William  Neilson.  Granddaughter, 
Charity  Cooper  (daughter  of  son  John,  dec'd),  Va  part.  To  the  other 
children  of  son  John,  dec'd,  Va  part.  Grandson,  John  Ludlow,  Va 
part.  Daughter,  Rosanna  Gaston  (wife  of  Robert  Gaston,  Esq.),  Va 
part.  Daughter,  Providence  Manning  (wife  of  Joseph  Manning),  Va 
part.  To  the  children  of  daughter  Anna  (wife  of  Jonas  Carle),  Va 
part.  Executors — Robert  Gaston,  Esq.,  of  Somerset  Co.,  Elias 
Coriell,  of  said  Co.  and  James  Linn  and  Colonel  Ephraim  Martin,  of 
Somerset  Co.  Witnesses — Moses  Squier,  Joseph  Thompson  and 
Peter  Runyon. 

1792,  April  24.  Codicil.  The  bequest  of  Va  part  of  residue 
left  to  children  of  son  Daniel,  dec'd,  revoked.  Granddaughter,  Lydia 
(wife  of  Samuel  Annin  (?)  and  daughter  of  said  son  Daniel),  1/11 
part  of  revoked  legacy.  Granddaughter,  Mary  Crane  (daughter  of 
son  Daniel),  1/11  part.  The  remaining  9  parts  of  revoked  legacy  to 
be  equally  divided  between  the  children  of  son  John,  the  children  of 
son  Benjamin,  children  of  daughters,  Rosanna,  Providence  and 
Anna,  and  grandson,  John  Ludlow  (son  of  daughter  Agness).  Wit- 
nesses— Robert  Robertson,  David  Burnet  and  John  Muckkel.  Proved 
June  20,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  67;  File  873N 

1790,  Sept.  18.  Cooper,  David,  of  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of.  Sons, 
Amos  and  Paul,  home  plantation;  Amos,  part  whereon  he  lives  and 
Paul,  part  whereon  he  lives  with  30  acres  through  which  State  road 
passes.    Grandson,  David  (son  of  son  Amos),  30  acres  of  land  given 


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son  Paul,  should  he  die  without  other  surviving  children  than  one 
he  now  has.  Daughter,  Martha,  lot  in  Woodbury;  also  pocket  book 
of  memoirs  and  papers.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  364%  acres  of  pine 
land.  To  David  Allinson,  best  watch.  To  David  Wood,  old  watch 
and  his  mother's  sleeve  buttons.  To  David  Cooper,  silver  tooth  pick 
and  gold  buttons.  To  David  Tatem,  knee  buckles  and  studs.  To 
Anna  Cooper,  her  grandmother's  snuff  box  and  6  silver  spoons. 
Grandson  David  Wood,  £400,  when  21.  To  grand  children  by  the 
name  of  David  and  Sybil,  £10  each,  when  of  age.  Sister  Hannah 
Cooper,  £25.  Remainder  of  pei-sonal  property  to  be  divided  between 
daughters,  Martha  and  Elizabeth.  Executor — son-in-law,  John  Ta- 
tem. Witness — Margery  Mickle,  Samuel  Mickle  and  Elizabeth 
Smith. 

1790,  Nov.  14.  Codicil.  £10  apiece  given  to  grand  children  by  the 
name  of  David  and  Sybil,  revoked.  To  Elizabeth  Allinson  (daughter 
of  Martha  Allinson),  £100,  at  her  mother's  decease  or  marriage. 
Should  grandson,  David  Wood,  die  before  of  age,  the  £400  be>- 
queathed  him  to  be  divided  between  David  Allinson  and  Elizabeth 
Allinson;  her  mother  to  have  use  of  what  is  given  her  during  her 
life  and  widowhood.  Watch  given  to  David  Allinson,  to  be  given 
David  Cooper;  and  gold  buttons  given  to  David  Cooper  to  be  given 
David  Allinson.  Witnesses — Margery  Mickle  and  Samuel  Mickle. 
Proved  Dec.  10,  1795.  Lib.  3'5,  p.  258. 

1795,  Nov.  19.  Inventory,  £1693.5.9;  made  by  Joseph  Whitall  and 
Phineus  Lord.  File  1931H. 

1795,  Oct.  7.  Cooper,  Hugh,  of  Newton  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  real  and  personal  estate  during  her 
life.  Children,  William,  Abigail,  Mary,  John,  Joseph,  Robert  and 
David  an  equal  division  of  my  estate  after  wife's  decease.  Executors 
— son,  William  Cooper  and  friend  Richard  Cooper.  Witnesses — 
Adam  Chrispen,  Samuel  Brackney  and  James  Sloan.  Proved  Dec.  7, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  260;  File  1932H. 

1793,  Sept.  23.  Cooper,  Jacob,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth  Cooper  and  Philip  Cooper.  Fellowbondsman — Gasper 
Cooper;  all  of  Shrewsbury,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  254. 

1793,  Sept.  25.  Inventory,  £306.4.4  iy4  ;  made  by  Edward  Patterson 
Cook  and  Ezekiel  Johnston.  File  6823-6828M. 

1792,  Oct.  7.  Cooper,  James,  of  Newton  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Priscilla,  household  furniture;  also  6  lots  in  the  town 
of  Camden,  3  acres  of  meadow  adjoining  lands  of  Samuel  Eastlack, 
and  the  house  and  lot  on  my  plantation  where  negro  Jacob  lives;  also 
profits  from  10  sheep  and  £20  annually  from  rent  of  plantation  until 
son,  James,  is  21;  then  to  have  rents  of  real  estate  in  Philadelphia, 
during  her  life.  Mother,  Mary  Cooper,  10  cords  of  wood  yearly. 
Son,  James,  plantation  in  Newton  (where  I  lately  lived),  including 
meadow  purchased  of  Joseph  Hay  and  Cedar  Swamp  adjoining  my 
lot  of  land  in  Camden  Town,  (adjoining  Whitehall  St.,  and  ground 
of  John  Holster),  also  1,000  acres  in  Virginia,  and  my  clock,  watch, 
desk  and  wearing  apparel.  Daughter,  Mary,  (after  decease  of  wife), 
the  5  lots  in  Camden,  and  real  estate  in  Phila. ;  also  residue  of  per- 
sonal and  rents  of  plantation,  when  18.  Should  son  James  die  with- 
out issue  before  21,  his  bequest  to  daughter  Mary;  and  should  daugh- 
ter Mary  die  before  21,  her  bequest  to  son  James.     Should  both  chil- 


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dren  be  dec'd  before  21,  then,  son  James'  bequest  to  nephew,  Daniel 
Cooper,  and  he  to  pay  each  of  his  brothers  and  sisters  (unnamed) 
£100;  the  bequests  to  daughter  Mary,  to  brother,  Joshua  Cooper. 
Negro  woman  Violet,  and  her  daughter,  Isabel,  to  be  set  free.  Negro 
man,  Jack,  to  be  cared  for  during  his  life.  Executors — ^friends,  Jo- 
seph Champion,  of  Waterford,  and  Samuel  Erwin,  of  Newton,  with 
assistance  of  my  brother,  Joseph  Mickle.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Test, 
Elizabeth  Test,  James  Sloan. 

1792,  Oct.  9.  Codicil.  Revoking  appointment  of  Joseph  Champion 
and  Samuel  Erwin  as  executors.  Executor — brother,  Joseph  Mickle. 
Witnesses — Henry  Still,  Robert  Stewart,  James  Sloan.  Proved  Dec. 
14,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  414. 

1792,  Nov.  22.  Inventory,  £114.2.6;  made  by  Samuel  Eastlack 
and  James  Sloan.  File  1806H. 

1793,  Dec.  13.  Cooper,  Joseph,  Jr.,  of  Newton  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas  Redman.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Cooper;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib,  33,  p.  101. 

1793,  Nov.  12.  Inventory,  £947.6.8;  made  by  Jeremiah  Elfreth 
and  James  Sloan.  File  1846H. 

1795,  Oct.  10.  Cooper,  Marmaduke,  of  Newton  Twsp.,  Glou- 
cester Co.,  grazier;  will  of.  Son,  Isaac,  all  lands  in  Greenwich, 
Woolwich  and  Deptford  Twsp.;  he  paying,  when  21,  £50  per  an- 
num apiece,  unto  my  daughters,  Hannah,  Margaret,  Lydia,  Eliza- 
beth and  Ann,  during  their  lives.  Son,  Joseph,  all  lands  in  Newton 
Twsp.  and  '^A  of  pine  land  near  Price's  Mill;  he  paying,  when  21, 
£50  a  year,  unto  each  of  his  5  sisters  during  their  lives.  Sons,  Isaac 
and  Joseph,  beach  and  plantation  at  Eggharbour  and  stone  quarry 
in  Delaware  Co.,  Penna.,  to  be  divided  between  them.  The  5  daugh- 
ters, Hannah,  Margaret,  Lydia,  Elizabeth  and  Ann,  £1500  each,  when 
18.  To  Joseph  Cooper  (son  of  Joshua  Cooper),  £50,  when  21.  Resi- 
due to  be  divided  between  the  2  sons.  Executors — friends  and  rela- 
tions, Thomas  Norton,  Joseph  Bacon,  Samuel  Noble  and  Isaac  Jones 
(son  of  Aquilla  Jones) ;  all  of  Philadelphia,  Penna.  Witnesses — 
Joshua  Cooper,  Elizabeth  Jones  and  P.  Thompson.  Proved  Nov.  2, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  272. 

1795,  Nov.  14.  Inventory,  £6,070.16.0;  made  by  James  Sloan  and 
Joseph  Mickle.  File  1933H. 

1791,  Oct.  11.  Cooper,  Mary,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  widow  of  James 
Cooper;  will  of.  Son,  William,  £100;  also  1  walnut  table  and  6  silver 
tea  spoons.  Son,  John,  £100;  also  one  low  chest  of  drawers  and  6 
silver  tea  spoons.  Daughter,  Esther,  4  acre  lot  adjoining  John 
Tatum's  land;  also,  £200,  6  silver  tea  spoons,  wearing  apparel  and 
remainder  of  furniture.  Son  and  daughter-in-law,  James  and  Re- 
becca, £10.  Executors  to  buy  a  large  Bible  for  Mary,  daughter  of 
Benjamin  Cooper.  My  3  children,  William,  John  and  Esther,  the 
residue.  Executors — son-in-law,  James  Cooper,  and  son,  William 
Cooper.  Witnesses — Amos  Cooper,  Sarah  Cooper,  Sibyl  Cooper. 
Proved  June  20,  1794. 

1794,  Mar.  13.  Inventory,  £1,020.0.8;  made  by  John  Tatum  and 
Phineus  Lord.  Lib.  35,  p.  71;  File  1884H. 

1791,  Dec.  16.     Cooper,  Mary,  Joseph,  Sarah  and  Robert,  Jr.,  of 

Gloucester  Co.     Wards.     Children  of  Robert  Cooper,  of  said  Co., 


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dec'd.  On  petition  of  Samuel  Cooper  that  a  guardian  be  appointed 
for  said  children.  Guardian — William  White.  Fellowbondsman — 
William  Lippincott;  both  of  said  Co.       Lib.  32,  p.  218;  File  1767H. 

1794,  Mar.  12.  Cooper,  Ruben,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Cooper.  Fellowbondsman — Elijah  Snethen;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  158;  File  841N. 

1793,  July  9.  Cooper,  Thomas,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Cooper.  Fellowbondsman — John  Butter- 
worth;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  52;  File  11485C. 

1792,  June  8.  Copland,  Ambrose,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  To 
father,  Coperthwaite  Copland,  £20  yearly.  To  kinswoman,  Margaret 
Laing,  one  feather  bed  and  bedding.  Sister,  Anna  Jacobs,  and  her 
son,  Ambrose  Hankinson,  %of  both  real  and  personal  estate,  (sister 
Anna  to  have  %  of  the  Va  and  her  son  % ) .  Sister,  Hannah  Moore 
(wife  of  John  Moore),  income  of  V3  put  out  at  interest,  during  her 
life;  after  her  decease  the  principal  to  be  divided  among  her  5  chil- 
dren. Half-sisters,  Mary  Farrington  and  Miriam  Copland,  each  % 
of  the  remaining  \^  of  estate;  £150  to  be  deducted  from  Miriam'3 
share  and  put  to  interest  for  the  support  of  my  sister,  Margaret  Cop- 
land, and,  after  her  decease,  to  be  divided  among  the  surviving  here- 
tofore named  legatees.  Mother-in-law,  [step-mother],  Margaret 
Copland,  should  she  survive  my  father,  an  annuity  of  £14  from  the 
share  bequeathed  her  2  children,  Mary  Farrington  and  Miriam  Cop- 
land (Miriam  under  age).  Sister,  Anna  Jacobs  (wife  of  John 
Jacobs),  to  have  as  part  of  her  legacy  the  Pot  House  yard  (valued 
@  £600),  including  kiln  house,  2  stone  clay  houses,  mill  and  shed, 
with  utensils,  and  as  bounded  by  stones  set  in  the  presences  of  John 
Jacobs,  Crowel  Moore,  George  Kelly  and  Joseph  Hampton.  Land 
purchased  of  Benjamin  Shotwell,  Isaac  Shotwell,  John  Marsh,  Sam- 
uel Marsh,  Oliver  Martin  and  salt  meadow  bought  of  John  Morris; 
all  to  be  sold.  Father's  annuity  to  be  paid  from  all  the  legacies. 
Executors — brother  [in-law],  John  Jacobs,  Jesse  Farrington  and 
kinsman,  Elisha  Whitehead.  Witnesses — James  Shotwell,  William 
Haydock,  Nathan  Shotwell. 

1794,  June  10.  Codicil.  The  request  to  cousin,  Margaret  Shoe- 
maker, late  Laing,  revoked,  as  she  is  now  married.  Witnesses — 
Nathan  Shotwell  and  Joseph  Hampton. 

1794,  July  20.  Codicil.  Sister,  Mary  Farrington,  £70  additioraL 
Witnesses — William  Haydock,  Samuel  Marsh,  Nathan  Shotwell. 
Proved  Aug.  2,  1794.  Lib.  34,  p.  499. 

1794,  July  30.  Inventory,  £5,183.17;  made  by  Samuel  Marsh  and 
Isaac  Brokaw.  File  8497-8509L. 

1793,  Mar.  17.  Corlis,  Asher,  Sr.,  of  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Rachel,  £400.  Son,  Asher,  3/5  of  remainder.  Daughter,  Hannah, 
%  part.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Executor — uncle, 
John  Borden,  and  friend,  William  Hartshorne,  (son  of  Robert).  Wit- 
nesses— John  Hartshorne,  Benjamin  Corlis,  John  Hance,  George 
Wooley.    Proved  Nov.  9,  1793.       Lib.  33,  p.  248;  File  6829-6830M. 

1790,  Not.  22.  Corliss,  Benjamin,  of  Lower  Alloway's  Creek 
Twsp.,  Salem  Co. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  remainder  of  movable  estate 
and  */4  of  land,  during  her  widowhood;  at  her  marriage  or  decease, 


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the  same,  to  son,  Jacob.  Son,  Daniel,  £5.  Daughter,  Martillia  Plattt, 
£V5.  Son,  Jacob,  looms,  1  bed  and  1  cow,  and  %  of  lot  of  land.  Ex- 
ecutor— son,  Jacob.  Witnesses — Wadington  Bradway,  Elizabeth 
Bradway  and  Edward  Bradway,     Proved  Nov.  17,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  106;  File  2045L 

1794,  Nov.  22.  Corliss,  Daniel,  of  Lower  Alloways  Creek,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca,  all  real  and  personal  estate  until  son, 
Joseph,  is  of  age.  Son,  Joseph,  all  real  estate  when  of  age.  Should 
wife  die  and  son  die  without  issue,  real  and  personal  estate  to 
brother,  Jacob  Corliss,  and  sister,  Martilla  Platts.  Executor — Abbott 
Sayre.  Witnesses — William  Bradway,  Jr.,  Mary  Bradway,  Sarah 
Stretch.     Proved  Dec.  12,  1794. 

1794,  Dec.  12.  Bond  of  Rebecca  Corliss,  as  Adm'x;  Abbott  Sayi'e 
having  refused  to  act  as  Executor.  Fellowbondsman — William 
Bradway,  Jr.  Lib.  35,  p.  85. 

1794,  Dec.  9.  Inventory,  £438.4.10;  made  by  Jonathan  Hildreth 
and  William  Bradway,  Jr.  File  20441. 

1791,  Feb.  20.  Cornell,  Adrian,  of  Middlesex  Co. ;  will  of .  To  the 
Dutch  Church  of  the  City  of  New  Brunswick,  £10.  Niece,  Jane  Cor- 
nell, (daughter  of  brother  Cornelius  Cornell,  dec'd),  real  and  per- 
sonal estate.  Executors — Cornelius  Cornell  and  Joseph  Cornell, 
(sons  of  brother  Cornelius).  Witnesses — William  Van  Deursen, 
George  Hance,  Anne  Van  Deursen.  Proved  Oct.  17,   1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  222. 

1793,  Oct.  19.  Inventory,  £288.7.;  made  by  William  Van  Deursen, 
John  D.  Stryker,  John  Vannostran.  File  8175-8179L. 

1793,  Sept.  10.  Cornell,  Margaret,  of  Bridgewater  Twsp.,  Som- 
erset Co.;  will  of.  (Young  woman.)  To  younger  sister,  Mary  Cor- 
nell, black  silk  gown,  clocks,  saddle  and  bridle.  3  sisters,  Phebe  Cor- 
nell, Cornele  Bennet  and  Mary  Cornel,  wearing  apparel  and  V2  of 
residue  divided  between  them,  3  brothers,  Abraham,  Gilliam  and 
John  Cornell,  other  V2  of  residue.  Executor — father,  Peter  Dumont, 
and  brother,  Gilliam  Cornell  and  Elbert  Dumont.  Witnesses — Isaac 
Dumont,  Mary  Cornell,  Mary  Teneick  [Ten  Eyck].  Proved  Oct.  14, 
1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  256. 

1793,  Oct.  12.  Inventory,  £422.13.8;  made  by  Gerrit  Probasco 
and  Jacob  Ten  Eyck,  Jr.  File  914R. 

1791,  Apr.  27.  Cornell,  William,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  John,  the  eastern  moiety  and  equal  half  of  my 
original  old  farm,  except  50  acres  of  woodland  adjoining  lands  of 
late  Isaac  Larowe,  to  be  divided  by  a  line  from  Josiah  Hart's  to  Sam- 
uel Howell's,  before  granted  to  my  son  John  as  part  of  his  said 
moiety;  also  V2  of  wood  lot  to  the  eastward  of  Josiah  Hart,  and 
V2  of  my  wearing  apparel.  Son,  Nathaniel,  western  half  of  my  ori- 
ginal old  farm,  the  other  half  of  wood  lot  east  of  Josiah  Hart  and 
V2  of  my  wearing  apparel;  also  2  mares,  1  cow,  6  sheep,  4  hogs,  13 
pigs  and  farming  utensils;  he  to  pay  my  daughter,  Sarah,  £20,  in  4 
years  after  my  decease.  Daughter,  Sarah,  the  residue.  Executors 
— sons,  John  and  Nathaniel  Cornell.  Witnesses — Stephen  Titus,  Na- 
thaniel Hart,  Enoch  Hart.     Proved  May  25,  1791.     Lib.  32,  p.  366. 

1791,  May  23.  Inventory,  £81.6.6,  made  by  John  Van  Cleve  and 
Nathaniel  Hart.  File  1551  J. 


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1785,  June  9.  Cornwell,  John,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Mary,  %  of  movable  estate.  Son,  William,  all  lands.  Son, 
John,  10  shillings.  Remainder  of  movable  estate  to  be  equally  divided 
between  my  son,  Jonathan  Cornwell  and  Hannah  Garrison  and  David 
Cornwell  and  Sarah  Shaw,  Phebe  Joslen  and  Daniel  and  Mary  Bigs, 
William  and  Abigail.  Executors — wife,  Mary  and  son,  Jonathan 
Cornwell.  Wtinesses — Jonathan  Harris,  Jonathan  Gaston  and  Dan 
Bowen.     Proved  June  13,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  101;  File  1074F. 

1791,  Sept.  12.  Corson,  Andrew,  Sr.,  of  Maurice  River  Twsp., 
Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Andrew,  1  cow,  1  ox,  Vz  of  sheep, 
and  V2  of  mill  and  V2  of  lands.  Granddaughter,  Silvis  Drummond, 
1  bed  and  large  iron  pot.  Grandson,  Isaac  Corson  (son  of  son  Isaac), 
£5.  Friend,  Nathan  Newton,  the  other  V2  of  mill,  V2  of  lands  and 
residue;  also  what  has  been  bequeathed  to  son  Andrew,  after  his 
decease;  paying  my  2  granddaughters,  i.e.,  Silvis  Drummond  and 
Hannah  Howard,  each  £8;  my  son,  Abel  Corson  and  daughter,  Han- 
nah Steelman,  each  5  shillings  and  no  more.  Executors — William 
Peterson  and  Nathan  Newton.  Witnesses — Moses  Morgan,  Samuel 
Hammitt  and  Jane  Hammitt.     Proved  Nov.  26,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  470. 

1792,  Dec.  18.  .  Inventory,  £37.18.3;  made  by  John  Erexson 
[Ereckson],  and  Benjamin  Riggins. 

1793,  Feb.  6.  Receipt  from  Jonathan  Steelman  for  £38.17.,  due 
him.     Witness — William  Tice.  File  1026F. 

1791,  Aug.  2.  Corson,  Jeremiah,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Mary  Corson.  Fellowbondsman — John  Goff;  both  of  said  Co.  Wit- 
nesses— Nathaniel  Holmes  and  John  Stancliff.  Lib.  32,  p.  302. 

1791,  May  14.  Inventory,  £21.14.1;  made  by  Moses  Williams  and 
John  Goff.  File  •547E. 

1793,  Mar.  19.  Corson,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rachel,  %  of  real  and  personal  property  during  her  life.  Eldest 
son,  Parmenas,  home  plantation  with  adjoining  land;  also,  planta- 
tion, bought  of  Daniel  Brandreth,  adjoining  lands  of  Jas.  Godfrey, 
Esq.,  and  tract,  bought  of  Clement  Daniels,  adjoining  the  other  on 
the  west;  also  salt  meadow  on  Tide  Pond  near  Bushy  Island,  bought 
of  Jacob  Spicer's  Executors;  also,  salt  meadow  near  mouth  of  Cedar 
Swamp  Creek,  adjoining  meadow  of  James  Godfrey,  Esq.,  a  piece  of 
cedar  swamp,  purchased  from  the  Society,  adjoining  swamp  of  Peter 
Corson  known  by  the  name  of  the  Peach  Orchard  Branch  Swamp; 
also  cedar  swamp,  purchased  from  Sylvanus  Townsend,  Sr.,  in  the 
Peach  Orchard  Swamp;  also  V2  of  cedar  swamp  near  Dennises  Creek, 
purchased  from  John  Stanaland,  adjoining  lands  of  Thomas  Ludlam; 
also  V2  of  cedar  swamp,  purchased  from  Jonathan  Townsend,  ad- 
joining lands  of  James  Godfrey,  Jr.;  also  V2  of  cedar  swamp  held  in 
partnership  with  John  Stites  and  purchased  from  Jonathan  Town- 
send.  Youngest  son,  Joseph,  3  tracts,  whereon  I  now  live,  at  place 
called,  Fast  Landing,  on  southeasterly  side  of  Cedar  Swamp  Creek; 
also  lands  and  swamp  on  nothwesterly  side  of  said  creek,  purchased 
of  John  Nangilder  and  the  Society,  and  piece  of  land  at  the  Saw 
Scraffle,  purchased  by  my  grandfather,  Peter  Corson,  from  the  So- 
ciety, adjoining  lands  of  Peter  Corson,  Jr.;  also,  salt  meadow  be- 
low Hugh  Hathorn's  towards  Cedar  Swamp  Creek,  and  cedar  swamp, 
purchased  from  John  Macky   (known  as  Jones'  Swamp),  and  cedar 


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swamp  purchased  from  John  Corson,  dec'd,  adjoining  swamp  of  Peter 
Corson,  Sr. ;  also  cedar  swamp,  purchased  from  George  Stites  and 
the  Society,  adjoining  swamp  of  Eli  Townsend  and  Elijah  Townsend; 
also  Vz  of  cedar  swamp,  purchased  of  John  Stanaland,  adjoining 
lands  of  Thomas  Ludlam,  and  Vz  of  cedar  swamp,  purchased  from 
Jonathan  Towsend,  and  Vz  of  cedar  swamp  held  in  partnership  with 
John  Stites;  also  all  oxen.  Negro  called,  Bet,  her  freedom  after 
wife's  decease.  Remainder  of  movable  estate  to  be  divided  between 
the  2  sons.  Executors — wife,  Rachel,  and  sons,  Parmenas  and 
Joseph.  Witnesses — Eli  Townsend,  Matthias  Woodruff,  Nicholas 
Willets,  John  Townsend.     Proved  May  7,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  276. 

1793,  Aug.  7.  Inventory,  £324.10.8  Va,  made  by  Eli  Townsend 
and  Daniel  Townsend.  File  585E. 

1793,  Sept.  26.  Cory,  Israel,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah  Cory.    Fellowbondsman— -John  Roil;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  330. 

1794,  Aug.  18.  The  estate  having  been  left  unadministered  by  Sarah 
Cory,  Adm'x  dec'd.  Adm'rs — Daniel  Cory  and  John  Caldwell.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Cornelius  Ludlow;  all  of  Morristown,  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  158. 

1794,  Aug.  12.     Inventory,  £160.2.5;  made  by  Cornelius  Ludlow 

and  Peter  Layton.  File  815N. 

1793,  May  30.  Cory,  Jonathan,  of  Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Wife,  Martha,  a  mare,  riding  chair  and  harness;  beds,  cupboard  and 
looking  glass,  her  choice  of  household  furniture,  and  rooms  of  house 
with  provisions  for  one  year;  also  use  of  ''■A  of  plantation,  while  my 
widow.  Son,  Joseph,  £20;  he  having  had  considerable.  Son,  Samuel, 
£5.  Son,  Benjamin,  a  lot  of  land  purchased  of  Jedidiah  Frost,  part 
of  John  Cory,  and  part  devised  to  me  by  my  uncle,  Benjamin  Cory 
(100  acres  in  all),  bounded  by  own  lands  and  lands  of  Jonathan 
Smith,  John  Miller  and  Aaron  Woodruff;  also  a  strip  of  land  1  chain 
wide  off  of  homestead;  also  a  mare  and  2  colts,  a  saddle  and  bridle; 
also  Va  of  fruits  on  home  plantation,  %  part  of  a  still  and  liberty  to 
live  where  he  now  does,  until  son  Andrew  is  21.  Son,  Andrew,  re- 
mainder of  home  plantation,  the  still  with  utensils  belonging  to  it, 
and  a  horse  and  saddle,  when  21.  Should  son  Andrew  die  before  21 
without  issue;  the  same  to  be  equally  divided  between  sons,  Joseph 
and  Benjamin.  Sons,  Benjamin  and  Andrew  a  salt  meadow,  divided 
between  them;  also,  Benjamin,  use  of  Vs  of  farm  utensils,  son  An- 
drew, use  of  other  %.  Daughter,  Mary  Peirson,  £5;  she  having  had 
a  good  setting  out;  should  she  have  a  child,  said  child,  male  or  fe- 
male, £50.  Daughters,  Nancy  Cory  and  Betsy  Cory,  each  £100,  a 
bed  and  cloth  they  now  have.  Sons,  Joseph  and  Benjamin,  movables 
left  to  wife  after  her  decease  with  remainder  of  residue  divided 
between  them.  Executors — sons,  Joseph  and  Benjamin.  Witnesses 
— Jonathan  Woodruff,  John  Scudder  and  William  Coles.  Proved 
Aug.  5,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  187. 

1793,  July  S.  Inventory,  £568.15.2;  made  by  Thomas  Woodruff 
and  John  Briant.  File  7650-7661G. 

1792,  Feb.  18.  Cory,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Newark  Twsp.,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  William,  10  shillings.  Son,  John,  5  shillings.  Son, 
Joseph,  all  lands;  1  pr.  of  oxen  and  1  horse;  he  paying  unto  son, 
Thomas,  £10,  when  21,  and  to  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Hannah  and 


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Jemiah,  each  £3,  when  they  are  21.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Martha, 
each  40  shillings.  Daughter,  Deziar,  20  shillings.  Residue  to  be 
equally  divided  between  all  surviving  children,  except  Joseph.  Ex- 
ecutors— friends,  Moses  Edwards  and  Thomas  Force,  of  Newark 
Twsp.  Witnesses — John  Meeker,  Bridget  Taylor  and  Benjamin  Lyon. 
Proved  Mar.  6,  1794.  Lib.  36,  p.  490. 

1794,  Mar.  6.  Moses  Edwards  and  Thomas  Force,  being  unwilling 
to  serve  as  Executors.  Adm'r — John  Cory.  Fellowbondsman — 
William  Cory;  both  of  said  Co.  File  8844-8849G. 

1794,  Sept.  19.  Cory,  Luke,  of  the  Twsp.  and  Co.  of  Morris;  will 
of.  Wife  Annar,  beds  and  bedding  and  £30.  Daughters,  Elizabeth 
and  Mary,  the  residue  in  equal  shares,  when  18.  Executors — 
friends,  James  Cory  and  Jonathan  Nicholas.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Wood,  William  Butler  and  Samuel  Ludlow.     Proved  Nov.  14,  179'5. 

Lib.  36,  p.  76. 

1794,  Oct.  31.  Inventory,  £98.9.1;  made  by  Samuel  Denman  and 
Joseph  Wood.  File  874. 

1791,  Nov.  16.  Cottman,  George,  of  Oxford  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co., 
attorney  at  law;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  all  personal  property.  Negro 
man,  Tom,  £10  and  his  freedom.  Sister,  Martha  Hoops,  negro  girl, 
Delia,  and  the  Family  Rolls;  also  home  plantation  and  one  lately 
purchased  at  Sheriff's  sale  now  in  possession  of  Phillip  Terriberry. 
To  step-mother,  Elizabeth  Ann  Cottman,  plantation  now  in  possession 
of  brother,  Warrell  Cottman,  during  her  life;  the  same  after  her 
decease,  to  sister,  Martha  Hoops.  Brother,  Wai'rell,  wearing  ap- 
parel and  use  of  horses  while  mother  continues  on  farm.  Executors 
— brother-in-law,  Robert  Hoops  and  friend,  James  Hyndshaw.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Hauck,  Jr.,  John  Hauck,  Catty  Ball.  Proved  Sept.  29, 
1795.  Lib.  37,  p.  1.  a. 

1795,  Sept.  28.  Renunciation  by  Robert  Hoops  and  James  Hyn- 
shaw,  who  refuse  to  act  as  executors. 

1797,  Sept.  25.  Adm'x — Sarah  S.  Cottman.  Fellowbondsmen 
— Samuel  R.  Stewart  and  William  Helms;  all  of  said  state. 

1794,  Jan.  24.  Inventory,  £491.13.9;  made  by  Thomas  Paul  and 
William  Alexander  Anderson,  File  728S. 

1793,  Sept.  6.  Couch,  Thomas,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  To 
Elizabeth  Read  (daughter  of  Littleton  Read),  %  of  estate.  To 
Samuel  Springer  (son  of  Jeane  Read),  the  other  ^  of  estate.  Re- 
quests that  the  children  be  schooled  out  of  the  estate.  Executor — 
John  Gaff.  Witnesses — John  Gaff,  Jeane  Johnson  and  Isaac  Gil- 
bert.    Proved  Dec.  10,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  100. 

1794,  Dec.  10.  Inventory,  £43.18.;  made  by  Moses  Williams  and 
Samuel  Peterson.  File  603E. 

1791,  May  13.  Courtin,  Ann,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Josiah 
Hornblower.  Fellowbondsman — William  Hornblower;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  511;  File  7200-7201G. 

1791,  Feb.  3.  Covenhoven,  John,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Polhemus,  of  Trenton.  Fellowbondsman — William  Lowrey, 
Esq.,  of  Alexandria  Twsp.,  said  Co.         Lib.  32,  p.  376;  File  1552J. 

1792,  Feb.  1.     Covenhoven,  John,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.; 


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will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  necessary  household  goods,  negro  girl  Betty 
and  £14  a  year  (to  be  paid  by  son  Jacob)  while  widow.  Daughters, 
Nelly  Lane,  Sarah  Smack  and  Caty  Lane,  each  £200,  1  looking  glass 
and  1  cupboard  and  a  negro  boy.  Son,  Jacob,  remainder  and  resi- 
due. Executors — brother-in-law.  Garret  Hendrickson  and  friend. 
Farm  Jacob  Covenhoven.  Witnesses — Simon  Vanausdaul,  Isaac  Van 
Pelt,  Cornelius  Van  Horn,  Jacob  Van  Artsdalen,  John  Schenck,  .Jr., 
Peter  Van  Doren.     Proved  June  8,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  340. 

1792,  June  7.  Inventory,  £472.10.6;  made  by  John  Stillwell  and 
Isaac  Covenhoven.  File  6677'-6684M. 

1792,  Apr.  4.  Covenhoven,  John,  of  Windsor  Twsp.,  Middlesex 
Co. ;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divi- 
ded between — wife,  Rachel,  and  children,  (not  named) ;  the  sons,  2 
shares  apiece  of  said  division,  and  wife  and  daughters,  1  share  each. 
Executors — brother,  William  Covenhoven,  mother,  Mary  Covenhoven, 
and  wife,  Rachel.  Witnesses — William  Tindal,  John  Steward  Brown 
and  Martin  Hoagland.     Proved  Aug.  11,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  246. 

1792,  July  30.  Inventory,  £123.2.6,  made  by  Rutas  Covenhoven 
and  Martin  Hoagland.  File  7997-8000L. 

1791,  Nov,  25.  Covenhoven,  Joseph,  of  Lower  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Helena  Longstreet  (widow),  that 
part  of  plantation  east  of  barn  adjoining  William  A.  Covenhoven's 
and  Michael  Johnston's  line;  also,  V2  of  woodland  purchased  of  the 
estate  of  William  Hankinson,  dec'd;  a  negro  boy  named,  Robin;  a 
mare  and  2  year  old  colt,  my  red  cow  and  colt;  also  Vs  of  grain  in 
ground  and  corn  in  crib  and  choice  of  beds  and  bedding;  she  to  pay 
Vs  of  my  debts.  Son,  John,  rest  and  residue,  he  paying  %  of  debts. 
Executors — daughter,  Helena  Longstreet,  and  son,  John  Covenhoven. 
Witnesses — Benjamin  Covenhoven,  Garrit  Covenhoven,  Benjamin 
Campbell.     Proved  May  29,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  329. 

1792,  May  1.  Inventory,  £325.16.8;  made  by  John  Lloyd  and 
David  Rhea.  File  6685-6692M. 

1792,  July  25.  Covenhoven,  Peter,  of  Monmouth  Co.,  son  of 
Matthias  Covenhoven.  Int.  Adm'r — William  Covenhoven.  Fellow- 
bondsman — John  Smock;  both  of  Middletown,  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  343. 

1792,  July  2.  Inventory,  £76.6.6;  made  by  John  Smock  and  Joseph 
Golden.  File  6693-6696M. 

1792,  Oct.  9.  Covenhoven,  Ruliff,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Rachel  Covenhoven.  Fellowbondsman — Ebenezer 
Kerr;  both  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  345. 

1792,  May  14.  Inventory,  £261.6.6;  made  by  Ebenezer  Kerr  and 
Peter  Johnston.  File  6697-6702M. 

1791,  Nov.  20.  Cowperthwaite,  John,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife  (name  not  given),  2  rooms 
in  house  with  furniture,  one  cow  and  use  of  Vs  of  plantation,  during 
her  life.  Daughter,  Mary  Woodward,  £200.  Daughter,  Charity 
Cowperthwaite,  £250,  one  cow  and  a  bed,  when  18.  Son,  Jonathan, 
residue  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Executors — son,  Jonathan,  and 
son;-in-law,  Benjamin  Woodward.  Witnesses — John  Antram,  Ruben 
Potter,   Gabriel  Allen.     Proved  June   11,   179'5. 


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1795,  July  7.  Inventory,  £456.11.4;  made  by  Stacy  Wright  and 
John  Antram.  Lib.  33,  p.  515;  File  7215-7220M. 

1792,  Nov.  7.  Cox,  Gabriel,  of  Pilesgrove  Twsp.,  Salem  Co.;  will 
of.  Real  and  pei'sonal  estate  to  be  sold,  for  support  of  children;  the 
boys  to  be  put  to  trades.  Oldest  sons,  John  and  William,  each  £50, 
when  21.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  the  4  other  children,  i.e., 
Mary  Cox,  Sarah  Cox,  Edith  Cox  and  Rachel  Cox,  when  they  are  18. 
Executor — friend  David  Paullin.  Witnesses — Samuel  Barker,  Joseph 
Stonebanks.     Proved  Dec.   18,   1793.  Lib.   38,  p.   150. 

1792,  Nov.  26.  Inventory,  £801.6.11;  made  by  Bateman  Lloyd 
and  Jacob  Miller.  File   2001L 

1792,  May  25.  Cox,  Jane,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Son,  Hugh,  a  bed  and  a  heifer.  Daughter-in-law, 
Ann  Cox,  and  Catherine  Stetson,  wearing  apparel,  to  be  divided  be- 
tween them  by  the  discretion  of  Ann  Reeves.  Children,  John,  Hugh, 
Edmund,  Thomas  and  William  Cox,  the  residue  in  equal  shares,  when 
each  is  21.  Executor — friend,  Biddle  Reeves.  Witnesses — Mark 
Reeves,  John  Morgan.     Proved  Oct.   15,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  425. 

1792,  June  20.  Inventory,  £35.8.8;  made  by  Daniel  Gregory  and 
Zephaniah  Brown.  File  1807M. 

1793,  July  24.  Cox,  Joseph,  Jr.,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Joseph  Cox,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  14  years  and  up' 
wards,  makes  choice  of  James  Newell  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — 
James  Newell.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Hart;  both  of  Shrewsbury, 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  256;  File  6831-6834M. 

1793,  Aug.  12.  Cox,  Mary,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
James  Neill.     Fellowbondsman — John  Kerns;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  99;  File  1847H. 

1791,  Mar.  15.  Cox,  Nathaniel,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Mary  Cox  and  Richard  Cox;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Euphamia 
Clayton  and  Thos.  Henderson.  Lib.  32  p.  409. 

1791,  Mar.  3.  Inventory,  £331.5.8,  made  by  Richard  Cox  and 
Edward  Taylor.  File  6471-6476M. 

1789,  Jan.  18.  Cox,  Ruth,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  To  Elizabeth  Ellis  (daughter  of  sister  Susannah),  1  feather 
bed,  2  sheets,  2  blankets  and  coverlid.  To  Sary  Beck  (daughter  of 
sister  Hannah),  1  feather  bed,  2  sheets,  2  blankets  and  coverlid.  2 
houses  and  lots  in  Bordentown,  belonging  to  testatrix  during  her 
widowhood  by  agreement  with  husband,  Thomas  Cox,  before  mar- 
riage, but  which  testatrix  has  purchased  the  sole  right  of  %  ;  same 
to  be  sold  and  remainder  of  proceeds  to  be  divided  between  Lydia 
English,  Susannah  Ellis,  Ezekiel  Ellison  and  Hannah  Beck.  Execu- 
tors— friends,  Ezekiel  Ellison  and  Hannah  Beck.  Witnesses — Edr 
ward  Boulton,  Philip  Bowne  and  Hugh  McFillin.  Proved  May  4, 
1795. 

1795,  April  30.  Renunciation  by  Ezekiel  Ellison.  Witness — 
Thomas  Bowne. 

1795,  May  4.     Renunciation  by  Hannah  Beck. 

1795,  May  4.  Adm'r  (C.  T.  A.) — Joseph  Ellison.  Fellowbonds- 
man— George  Painter.     Witness — James  Pancoast.     Lib.  35,  p.  200. 


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1795,  June  6.  Inventory,  £121.12.11;  made  by  Philip  Bowne  and 
Joseph  Boulton.  File  11589C. 

1794,  Sept.  20.  Cox,  Ruth,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r— -Joseph  Ellison.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Smith,  Sr. ;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  479. 

1794,  Sept.  27.  Inventory,  £29.19.7;  made  by  Philip  Bowne  and 
Joseph  Boulton.  File  11532C. 

1794,  Mar.  17.  Cox,  Thomas,  Sr.,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  2  cows,  one  horse,  with  privileges 
of  house  while  widow;  also  £200  (to  be  paid  by  son  Thomas)  and 
£200  (to  be  paid  by  son  William).  Son,  Thomas,  50  acres,  in  addi- 
tion to  the  100  acres  for  which  I  have  given  him  a  deed  (40  acres 
thereof  adjoining  to  the  100  acres).  Son,  William,  50  acres  adjoin- 
ing 100  acres  already  given  him  by  deed  (running  to  Assanpink  Brook 
to  the  southward  of  William  Ely's  land).  Son,  Richard,  tract  of  land 
beginning  at  the  road  that  goes  up  to  William  Coxe's,  etc.,  thence 
to  William  Limming's;  also  the  schoolhouse  meadow  up  Chestnut 
brook  to  land  of  brother,  Richard  Cox,  thence  to  land  of  son,  Wil- 
liam Cox  and  northwardly  to  Assanpink  Brook;  he  paying  £4  per 
acre,  100  acres  excepted.  Son,  Joshua,  remainder  of  lands  and  house 
(wife  and  unmarried  daughters  having  the  privilege  of  living  in 
house),  he  paying  £4  per  acre  for  land  exceeding  100  acres.  Re- 
mainder of  movables  to  be  sold  and  the  proceeds,  with  money  paid 
by  sons,  Richard  and  Joshua,  to  be  equally  divided  among  my  8 
daughters,  i.e.,  Rebecca  Mount,  Elizabeth  Dey  and  Margaret,  Sarah, 
Ann,  Mary,  Ruth  and  Ashsah  Cox  (deducting  £30  from  Rebecca's 
share  and  £134  from  Elizabeth  Dey's  share).  Executors — sons, 
Richard  and  Joshua.  Witnesses — Edward  Taylor,  James  Guisbert- 
son,  Richard  Cox.     Proved  May  21,   1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  412. 

1794,  May  19.  Inventory,  £549.5.1 1^^  ;  made  by  William  Ely  and 
Edward  Taylor.  File  702'5r7030M. 

1793,  May  13.  Coyle,  Thomas,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Hannah,  profits  of  whole  estate,  while  widow.  Son,  David,  my 
now  dwelling  house  and  V2  of  tanyard.  Son,  Thomas,  my  part  of  a 
certain  dwelling  house,  still  house,  lands  and  stills  in  Hanover  ad- 
joining land  of  John  Genung  and  Daniel  Burnet  and  now  in  partner- 
ship with  the  Honorable  Jonathan  Dayton,  of  Elizabethtown;  also 
the  other  V2  part  of  tanyard.  Daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Mary,  each 
£200,  when  18  or  when  they  marry.  Tract  of  land  in  the  great 
swamp  in  Morris  Co.,  purchased  in  company  with  John  Dixon,  to  be 
sold.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  the  4  children,  when  of  age. 
Executors — wife,  Hannah  (while  widow;  should  she  marry,  friend 
John  Blanchard,  to  be  sole  executor).  Witnesses — Stephen  Halsey, 
Jonathan  Nicholas  and  Benjamin  Cook.     Proved  Feb.  9,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  83. 

i793,  Sept.  3.  Inventory,  £1391.6.11;  made  by  Ephraim  Sayre 
and  Jonathan  Nicholas.  File  875N. 

1799,  Aug.  8.  Hannah  Coyle,  widow  and  executrix  of  Thomas 
Coyle,  dec'd,  having  married  again  and  John  Blanchard,  the  execu- 
tor named  to  succeed  her,  having  renounced  and  refused  to  under- 
take the  execution  of  said  will.  Adm'r — Benjamin  Thompson.  Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Ephraim  Sayer  and  Jonathan  Thompson;  all  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  38,  p.  485. 


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1799,  Aug.  27.  Inventory,  £623.12.0;  made  by  Jonathan  Bruen 
and  Ephraim  Sayre.  File  1003N. 

1794,  Sept.  8.  Cozens,  Samuel,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Archibald  Moffett,  Sr.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Maskell;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  80. 

1794,  Sept.  11.  Inventory,  £699.0.11;  made  by  John  Haines  and 
John  West.  File  1886H. 

1793,  Aug.  7.  Craig,  John,  Sr.,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Jane,  negro  wench,  Sook,  and  her  son,  Jacob;  also,  2 
horses,  4  cov/s,  household  furniture  with  use  of  half  of  house;  also, 
£25  annually  and  provisions,  paid  and  supplied  by  son,  William,  dur- 
ing her  widowhood.  Eldest  son,  William,  home  plantation;  also, 
clock  and  2  negroes,  Abraham  and  David,  and  5  acres  of  meadow, 
adjoining  David  Craig's,  bought  of  brother  William  Craig;  he  pay- 
ing my  eldest  daughter,  Anna  Loyd,  £400,  and  to  my  youngest 
daughter,  Mary  Drummond,  £200.  Son,  James,  plantation  in  Mid- 
dletown  on  which  James  Loyd  now  lives,  on  Shrewsbury  River  and 
adjoining  lands  of  Andrew  Winter  and  John  Jefferson;  also  negro 
man,  Benjamin.  Son,  John,  plantation  (purchased  of  William,  John 
and  James  Davison)  adjoining  land  of  James  Read,  John  Covenhoven 
and  farm  formerly  of  William  Huggers,  together  with  a  lot  of  v/ood- 
land;  also  2  negroes,  Isaac  and  Harry,  and  1  horse;  he  paying  daugh- 
ter, Mary  Drummond,  £200,  and  my  grandson,  Archabald  Craig,  £25. 
and  to  my  youngest  son,  Lewis,  £80  for  his  education.  Thomas  Lit- 
tle, Stephen  Vanbrokle  and  Charles  Gordon,  to  make  the  division  of 
residue  of  personal  between  the  3  sons,  William,  James  and  John. 
Son,  Lewis,  residue  of  lands  at  Toponemus  bought  of  brother  Wil- 
liam Craig,  and  remainder  of  lands  given  by  father,  Archabald  Craig, 
on  road  from  Freehold  Meeting  to  Toponemus  Bridge;  also,  negro 
named,  Ephraim,  and  1  horse;  said  lands  to  be  occupied  by  son,  Wil- 
liam, until  son,  Lewis,  is  21,  in  consideration  of  which  son,  William, 
is  to  pay  son,  Lewis,  £80,  for  purpose  of  his  education  at  Princeton 
College;  also  to  furnish  him  a  saddle  and  bridle.  If  demand  is  made 
for  mortgage  executed  by  William  Davison  to  the  Ex'or  of  Andrew 
Davidson,  of  Somerset  Co. ;  it  is  to  be  paid  off  by  sons,  William  and 
John.  Grandson,  Peter  Drummond,  £20,  when  12,  (paid  by  son 
William).  Should  son,  Lewis,  die  before  21,  without  issue,  grandson, 
Archabald  Lloyd,  £100  out  of  said  son's  estate;  son,  John  Vs  of  the 
remainder;  son,  William,  %  and  residue.  Should  son,  William,  die 
without  issue,  his  estate  to  son,  John.  Should  son,  James,  or  son. 
John,  die  without  issue,  their  estates  to  be  divided  as  law  directs  for 
one  intestate.  Grandson,  Archabald  Loyd,  10  acres  on  which  Christo- 
pher Doughty  now  lives.  Son,  James,  20  acres  of  salt  meadow  on 
the  Bay  shore  binding  on  Mrs.  Applegate  and  purchased  of  Henry 
Johns;  also  3  acres  of  woodland  north  end  of  20  acre  lot.  Thomas 
Little,  Esq.,  Stephen  Vanbrokle  and  Charles  Gordon  to  handle  and 
settle  any  dispute  in  regards  to  estate.  Grandson,  Peter  Drummond, 
£100  from  estate  of  son  Lewis  should  said  son  die  before  21.  Sons, 
William  and  John,  each  ^^  of  debts  and  residue.  Executors — son, 
William,  and  friend,  Stephen  Vanbrokle.  Witnesses — Joseph  Sutfin, 
John  Sutphen,  David  Sutfin.     Proved  Oct.  19,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  235. 

1793,  Oct.  31.  Inventory,  £1,571.6.5;  made  by  David  Gordon. 
Joseph  Bowne,  John  P.  Covenhoven.  File  6835-6852M. 


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1794,  Mar.  14.  Crane,  Aaron,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  David 
Crane,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of 
his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Moses  Tichenor.  Guardian 
— Moses  Tichenor.     Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Ailing;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  396;  File  7904-7907G. 

1791,  Feb.  8.  Crane,  Benjamin,  Jr.,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Lydia,  £60  and  moveables  she  brought  with  her.  To 
father-in-law,  Abiah  Canfield,  £40.  To  Phebe  Crane  (daughter  of 
my  brother  IDavid  Crane,  dec'd),  £50;  and  to  her  sister,  Elizabeth 
Crane,  £50.  Land  over  the  mountains  and  rest  of  moveables  to  be 
sold.  Brother,  Isaac  Crane,  £25.  Residue  to  be  equally  divided  be- 
tween my  brothers  and  sisters  [not  named],  but  if  wife  prove  preg- 
nant, the  child  is  to  have  whole  of  estate.  Executors — wife,  Lydia, 
Abiah  Canfield  and  John  Johnson.  Witnesses — Aaron  Ogden,  Jasper 
Tenbrook  and  Sarah  Allen. 

1791,  Mar.  13.  Codicil.  Father-in-law,  Obiah  Canfield,  all  my 
rights  or  share  of  profits  due  me  in  the  butchering  and  tanning  busi- 
ness. Witnesses — Aaron  Ogden  and  David  Banks.  Proved  Mar.  28, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  502. 

1791,  Mar.  28.  Inventory,  £50.4.3;  made  by  Aaron  Ogden  and 
Jasper  Tenbrook.  File  7202-7209G. 

1777,  Nov.  22.  Crane,  Caleb,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  yeoman;  will 
of.  Wife,  Phebe,  all  plate,  choice  of  household  goods  to  furnish 
room  in  house  and  ^/4  share  of  residue.  Grandson,  Caleb,  a  certain 
tract  of  land  by  the  Burying  Ground;  the  same  to  son,  John  should 
he  died  before  21.  Daughter,  Sarah  Crane,  £100,  and  i/4  of  residue 
of  personal.  Daughters,  Hannah  Harrison  and  Phebe  Williams,  each 
^/4  of  residue.  Son,  John,  house,  barn  and  remainder  of  lands; 
should  he  die  before  of  age  and  without  issue,  the  same,  to  grand- 
son, Caleb  Crane.  Executors — son,  John,  and  2  sons-in-law,  Ben- 
jamin Williams  and  Simeon  Harrison.  Witnesses — Isaac  Meyer, 
Zebulon  Jones  and  Jedidiah  Chapman.     Proved  Aug.  13,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  185;  File  7662-7665G. 

1794,  Feb.  25.  Crane,  David,  Sr.,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
"Wife,  Abigail,  one  cow,  household  furniture  and  every  thing  she 
brought  with  her;  also  use  of  southwest  room  and  £35  yearly  while 
widow.  Sons,  Stephen  and  Jedidiah,  10  acres  of  swamp  near  Orange 
by  lands  of  John  Crane  (as  tenants  in  common).  Son,  Jedidiah, 
piece  of  land  in  the  Great  Neck,  bounded  by  land  of  Elihu  Brewin, 
Jonathan  Sayre  and  John  Gilford;  also  a  piece  of  salt  meadow  at 
Plum's  Point.  Son,  Joseph,  piece  of  land  near  Orange,  bounded  by 
land  of  Phinehas  Crane  and  Daniel  Mathis;  also  another  piece  (same 
place,  formerly  belonging  to  my  brother,  Jedidiah  Crane),  by  land 
of  Samuel  Ward  and  land  over  the  Great  Swamp  north  by  Elias  Bald- 
win's land;  also  (with  son  Aaron  to  be  divided  between  them),  land 
and  salt  meadow  in  the  Great  Neck,  bounded  north  by  Elias  Bald- 
win's land.  Son,  Aaron,  land  in  Newark  by  land  of  John  Ailing, 
Benjamin  Coe  and  Mr.  Harriot;  also  lot  of  land  in  the  Great  Neck, 
by  land  of  Caleb  Brewin,  John  Morris  and  John  Baldwin;  and  an- 
other lot  by  land  of  Elias  Baldwin,  James  Crane,  Phinehas  Bald- 
win and  John  Baldwin;  and  another  lot  in  the  Great  Neck  by  land 
of  James  Crane,  Elias  Baldwin,  Caleb  Wheeler  and  John  Morris. 
Sons,  Stephen  and  David,  salt  meadow  on  Wheeler's  Creek,  by  land 
of  David  Hays,  Mr.  Canfield,  Abner  Ward,  Eliot  Ward,  Caleb  Park- 
hurst,  John  Johnson  and  Mr.  Ball's  salt  meadow.     Son,  David,  piece 


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of  salt  meadow  at  Tompkin's  Point;  also  lot  of  land  in  the  Great 
Neck,  formerly  belonging  to  John  Crane  and  purchased  at  Sheriff's 
vendue  for  £60.  Daughter,  Phebe  Davis,  use  of  £140,  to  be  paid 
yearly.  Sons,  Stephen,  David,  Jedidiah,  Joseph  and  Aaron,  remain- 
der of  land  and  residue.  Executors — friend,  Isaac  Ailing,  and  sons, 
Stephen,  David  and  Jedidiah.  (Friends,  Isaac  Ailing  and  Nathaniel 
Beach,  to  divide  the  woodland  between  the  sons).  Witnesses — 
Abiathar  Dodd,  Isaac  Ailing,  Moses  Tichenor.  Proved  Mar.  14,  1794. 
1794,  Mar,  14.  Inventory,  £234.18.6;  made  by  Timothy  Andress 
and  Moses  N.  Combs.  Lib.  33,  p.  376;  File  7908-7917G. 

1787,  Dec.  16.  Crane,  Ezekiel,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Daughter,  Johanna  Plum,  £15.  Granddaughters  (not  named,  daugh- 
ters of  dec'd  son,  Joseph),  £5  to  be  divided  between  them.  To  chil- 
dren of  dec'd  daughter,  Rachel  Lyon,  £5.  To  children  of  dec'd 
daughter,  Phebe  Ball,  £5.  To  children  of  dec'd  daughter,  Sarah 
Crane,  £5.  Grandson,  Aaron  Crane,  %  of  salt  meadow  in  Elizabeth 
bought  of  Benjamin  Pierson,  dec'd  (deed  dated  Nov.  20,  1762).  Son, 
Elias  Crane,  residue  and  remainder.  Executors — son,  Elias,  and 
cousin,  Israel  Crane.  Witnesses — Joseph  Lyon,  Nathan  Foster, 
Joseph  Clizbe.     Proved  May  31,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  365;  File  7918-7921G. 
1791,  Aug.  10.  Crane,  Jemima,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Obadiah  Crane,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian  Matthias  Cazier,  of 
Vermont.     Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Sayre,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  '512;  File  7210-7219G. 

1791,  Aug.  10.  Crane,  Joel,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Obadiah 
Crane,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — John  W.  Crane,  of  said  Co. 
Bond  for  £300.  [Extract  from  minutes  of  Orphans'  Court  held  by 
special  session  at  Newark;  Judges — John  Peck,  Wm.  P.  Smith,  Josiah 
Hornblower]. 

1805,  Oct.  14.  Petition  of  Joel  Crane,  late  of  Essex  Co.,  but  now 
of  Conn.,  states,  that  his  appointed  Guardian  and  brother,  John  W. 
Crane,  sold  some  woodland  in  Essex  Co.,  for  which  he  has  made  no 
accounting.  The  said  Petitioner  has  been  out  of  said  wardship  for 
5  years,  and  his  brother  and  former  Guardian  is  now  in  New  York 
State;  so  asks  that  his  bond  be  forfieted. 

1805,  Oct.  19.  Rec'd  an  account,  and  the  bond  attended  to.  Signed, 
Hooper  Gumming.  Lib.  32,  p.  512;  File  7214-7219G. 

1792,  Feb.  7.  Crane,  John  Austin,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Elihu  Crane,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Moses  N. 
Combs,  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah  Lindsley;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  19;  File  7460-7463G. 

1792,  Apr.  7.  Crane,  Joshua,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Assa  Crane.  Fellowbondsman — ^Jesse  Crane;  both  of  Han- 
over, said  Co.   Witnesses — Samuel  O'Gregory,  Jabez  Campfield. 

Lib.  34,  p.  116;  File  786N. 

1791,  Aug.  16.  Crane,  Moses,  of  Morris  Co. ;  will  of .  Wife,  Cath- 
arine, use  and  benefit  of  %  of  house  and  land,  while  widow.  Son, 
Stephen,  4  acres  on  north  end  of  plantation  with  buildings  on  west 
side  of  highway.  Son,  Josiah,  remainder  of  land  on  west  side  of 
highway,  together  with  lot  purchased  of  Benjamin  Smith  with  build- 
ings.    Son,  Jonas,  land  on  east  side  of  highway.     Daughter,  Rachel 


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Burnet,  £30  (to  be  paid  by  sons  Josiah  and  Jonas,  when  they  are 
21);  should  said  daughter  die,  the  £30  to  be  divided  between  her  3 
daughters,  Susannah,  Phebe  and  Sally  Burnet.  Daughters,  Phebe 
and  Elizabeth  Crane,  each  £30.  Son,  Amos,  £30.  Sons,  Daniel  P. 
Crane  and  Ezekiel  Crane,  each  5  shillings,  when  21.  Executors — 
friends,  Hiram  Smith  and  Phineas  Farrand.  Witnesses — Silas  Howell, 
John  Norris  and  Isaac  Howell.     Proved  Feb.  18,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  94. 

1795,  Feb.  16.     Inventory,  £138.12.6;  made  by  Isaac  Beach  and 

Benjamin  Smith.  File  876N. 

1794,  Mar.  12.  Crane,  Stephen,  of  Newark  Twsp,,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rhoda,  3  cows,  one  horse,  room  in  house  and  her 
thirds,  while  widow;  also  £100  (to  be  paid  by  sons  Benjamin  and 
Jeremiah)  for  the  support  of  poor  son,  Bradford.  Son,  Azariah,  6 
acres  off  farm,  20  acres  over  the  mountain  adjoining  that  he  already 
possesses,  and  1%  acres  of  salt  meadow  at  Wheeler  Point.  Sons, 
Benjamin  and  Jeremiah,  remainder  of  home  place  and  remainder 
of  land  over  the  mountain,  to  be  divided  between  them;  Benjamin, 
also  one  acre  of  salt  meadow,  and  Jeremiah,  also,  the  rest  of  salt 
meadow  at  Wheeler  Point,  a  piece  of  land  in  the  Great  Piece  (so 
called)  and  all  farming  utensils.  Davighters,  Katurah  and  Sarah, 
an  out-setting;  also  £18  each.  Daughters,  Abigail  (wife  of  Caleb 
Martin),  Martha  (wife  of  Dr.  Bone),  and  Rhoda  (wife  of  Linsey 
Baldwin),  each  £20.  Daughter,  Lois  (wife  of  Justus  Burnet,  £18. 
(Sons  Benjamin  and  Jeremiah  to  pay  daughters.)  Executors — 
friend,  John  Dod,  and  son-in-law,  Justus  Burnet.  Witnesses — Jedi- 
diah  Chapman,  Aaron  Crane,  Thomas  Crane.      Proved  Nov.  8,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  387. 

1794,  Apr.  5.  Inventory,  £84.11.6;  made  by  Silas  Baldwin  and 
Aaron  Crane. 

1794,  Nov.  4.  John  Dod,  Jr.  and  Justus  Burnet  declined  to  act 
as  Executors.  Adm'r — Benjamin  Crane.  Fellowbondsman — Aaron 
Crane;  both  of  said   Co.  File   7932-7937G. 

1794,  Dec.  24.  Crawford,  William,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — John  Crawford,  Robert  White,  Timothy  Murphy 
and  Thomas  Morford.  Fellowbondsmen — Capt.  William  Covenhoven 
and  Benjamin  White;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  423. 

1794,  Dec.  22-23.  Inventory,  £309.17.8;  made  by  Joseph  Colder 
and  Capt.  William  Covenhoven.  File  7031-7036M. 

1793,  Mar.  23.  Creeger,  Philip,  of  Lebanon,  Hunterdon  Co,  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Hunt,  of  Lebanon.  Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Dun- 
ham, of  Trenton,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  313;  File  1627 J. 

1795,  April  24.  Crease,  David,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Patience  Cresse.  Fellowbondsman — Humphrey  Stites;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  189. 

1795,  April  21.  Inventory,  £521.19.7;  made  by  Philip  Cresse  and 
Humphrey  Stites.  File  619E. 

1791,  Oct.  4.  Cressey,  William,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Susan 
Browne  (the  widow  of  William  Cressey).  Fellowbondsman — 
Abraham  Cadmus;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  509. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  99 

1792,  Mar.  24.  Inventory,  £108.8.2,  made  by  William  King  and 
John  Speer,  Jr.  File  7220-7221G,  7464-7465G. 

1792,  Oct.  12.  Crispin,  Mary,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Aaron  Smith.   Fellowbondsman — Geo.  Woolston;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  405;  File  11434C. 

1793,  July  29.  Crispin,  Patience,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Home  plantation  inherited  from  father,  Caleb  Haines. 
Son,  Caleb,  northerly  part  of  plantation,  (lot  No.  1,60a.),  running 
to  John  and  Job  Smith's  line  near  south  side  of  Pensaukin  Creek; 
he  paying  my  daughter,  Elizabeth  Lippincott,  £20.  Son,  Able, 
lot  No.  2,  (60  a.)  per  map  of  division.  Son,  William,  house,  where 
I  now  live,  and  lot  No.  3  ('58a.);  also  my  clock;  he  paying  my 
daughters,  Sarah  Eldridge  and  Hannah  Lippincott,  each  £20.  Son, 
Joshua,  lot  No.  4  (60a.).  Son,  Seth,  lot  (13a.)  fronting  on  the  Great 
Road;  also  one  acre  of  woodland  in  lot  No.  1.  Son,  Benjamin,  lot 
(15a.)  next  to  Seth's;  also  one  acre  of  woodland  in  lot  No.  1,  and 
£20.  Movable  estate,  equally  divided  between  all  of  the  children. 
Executors — sons,  Caleb  and  William.  Witnesses — Thos.  Hollinshead, 
Samuel  Evans,  Josiah  Foster.  Proved  Aug.  13,  1793.    Lib.  33,  p.  42. 

1792,  Dec.  31.  Map  of  division  of  plantation,  made  by  Josiah 
Foster. 

1793,  Aug.  5.  Inventory,  £77.17.6;  made  by  William  Venicomb 
and  Thos.  Hollinshead.  File  11486C. 

1793,  Mar.  15.  Crispin,  Rachel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jonathan  Crispin.  Fellowbondsman — Rehoboam  Braddock;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  49. 

1793,  Mar.  19.  Inventory,  £101.18.7%;  made  by  Joseph  Wilcox 
and  Ephraim  Stratton.  File  11487C. 

1793,  Jan.  7.  Crispin,  Silas,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Caleb  Crispin  and  William  Crispin.  Fellowbondsman 
— William  Haines;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  49. 

1792,  Dec.  31.  Renunciation  by  Patience  Crispin,  the  widow,  re- 
comending  her  sons,  Caleb  and  William,  as  Adm'rs. 

1793,  Jan.  9.  Inventory,  £452.9.9;  made  by  Thomas  Hollinshead 
and  William  Venicomb.  File  11488C. 

1792,  Aug.  14.  Crist,  Bontis,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Eliakim 
Littell.    Fellowbondsman — John  Littell,  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  55;  File  7466-7467G. 

1790,  Oct.  26.  Croft,  William,  of  Roxbury  Twsp.,  Morris  Co. 
(advanced  in  age) ;  will  of.  Wife,  Catharine,  residue  of  personal 
property  and  her  support  on  plantation.  Granddaughter,  Catharine 
Hazen  (daughter  of  John  Sharp  and  my  late  daughter  Catharine, 
his  wife),  home  plantation  of  214%  acres;  she  to  provide  for 
testator's  wife  and  to  pay  other  bequests.  Grandson,  William  Sham, 
£10.  Granddaughters,  Anna  Freeman  and  Christinia  Sharp,  each  £5. 
Grandson,  David  Sharp,  £5.  Executors — Frederick  Pickle,  of  Hunter- 
don Co.  (brother  of  wife  Catharine)  and  Zibe  Hazen,  of  Roxbury 
(husband  of  granddaughter  Catharine).  Witnesses — Wm.  Helms, 
Jacob  Hazen  and  Daniel  Stuart.    Proved  Nov.  13,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  74. 


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1795,  Oct.  30.  Inventory,  £87.16.9;  made  by  Wm.  Little  and  Wm. 
Helms.  File  877N. 

1791,  Apr.  27.  Croshaw,  Isaiah,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Ann  Croshaw  and  Isaac  Budd.  Fellowbondsmen — 
William  Fox  and  Joseph  Budd;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  185. 

1791,  Apr.  27  Inventory,  £306.1.9;  made  by  Levi  Budd  and 
Joseph   Budd.  File    11375C. 

1794,  Jan.  3.  Crossnaan,  Robert,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  all  personal  and  use  of  real  estate  until  son, 
Uzziel,  is  21.  Sons,  William  and  Uzziel  the  real  estate  to  be  divided 
between  them  when  Uzziel  is  21.  Executors — brother-in-law,  John 
Roll  and  friend,  Dr.  Daniel  Sutfin.  Witnesses — Nathaniel  Budd, 
James  Roll,  David  Vreland.     Proved  Feb.  21,  1794. 

Lib.    33,   p.    360. 

1794,  Feb.  17.  Inventory,  £537.15.7;  made  by  Isaac  Roll  and 
Nathaniel  Budd.  File  7930-7931G,  9414-9415G. 

1795,  Mar.  18.  Crothers,  James,  of  South  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  profits  of  lands  for  bringing  up  daughter  Nancy. 
Daughter,  Nancy,  all  lands  when  21.  Should  daughter  Nancy  die 
before  of  age;  nephew,  James  Barr  (son  of  sister  Nancy),  Vs  of 
real  and  personal  property,  and  nephew,  James  Crothers,  (son  of 
brother  Rensen  Crothers),  %,  and  to  Easter  Crothers  (daughter  of 
the  widow  Isabell  Hankinson),  the  other  Vs  part.  Executors — 
friends,  David  Chambers  and  George  McAroy.  Witnesses — John  Van 
Kirk,  John  Ervin  and  Margaret  Ervin.    Proved  Sept.  5,  1795. 

Lib.   35,  p.   191. 

1795,   Aug.    20.     Inventory.     £240.6;   made   by   David    Chambers, 

George  McAroy,  William  Reid  and  John  Ervin.       File  8561-8570L. 

1793,  Mar.  13,  Crowell,  Humphrey,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Josiah  Crowell  of  said  Co.  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Richard 
Shaw.  Guardian — Richard  Shaw,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob 
Richardson,  yeoman;  both  of  said  Co.       Lib.  33,  p.  280;  File  594E. 

1790,  Mar.  29.  Crowell,  John,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Deborah,  her  third  or  lawful  dower;  she  is  pregnant  and  if 
child  be  a  son  he  is  to  have  an  equal  share  with  other  2  sons,  and 
if  a  daughter,  she  is  to  have  Vs  of  legacy  left  to  daughters.  Oldest 
son,  William,  pair  of  silver  shoe  buckles,  best  suit  of  clothing  and 
^A  of  remainder  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Second  son,  Jeduthon, 
a  silver  stock  buckle  and  %  part.  Third  son,  Frazy,  a  silver  broach 
and  'hi  part.  Eldest,  daughter,  Elizabeth,  clothing  her  mother  left 
at  her  decease,  a  bed,  cupboard,  looking  glass  and  a  gold  ring. 
Daughter,  Sarah,  one  gold  ring,  and  she  is  to  be  brought  up  by  my 
sister,  Sarah  Hagerman.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  %  and  daughter, 
Sarah,  %  of  the  remaining  i/i  part  of  real  and  personal.  Estate  to 
be  sold.  Executors — friends  and  brother,  Gilbert  Allen  and  Philip 
Lindsly.  Witnesses — Moses  Allen,  Thomas  Miller,  Mary  Caster. 
Proved  Jan.  25,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  15. 

1790,  Apr.  5.  Inventory,  £149,14.7;  made  by  Seth  Crowell  and 
Moses  Allen.  File  764N. 

1776,  Dec.  25.  Cubbarley,  John,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington 


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Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £250,  best  bed  and  furniture,  choice  of 
horses,  2  cows,  6  pewter  plates,  1  pewter  platter,  1  set  of  china 
cups  and  saucers,  6  silver  tea  spoons,  2  tea  pots,  1  silver  cream 
pot  and  1  china  bowl;  also  pasture  for  horse  and  cows  and  her 
residence  in  house  while  widow.  To  3  sons,  James,  William  and 
John,  home  plantation  with  2  tracts  of  land  adjoining  in  Windsor 
Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co.,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them,  when  of 
age  (son  John  to  have  the  homestead  part).  Son,  David,  house  and 
lot  bought  of  Nathaniel  Adams;  also  £200.  To  3  daughters.  Patience, 
Exercise  and  Mary,  £50  each,  when  18.  Sons,  James,  David  and 
William,  to  have  profits  of  estate  to  maintain  and  school  younger 
childi'en  until  of  age.  Residue  of  estate  to  be  divided  between  the 
4  sons;  and  negro  man  to  be  set  free,  if  he  pays  £3  yearly  to  ex- 
ecutors. Executors — sons,  James  and  David.  Witnesses — James 
Yard,  Jonathan  Rulon,  Susannah  Rulon.    Proved  Dec.  7,   1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  212;  File  11590C. 
1791,  Feb,  12.  Currie,  Robert,  of  Greenwich,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Jane,  profits  of  all  lands  while  my  widow,  and  all 
movable  estate.  Son,  James,  100  acres  of  plantation  fronting 
Montus  Creek.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Jane,  an  equal  division  of  the 
remainder  of  lands;  they  to  pay  my  2  daughters,  Isabel  and  Ann, 
each  £23;  when  they  come  in  possession.  Daughters,  Margaret, 
Martha  and  Sarah  Curry,  £70;  to  be  put  to  interest  until  they  are 
18.  Executor — friend,  William  White.  Witnesses — John  Stetser, 
John  Sparks,  Nathan  Middleton.   Proved  Mar.  21,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  437. 

1791,  Mar.  4.  Inventory,  £421.7.11 1/^,  made  by  Samuel  Mickle 
and  David  Brown.  File  1808H. 

1794,  Aug.  30.  Curry,  Thomas,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Cor- 
nelius Garrabrants,  Jr.  Fellowbondsmen — John  Van  Horn  and  John 
Marsalis;  all  of  Bergen  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  393;  File  1738-1739G. 

1792,  Sept.  26.  Curtis,  Jokn,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Curtis.   Fellowbondsman — Joel  Taylor;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  403. 

1792,  Sept.  25.  Inventory,  £775.10.4%  ;  made  by  Joseph  Pancoast 
and  Joseph  Satterthwaite.  File  11435C. 

1794,  Mar.  10.  Curtis,  Thomas,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Alice  Curtis,  Thomas  Curtis  and  Asa  Curtis.  Fel- 
lowbondsmen— Caleb  Shreve  and  Joel  Gibbs;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  479. 

1794,  Mar.  13.  Inventory,  £1025. 5.2  V^;  made  by  Caleb  Shreve 
and  Benjamin  Shreve.  File   11543C. 

1795,  Jan.  27.  Curts,  Henry,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Curts.    Fellowbondsmen — Job  Brown  and  Thomas  Scott. 

Lib.  35,  p.  301;  File  1930H. 
1791,  Apr.  23.    Dalbo,  Gabriel,  of  Gloucester  Co.    Int.    Adm'r — 
James  Stratton.     Fellowbondsman — Elisha  Clark;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  214;  File  1768H. 

1793,  Oct.  5.  Dalglish,  David,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Jane 
Dalglish.   Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Holloway;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33.  p.  330. 

1793,  Sept.  24.     Inventory,  £173.19.6;  made  by  David  Fairchild 

and  David  Day.  File  817N. 


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1791,  Feb.    25.     Dalglish,    Joseph,    of    Hanover,    Morris    Co.     Int. 
Adm'r — Caleb  Tuttle.    Fellowbondsman — John  Dalglish;  both  of  said 

Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  29. 

1791,   Feb.    22.     Inventory,    £28.05.6,   made   by   Aaron   Twitchell 

and  John   Dalglish.  File   765N. 

1792,  Apr.  18.  Daniels,  Jonathan,  of  Hardyston,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  Daniels,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Frederick  Sack- 
rnan,  of  Newtown,  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  168. 

1792,  Apr.  17.  Inventory,  £38.17.3,  made  by  .James  Reapatlee(?) 
and  Charles  McConnel.  File  524S. 

1791,  Jan.  31.  Danser,  John,  of  Windsor  Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Mary  Danser.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Brown; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  466. 

1791,  Jan.  19.  Inventory,  £262.5.6,  made  by  Robert  Willson  and 
George  Hulit.  File  7759-7764L. 

1795,  Dec.  15.  Darbe,  Doctor  John,  Jr.,  of  Mori'is  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Joseph  Hull  and  Joseph  Hill.  Fellowbondsmen — Ebenezer  Coe 
and  Phinehas  Fitz  Randolph,  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  97. 

1795,  Dec.   15.    Renunciation  by  Phebe  Darbe,  the  widow. 

1795,  Dec.  11.  Inventory,  £277.6.7;  made  by  Ebenezer  Coe,  Esq. 
and    Henry   Moore.  File    878N. 

1795,  April  27.  Dare,  Hannah,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Real  and  personal  property  to  be  sold;  proceeds  for  support 
of  3  daughters,  Nancy,  Hannah  and  Sarah  Dare,  and  to  be  divided 
between  them  when  18.  Daughters  to  be  kept  at  school  for  one 
year  and  then  bound  to  a  trade.  Executors — Ebenezer  Lummis  and 
Benjamin  Davis.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Garrison,  Othniel  Davis  and 
Charles  Garrison.   Proved  Nov.  4,  1795.     Lib.  36,  p.  102;  File  1075F. 

1784,  Mar.  24.  Darling,  Caleb,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  to  sell  house  and  remainder  of 
land.  Daughter,  Ann  Darling,  5  acres  adjoining  Andrew  McCallam's 
and  14  rods  on  George  McFarland's  line.  Son,  William,  2%  acres 
adjoining  his  sister's  after  his  mother's  decease.  Executrix — wife, 
Abigail.  Witnesses — Nathaniel  Thomson,  Geo.  McFarland,  Charles 
Melanson.    Proved  Sept.   3,   1793.  Lib.   38,  p.  389. 

1789,  June  20,  Inventory,  £120.11.3;  made  by  William  Bilderback 
and  Allen  Congleton,  Jr.  File  2085Q. 

1795,  May  8.  Darnel,  Lewis,  of  Little  Eggharbour  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Son,  John,  remainder  of  lands.  Grandsons,  Edmond 
and  Edward  (sons  of  son,  Isaiah,  dec'd),  65  acres  of  land  south  of 
house  their  father  died  in,  when  21;  should  they  die  before  becoming 
of  age,  the  same,  to  son  John,  and  if  he  should  likewise  die  before 
becoming  of  age,  lands  are  to  be  divided  between  the  children  of 
daughter,  Hester  Mathis.  To  daughter,  Hester  Mathis,  3  surveys 
of  maple,  gum  and  cedar  swamps.  Executors — son,  John  and  Jo- 
nathan Smith.  Witnesses — Caleb  Crammer  and  William  Weatherby. 
Proved  June  1,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  231. 

1795,  June  1.  Inventory,  £383.13.11;  made  by  William  Weatherbv 
and  Jeremiah  Willet.  File  11591C. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  103 

1792,  Aug.  28.  Davenport,  Jacob,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Cornelius  Davenport  and  John  Davenport.  Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Weever;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.   145 

1792,  Aug.  14.  Inventory,  £122.17.4,  made  by  William  Weever 
and  Leonard  Davenport.  File  788N. 

1790,  Mar.  1.  Davis,  Abiel,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
To  Anna  Freeman  (daughter  of  Hannah  Quick),  £15.  To  Susanna 
Silverthorn,  £15.  To  Mary  Bucite,  youngest  daughter  of  Hannah 
Quick,  £15.  To  Samuel  Green  (son  of  Wm.  Green),  £30.  To  James 
B.  Green,  2nd,  £30.  To  Anna  Green,  (daughter  of  Wm.  Green), 
£20.  To  Elizabeth  Green  (wife  of  Wm.  Green),  £15.  To  Rebecca 
Girton,  £3.  To  William  Green  (son  of  Richard),  the  residue.  Ex- 
ecutors— Wm.  Green  (son  of  Rich'd  Green)  and  Daniel  Scudder. 
Witnesses — Richard  Green,  William  Green.    Proved  May  25,  1791. 

Lib.  32^  p.  365. 

1791,  May  24.  Inventory,  £186.11,0,  made  by  Daniel  Clarke  and 
Amos  Scudder.  File  1553J. 

1794,  Sept.  27.  Davis,  John,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Abraham 
Joraleman,  James  Jacobus  and  Sarah  Davis.  Fellowbondsman — Syl- 
vanus  Davis;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  394. 

1794,  Oct.  6.  Inventory,  £67.2.3;  made  by  Isaac  Dod  and  Simeon 
Baldwin.  File  7940-7943G. 

1792,  Feb.  7.  Davis,  Sarah,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Daughters,  Sarah  Burden  and  Rebecca  Test,  each 
£2'5.  Daughter,  Rachel  Davis,  £25  and  feather  bed.  Daughter 
Elizabeth  Corn's  3  children,  i.e.,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Elizabeth,  £25 
divided  between  them.  Daughter  Hannah  Gallifer's  2  children, 
Thomas  and  Sarah,  £25,  divided  between  them.  Sons,  Gabriel  and 
James,  each  £12.  Daughters,  Sarah  Burden,  Rebecca  Test  and 
granddaughter,  Sarah  Gallifer,  household  furniture.  Executors — 
sons,  Gabriel  and  James.  Witnesses — Samuel  Ladd,  George  Ward. 
Proved  Mar.  15,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  74. 

1794,  Mar.  3.  Inventory,  £230.16.10;  made  by  Samuel  Ladd  and 
George  Ward.  File   1887H. 

1795,  Apr.  4.  Davis,  Thomas,  Jr.,  of  the  Eastern  Precinct,  Somer- 
set Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William  Davis,  of  the  Western  Precinct,  said  Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Parent  Johnson,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Witnesses — 
Paul  Ammerman  and  Albert  Ammerman.  Lib.  33.  p.   539. 

1794,  Dec.  10.  Inventory,  £130.2.6;  made  by  Barent  Johnson  and 
Nicholas  Johnson.  File  972R. 

1789,  May  29.  Davis,  William,  of  Piles  Grove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rebekah,  residue  of  personal  property,  and  profits  of  real 
estate  dui'ing  her  widowhood.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Davis,  one  cow 
and  calf,  one  saddle  and  bridle,  one  bed  and  £15,  when  21.  Son, 
Thomas,  50  acres  on  south  side  of  road  adjoining  lands  of  Abraham 
Wilson,  Isaac  Eldridge  and  Isaac  Barber.  Son,  Francis,  59  acres, 
including  house  where  I  now  live,  adjoining  lands  of  Abraham  Wilson 
and  Joseph  Pimm,  and  2  acres  adjoining  land  of  John  Duel.  Son, 
Abraham,  54  acres  on  north  side  of  road  adjoining  lands  of  Shull 
and  John  Duel,  and  6  acres  on  south  side  of  road  adjoining  land 


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of    Able    Silvers.     Executrix — wife,    Rebecca.     Witnesses — William 
Wallace,  Abraham  Wilson,  Amos  Peterson.   Proved  Oct.  12,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  112. 

1793.    Oct.  10.    Inventory,  £194.18.91/^;  made  by  George  Colson 

and  William  Wallace.  File  2083Q. 

1791,  Mar.  21.  Davison,  James  and  Robert,  of  Middlesex  Co. 
Wards.  Said  wards,  sons  of  John  Davison,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.,  make 
choice  of  Daniel  Lott  as  their  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Robinson;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  467;  File  7831r7834L. 

1793,  Oct.  16.  Davison,  James,  Sr.  of  Oxford  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Robert  Davison,  Archibald  Davison  and  James  Davi- 
son, Jr.   Fellowbondsman — Peter  Young;  all  of  said  place  and  Co. 

Lib.  33.  p.  341. 

1793,  Nov.  21.  Inventory,  £593.10.%;  made  by  Peter  Young  and 
Benjamin  Vanette.  File  553S. 

1790,  Oct.  16.  Davison,  John,  Sr.,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  Vs  of  profits  of  real  estate  and  %  of 
dwelling  house,  while  my  widow.  The  other  %  profits  of  real  estate 
for  support  of  son,  John,  and  daughter,  Mary,  until  Mary  is  16,  when 
movable  estate  is  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Mary,  £100,  when  18. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth  Moore,  %  of  the  things  my  first  wife  fetched 
me;  also  interest  of  £100,  during  her  life  provided  she  makes  no 
other  demands;  after  her  decease  the  £100  to  be  divided  between 
her  2  daughters,  Polly  and  Sarah.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Bur- 
rowes,  the  other  Vs  of  first  wife's  things  and  £50,  when  movable 
estate  is  sold.  Son,  John,  all  real  estate,  when  21;  should  he  die 
before  21  without  issue,  children  of  daughter  Elizabeth  Moore,  %, 
daughter,  Mary,  %,  and  granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Burrowes,  %. 
Should  daughter,  Mary,  die  without  issue,  her  legacy  to  be  divided 
between,  wife,  Mary,  and  son,  John.  Executors — ^wife,  Mary,  and 
friends,  Joseph  Moore  and  Henry  Baker.  Witnesses — Nielle  McGill, 
Cornelius  Hoff,  Charles  Hoff.   Proved  Oct.  10,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  284. 

1793,  Sept.  10.  Inventory,  £286.1.0;  made  by  Ishi  Vancleave  and 
Henry  Titus,  Jr.  File  1628J. 

1793,  Mar.  30.  Day,  Stephen,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert 
Gould.    Fellowbondsman — Timothy  Gould;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  215;  File  7666-7669G. 

1793,  Oct.  4.  Dayton,  Jonathan  I.,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co., 
physician;  will  of.  To  Sarah  Johnes  (a  single  woman  in  my  employ), 
$'50.  Daughter,  Phebe,  lot  of  land  and  Tanyard  adjoining  the  town 
creek;  also,  land  on  south  side  of  road  purchased  from  Connot  and 
Williams,  the  house  where  she  now  lives  and  lot  between  my  2 
houses,  with  barn  and  barnyard  (per  survey  made  by  Ephraim  Het- 
field,  beginning  at  main  road,  southeast  corner  of  land  occupied  by 
Isaac  Mann  belonging  to  John  Smith,  son  of  Job  Smith,  dec'd,  (along 
line  of  land  of  Jacob  Vredenburgh) ;  also  %  of  residue.  Daughter, 
Cornelia,  house  I  live  in  with  old  barn  and  barnyard  and  remainder 
of  lot  between  the  2  house;  also,  parcel  of  land  purchased  from  Mr. 
Rickets  on  road  to  Crane's  Ferry,  land  purchased  of  Ephraim  and  '  ^ 
Phebe  Hetfield  in  Rahway,  and  the  other  %  of  real  and  personal.  .,//,, 
Elias  B.  Dayton  to  be  guardian  of  daughter,  Cornelia  (under  age)."^"^"^' 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  105 

Executors — Aaron  Ogden,  Esq.,  and  Elias  B.  Dayton.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Dayton,  Abraham  Morrell,  John  Egbert.  Proved  Nov.  4, 
1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  388. 

1794,  Nov.  15.  Inventory,  £535.3.11,  and  £1,396.13.9  in  bonds 
and  notes;  made  by  William  Woodruff  and  David  Woodruff. 

File   7944-7958G. 

1791,  Jan.  IS.  Deacon,  James,  George,  Jr.,  and  Ann,  of  Burlington 
Co.  Wards.  Children  of  George  Deacon,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said 
wards  having  real  and  personal  estate  make  choice  of  their  mother, 
Susannah  Deacon,  as  their  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Zachariah 
Antram;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  186;  File  11376C. 

1794,  Mar.  17.  Deal,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Elias 
Deal.   Fellowbondsman — George  Daniels;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  82;  File  1888H. 

1791,  Jan.  28.  Dean,  Stephen,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Anne,  privilege  of  house  with  choice  of  furniture  and  room 
and  Va  of  plantation  during  her  life.  Son,  John,  plantation  whereon 
I  now  live.  Daughter,  Phebe  (wife  of  Benjamin  Hendrickson),  £20. 
Daughter,  Mary  (wife  of  John  Hart),  £20.  Son,  John,  residue  of 
personal  and  real  estate.  Executors — son,  John  and  son-in-law,  John 
Hart.  Witnesses — Ezekiel  Howell,  Asher  Howell  and  Chas.  Axford. 
Proved  Feb.  8,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  310. 

1791,  Feb.  7.  Inventory,  £286.7.0;  made  by  Nath'l  Furman  and 
Joshua  Reed.  File  1554J. 

[The  original  Dean  plantation  of  about  200  acres,  is  now  that  part 
of  the  City  of  Trenton  as  in  line  from  Delaware  River  extended  up 
Lenape  Ave.,  through  Cadwalader  Park  along  line  of  Whittlesly  Ave. 
to  near  Parkway  Ave.  (or  Scotch  Road),  then  west  to  a  point;  then 
south  following  line  through  New  Jersey  State  Home  for  Girls  to 
western  boundary  of  Cadwalader  Park  and  along  line  west  of  West- 
field  Ave.,  to  the  Delaware  River.  This  tract  thus  takes  in  most  of 
grounds  of  the  New  Jersey  State  Home  for  Girls,  one  half  of  Cad- 
walader Park  and  the  residential  section  between  the  canal  and  the 
river.  The  original  stone  mansion  standing  on  Edgewood  Ave.,  (now 
(1935)  occupied  by  the  Florence  Crittendon  Mission  and  Home  for 
Women)  is  one  of  the  oldest  stone  houses  in  Trenton. — Compiler.] 

1795,  Jan.  14.  Debow,  Jeames,  of  Windsor  Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Priscilla,  negro  girl,  Nel;  choice  of  beds  and  furniture, 
chest  of  drawers,  one  silver  table  spoon  and  a  looking  glass,  1  horse 
and  provisions  to  be  supplied  by  sons  John  and  Thomas,  who  are 
to  pay  her  £14  per  year.  Sons,  John  and  Thomas,  residue  of  estate, 
divided  between  them.  Daughters,  Hannah  Stout  and  Mary  De  Wit, 
each  £50.  Son,  Robert,  £200,  when  21.  Executors — friend,  Robert 
Montgomery  and  son,  John  Debow.  Witnesses — Wessel  T.  Stout, 
Robert  Parent,  Daniel  Leigh. 

1795,  June  19.  Codicil.  Sons,  John  and  Thomas,  to  pay  additional 
sums  of  £25  to  each  of  their  sisters  and  £50  to  their  brother,  Robert, 
after  their  mother's  decease.  Witnesses — Wessel  T.  Stout,  Daniel 
Leigh,  Elizabeth  Debowe.    Proved  Sept.  2,  1795.         Lib.  35,  p.  192. 

1795,  Sept.  1.  Inventory,  £755.9.7;  made  by  Daniel  Leigh  and 
Wessel  T.  Stout.  File  8571-8578L. 

1793,  July  24.     deCIuffny,  Anne  Rence  Duverger  de  Maupertius, 


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of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co.,  widow  of  Marc  Antoine  de  Clugny, 
dec'd,  late  Governor  of  the  Island  of  Guadeloupe  and  it's  depen- 
dencies; will  of.  Only  child  and  daughter,  Eraiilie,  all  real  and 
personal  in  North  America.  Executor  and  Guardian — kinsman,  Jean 
Gabriel  Prevost  Touchimber,  of  Elizabeth.  Vvitnesses — Charles  de 
St.  Ours,  Marc  De  La  Bretesche  and  Joseph  Lewis  Ch's.  D'Anter- 
roches.  Proved  July  26,  1793.  (Will  is  indexed  as  "Duverger 
Clugny.")  Lib.   33,  p.   190;  File  7670-7673G. 

1787,  Nov.  7.  DeCou,  [De  Cow],  Isaac,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  real  and  personal  estate  and  sole  Executrix. 
Vv'itnesses — William  Tindall,  Aaron  Dunham  and  Richard  Throck- 
morton.   Proved  July  21,   1795.  Lib.  36,  p.   147. 

1795,  July  24.  Inventory — stock  of  leather  in  tanyard,  £637.7.10, 
estimated  by  John  Potts  and  Robert  McNeely;  other  personal, 
£347.10.3;  made  by  Aaron  D.  Woodruff  and  Aaron  Dunham. 

1795,  Aug.  5.  Citation.  That  Rachel  De  Cou,  executrix,  render 
an  account  of  the  estate  of  David  Pinkerton,  dec'd.  of  which  Isaac 
De  Cou  and  Mary  Pinkerton,  both  dec'd,  where  made  executors;  on 
plaint  of  David  Pinkerton,  Jr.    Samuel  Leake,  Attorney. 

1800,  July  7.  Account  by  Rachel  De  Cou,  Executrix,  showing  total 
funds  handled,  £2690.16.8.  File   1705J. 

1790,  Dec.  19.  Decow,  Isaac,  Sr.,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington, 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  residue  of  personal  estate;  she  to  have 
profits  of  plantation  during  widowhood,  and  to  divide  plantation  as 
willed  to  children  10  yeai's  after  my  decease.  Son,  Isaac,  30  acres, 
to  be  laid  off  on  east  side  of  plantation  in  line  of  Eber  Decou.  Son, 
Nathan,  20  acres,  southwest  corner  of  plantation  at  corner  of 
Thomas  Curts's  to  line  of  land  my  father  purchased  of  John  Thomp- 
son. Remainder  of  plantation  to  be  equally  divided  between  son.s, 
Daniel  and  Samuel;  Daniel  to  have  the  dwelling  home;  Samuel,  the 
wagon  house.  Daughter,  Ashsah  Decou,  £6,  to  be  paid  by  Daniel 
when  she  is  21.  Daughter,  Sarah  Decou,  £6,  to  be  paid  by  Samuel 
when  she  is  21.  Son,  Stacy,  land  purchased  of  Abner  Page  and 
Daniel  Henery  adjoining  William  Satterthwaite,  Thomas  Curtis  and 
others.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  sons,  Daniel  and  Samuel  Decou. 
Witnesses — William  Satterthwaite,  Joseph  Satterthwaite,  John 
Black.     Proved  Jan.  24,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  125. 

1791,  Jan.  24.  Inventory,  £700.19,  made  by  W^illiam  Satterthwaite 
and  Joseph  Pancoast.  File  11377C. 

1787,  Jan.  2.  De  Gov/,  Joseph,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Isaac  De  Cou  and  John  Satterthwaite.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Taylor;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  29,  p.  77. 

1787,  Jan.  2.  Renunciation  by  Ashsah  De  Cou,  the  widow  of  said 
Joseph. 

1791,  Mar.  2.  (Estate  left  unadministered  by  Isaac  De  Cou.) 
Adm'x — Ashsah  De  Cou.  Fellowbondsman — Stacy  Taylor;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.   32,  p.   183. 

1787,  Jan,  4.  Inventory,  £797.0.7;  made  by  Cleayton  Newbold  and 
Joseph  Pancoast.  File  11167C. 

1794,  Apr.  4.  De  Hart,  John,  Sr.,  of  Elizabeth  Town,  Essex  Co.; 
will   of.     Wife,   Sarah,   my   dwelling  house,   with  land   westward  to 


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land  formerly  belonging  to  John  Joline,  dec'd,  to  garden  of  son, 
John;  thence  to  land  of  John  Chetwood;  also  an  annuity  of  £140 
yearly.  To  Mrs.  Mary  Hunt  (late  Mary  Dagworthy),  an  annuity  of 
£41.10.3,  yearly  arising  from  the  estate  of  Captain  Ely  Dagworthy, 
dec'd.  Remainder  of  real  and  personal  to  be  sold  and  trust  set  up 
to  pay  the  above  annuities.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  my  8 
children,  i.e.,  John,  Jacob,  Matthias  Dagworthy,  Stephen  Richard, 
Sarah,  Abigail,  Jane  and  Louisa  Esther  Flint;  book  accounts  deduct- 
able  from  each  child's  share.  Said  8  children  to  have  an  equal 
division  of  trust  funds  and  estate  after  decease  of  v/^ife  and  the 
decease  of  Mary  Hunt.  Executors — sons,  John,  Jacob  and  Matthias 
Dagworthy  De  Hart.  Witnesses — Peter  Masker,  John  Chetwood  and 
Aaron  Ogden.    Proved  June  26,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  490. 

1795,  July  20.  Inventory,  $33,848.84,  including  book  accounts, 
notes  and  bonds,  and  other  personal;  made  by  Richard  Gray  and 
Benjamin  Williams.  File  81 98-82 19G. 

1793,  Sept.  2.  Delamater,  John,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Lydia  Delamater.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Ozman;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.   169;  File  2291B. 

1795,  July  9.  DeLong,  Rachel,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Gamaliel  Tuthill.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Hull;  both  of 
said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  133. 

1795,  Aug.  24.  Inventory,  £24.12.6;  made  by  William  Armstrong 
and  William  Luse.  File  62 6S. 

1788,  Oct.  6.  DeLotbiniere,  Louis  Francis  Chartier,  [place  of  re- 
sidence not  stated],  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Deborah,  £75, 
and  all  real  and  personal  estate.  [Testator  states,  'he  was  born  at 
Quebec  in  Canada,  Dec.  13,  1716;  annointed  Priest,  Oct.  28,  1741, 
at  same  place;  and  [is]  a  Chaplain  of  the  United  States;  also  that 
his  wife,  Deborah,  is  a  daughter  of  Mr.  Myer,  wholesale  and  retail 
merchant  at  New  York.']  Executrix — wife,  Deborah  de  Lotbiniere. 
Witnesses — William  Smith,  Geo.  Mitchell  and  John  Gebbie,  Proved 
May  21,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  178;  File  11378C. 

1784,  July  12.  Demarest,  David,  of  Hackensack  Precinct,  Bergen 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Maria,  personal  estate  while  widow.  Eldest  son, 
Johnnes,  20  shillings.  Son,  Benjamin,  15  acres  off  northwest  corner 
of  lot  of  land  at  Schralenburgh  near  the  church,  including  the  grist 
mill;  he  paying  £15.  Sons,  Johnnes,  Abraham,  Jacob,  David  and 
Petrus,  remainder  of  real  estate  (each  %.  part) ;  they  paying  for 
same.  Daughters,  i.e.,  Elizabeth  (wife  of  Cornelius  Van  Zaan), 
Jannetje,  Leah  (wife  of  Jacobus  Quackenbos)  and  Maria,  each  £20. 
Daughters,  Jannetje  and  Maria,  an  out-set  when  they  marry.  Residue 
of  personal  to  be  divided  between  all  the  children  after  decease  or 
marriage  of  wife.  Executors — wife,  Maria,  and  sons,  Johnnes,  Ben- 
jamin and  Abraham.  Witnesses — John  T.  Demarest,  Annatje  De- 
marest.   Proved  Nov.  19.  1795.  Lib.  33  p.  351. 

1795,  June  24.  Inventory,  £5.8.6;  made  by  William  Westervelt 
and  John  Quakenbush.  File  2504B.-2509B. 

1794,  Jan.  27.  Demarest,  Gashe  and  David  of  Bergen  Co.  Wards. 
Children  of  Benjamin  Demarest,  dec'd,  of  said  Co.   Said  wards  being 


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out  of  the  Wardship  of  their  Guardian  in  Soccage,  make  choice  of 
John  Joseph  Blauvelt.  Guardian — John  Joseph  Blauvelt,  of  Orange 
Co.,  N.  Y.     Fellowbondsman — Roelof  Demarest,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  70;  File  2379B. 

1793,  Apr.  20.    Demorest,  Samuel  C,  of  Bergen  Co.    Int.    Adm'r 

— John   G.  Ackerman.     Fellowbondsman — Ludowich  Bush;  both   of 

said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  169. 

1793,  Apr.  20.  Inventory,  £77.14.9;  made  by  Abraham  Westervelt 
and  Casparus  Westervelt.  File  238'5B.-2387B. 

1792,  Mar.  10.  Demott,  V/yna,  of  Readingtown,  Hunterdon  Co., 
widow  of  Michael  Demott,  dec'd;  will  of.  Daughter,  Stinety  Decker 
(wife  of  Peter  Decker),  wearing  apparel,  provisions,  rest  of  furni- 
ture, one  cow  and  Vz  of  money.  Granddaughter,  Catherine  Demott, 
Va  of  money  and  sundry  furniture.  Grandsons,  William  and  Jacob 
Auton,  V3  of  money  to  be  divided  between  them.  Executor — Derick 
Demott.  Witnesses — Peter  Schamp,  Peter  Jennings,  Cornelius  T. 
Tunison.    Proved  May  6,  1794.  -  Lib.  35,  p.  115. 

1794,  Feb.  27,  Inventory,  £180.17.1;  made  by  Peter  Schamp  and 
Simon  Wyckoff.  File   1668J. 

1793,  May  6.  Denise,  Garret  and  Margaret,  of  Monmouth  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  Denise  Denise,  of  said  Co.;  having  been  left  a 
personal  legacy  by  a  dec'd  relative;  make  choice  of  their  father 
Denise  Denise  as  their  Guardian.  Guardian — Denise  Denise,  of  Free- 
hold, said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  256;  File  6853-6856M. 

1792,   Oct.    16.    Denise,   William,   John,    Sidney   and   Catherine,    of 

Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  V/ards.  Children  of  Denise  Denise,  of 
said  place.  Guardian — Denise  Denise — the  father;  appointed  to  look 
after  estate  left  said  children  by  Jane  Schenck,  dec'd. 

Lib.  34,  p.  346;  File  6703-6706M. 

1788,  May  20.  Denman,  Isaac,  of  Township  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Asse,  horse  and  side  saddle,  2  cows,  6  sheep,  2  beds 
and  furniture;  use  of  one  room  in  house  and  her  living  off  the  place 
while  my  widow.  Daughter,  Prussia  Grain,  £60,  to  be  paid  after  son, 
Elias,  is  of  age.  Son,  Elias,  51%  acres  whereon  I  now  live,  given  me 
by  my  father,  Thomas  Denman  and  which  he  bought  of  John  Cleaves 
Symms;  also  remainder  of  real  and  personal.  Should  son,  Elias,  die 
before  21,  %  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  brothers,  Thomas 
and  Stephen,  and  my  sister's  son,  Moses  Day;  Vs  to  be  equally  di- 
vided between  my  brothers,  John  and  Jacob.  Executors — brother, 
Stephen  Denman,  and  friend,  David  Morehouse.  Witnesses — James 
Morehouse,  Isaac  Swaime,  Benjamin  Lyon.     Proved  Nov.  12,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  500. 

1791,  Nov.  7.  Inventory,  £199.10.5,  made  by  Ezra  Baldwin  and 
Abraham  Reuch.  File  7222-7225G.;  7312-7315G. 

1790,  Mar.  16.  Denman,  Thomas,  Sr.,  of  Newark  Twsp.,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  John,  90  acres  whereon  he  now  lives  in  Spring- 
field; also  piece  of  salt  meadow  (4  acres)  in  Elizabeth  Town  Great 
Meadows.  Son,  Isaac,  land  whereon  he  now  lives;  he  to  pay  £10,  2 
years  after  my  decease.  Son,  Jacob,  land  whereon  he  now  lives, 
and  a  lot  joining  Samuel  Muchmore  and  William  Muchmore;  he  to 
pay  £10,  in  2  years.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Stephen,  home  farm  and 
tract  with   new   house;   also   all   livestock,   divided   between   them. 


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Daughters,  Catherine  Whitehead,  Elizabeth  Gould  and  Mary  Gould, 
each  £15.  Moses  Day,  certificate  for  $80,  Granddaughter,  Mary 
Mulford,  £15.  Grandson,  Daniel  Denman,  2  sheep.  Youngest  sons, 
Thomas  and  Stephen,  residue  of  personal  property;  they  paying  any 
over  plus  to  grandson,  Moses  Day,  when  21.  Executor — son,  John 
and  friend,  Samuel  Tylor.  Witnesses — Samuel  Beatty,  William 
Muchmore,  Joseph  Gardiner.   Proved  Apr.  4,  1793.       Lib.  33,  p.  170. 

1790,  May  15.  Inventory,  £197.3.4;  made  by  Walter  Smith  and 
David  Morehouse.  File  7674-7681G. 

1795,  Feb.  4.  Dennis,  Philip,  of  Greenwich,  Cumberland  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Hannah,  an  equal  share  of  movable  estate  with  my  4 
daughters;  also  use  of  plantation  until  youngest  daughter,  Sarah 
Dennis,  is  18.  To  daughter-in-law,  Deborah  Newbold,  £15.  To 
Samuel  Gregory,  £10,  when  21;  provided  he  continues  with  my 
widow  until  of  age.  Sons,  Edward,  John  and  Philip  and  daughters, 
Mary  Dennis,  Hannah  Rulon,  Rachel  and  Sarah  Dennis,  a  division  of 
land  after  daughter  Sarah  is  18;  the  sons  to  have  Vs  more  than  the 
daughters.  Executors — wife,  Hannah,  and  brother-in-law,  Thomas 
Daniel.  Witnesses — Michael  McConnell,  Thomas  Sheppard  and 
Richard    Wood,    Jr.     Proved    June    18,    1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  109;  File  1076F. 

1794,  Apr.  17.  Dennis,  Samuel,  of  the  Western  Precinct,  Somer- 
set Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Margaret  Dennis.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Baird;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  33.  p.  447. 

1794,  Apr.  21.  Inventory,  £56.6.11;  made  by  John  Baird  and 
John  Salter.  File  93  6R. 

1795,  Jan.  13.  Dennis,  Samuel,  of  Gloucester  Twsp.  and  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah  Dennis.  Fellowbondsman — Abel  Clement;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  300. 

1795,  Jan.  7.  Inventory,  £235.7.2^;  made  by  Abel  Clement  and 
Barzillai  Hugg.  File  1934H. 

1792,  June  23.  Denniston,  John,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Halsey,  Jr.   Fellowbondsman — Caleb  Potter;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  51;  File  7468-7469G. 
1786,  Sept.  11,  de  Piu  [Depue],  Daniel,  of  Wallpack  Twsp.,  i^us- 
sex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  management  of  real  and  personal 
property  during  her  life.  Son,  John,  all  real  estate  and  movables 
after  wife's  decease.  Son,  Moses,  £150;  £80  of  which  he  has  already 
received.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  and  son,  John.  Witnesses — 
Abraham  Decker,  Garret  van  Campen,  Robert  Lockerly.  Proved 
Mar.  25,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  338. 

1793,  Mar.  19.  Inventory,  £197.15.;  made  by  Daniel  Decker  and 
Robert  Lockerly.  File  554S. 

1791,  Jan.  29.  Deremer,  Abraham,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Huntei'don 
Co.;  will  of.  Land  between  John  Barber's  and  John  Covenhoven's 
land  to  be  partioned,  per  survey  by  John  Lowry,  Oct.  9,  1790.  Son- 
in-law,  Samuel  Corle,  and  Catharine,  his  wife,  lands  on  east  side  of 
said  partition,  during  their  life;  then  to  grandson,  Benjamin  Corle; 
he  to  pay  his  sister,  Nancy  Corle,  £200.  Son-in-law,  John  Willson, 
and  Jane,  his  wife,  land  on  west  side  of  said  partition,  during  their 
life;  then  to  grandson,  Abraham  Deremer  Willson;  he  to  divide  £200 


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between  his  sisters,  Mary,  Jane,  Leah,  Elizabeth  and  Sarah  Willson, 
and  other  children  that  may  be  born.  Son-in-law,  Samuel  Corle  and 
John  Willson,  each  £500,  including  bonds  held  against  them.  To 
Abraham  Deremer,  (son  of  nephew,  Derrick  Deremer),  £25.  Grand- 
son, Benjamin  Corle,  and  granddaughter,  Nancy  Corle,  £100  each. 
Remainder  and  residue  to  be  equally  divided  between  all  the  grand- 
children living  and  those  whom  may  hereinafter  be  born.  Executors 
— sons-in-law,  Samuel  Corle  and  John  Willson.  Witnesses — John 
Covenhoven,  Nathaniel  Willson  and  Jacob  Dennis.  Proved  Jan.  6, 
1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  189. 

1792,  Jan.  13.  Inventory,  £2, 150.17.6, •  made  by  John  Lambert 
and  Jonathan  Pidcock. 

1807,  May  6.     Account  by  both  Executors.  File  1606J. 

1795,  Dec.  9.  Derry,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Nathaniel  Whitaker.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Prudden;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  541. 

1806,  Apr.  11.  Inventory  (consists  of  a  legacy  of  £50  by  will  of 
Samuel  Brown,  dec'd) ;  made  by  Daniel  Doty  and  Jonathan  Ogden. 

File  973R. 

1792,  Nov.  9.  Dewidt  [DeWitt],  Luke,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold  within 
1  year  and  proceeds  divided  into  6  equal  parts.  Wife,  Angeltie,  1/6 
part.  Son,  John,  1/6,  after  deducting  £100  advanced  him.  Daughter, 
Margaret  Dey  and  son-in-law,  John  Dey,  1/6,  after  deducting  £23. 
Daughter,  Mary  Danser  and  son-in-law,  Daniel  Danser,  1/6,  after  de- 
ducting £175.10.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Dewidt,  1/6.  Daughter,  Nancy 
Dewidt,  1/6,  when  21,  with  interest  of  £15  yearly  until  of  age.  Ex- 
ecutors— neighbor,  James  Bruere,  and  Arthur  Lefferson.  Witnesses 
— William  English,  Samuel  Imlay  and  Caleb  Loyd.  Proved  Nov.  22, 
1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  336. 

1792,  Nov.  27.  Inventory,  £1,497.0.8;  made  by  Robert  Kirby  and 
Jacob  Vanderbilt.  File  6857-6862M. 

1795,  Jan.  3.  Dey,  John,  James,  Mary,  and  Dinah,  of  Middlesex 
Co.  Wards.  Children  of  Benjamin  Dye,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  make 
choice  of  John  Dey  as  their  guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Vickers;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  202;  File  8583-8584L. 

1790,  July  26.  Dey,  Lawrence,  Sr.,  of  South  Amboy,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  choice  of  furniture  and  2  cows;  also  to  be 
maintained  by  sons  during  her  life.  Sons,  Lawrence  and  John,  all 
real  divided  between  them;  son,  Lawrence,  that  part  I  now  live  on, 
by  lands  of  John  Journey  and  John  Embly  and  William  Dey;  son, 
John,  place  he  lives  on  adjoining  land  of  Benjamin  Dey.  Grand- 
daughter, Jane  Dey,  £30.  Personal  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Mary 
(wife  of  John  Embly),  %  part.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  (wife  of  John 
Journey),  H.  Children  (not  named),  of  daughter,  Ann  Burdine,  M  ; 
children  (not  named),  of  daughter  Jane  Dey,  Vi  part.  Executors — 
son,  Lawrence  Dey  and  William  Dey.  Witnesses — John  Dey,  Richard 
Laird,  Vincent  Burdine.     Proved  Feb.  9,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  293. 

1792,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £255.2.2;  made  by  John  Dey  and  Richard 
Laird.  File  8005-8010L. 

1794,  Jan.  2.     Diament,  Jonathan,   Jr.,   of  Cumberland  Co.      Int. 


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Adm'r — ^James  Harris.     Fellowbondsman — Jeremiah  Buck;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  173;  File  1060F. 

1787,  May  4.  Dickeson,  Thomas,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek  Twsp., 
Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Sons,  Jonathan,  William  and  Samuel, 
plantation  and  tract  of  land  of  300  acres  on  Cohansey  Creek,  Hope- 
well Twsp.,  Cumberland  Co.;  equally  divided  between  them.  Son, 
John,  home  plantation  of  r50  acres,  and  he  is  to  have  a  new  house 
built  thereon.  Daughters,  Jedidah  and  Mary  Dickeson,  an  equal  di- 
vision of  the  personal  estate.  Rents  to  be  used  for  the  support  and 
schooling  of  children  until  of  age.  Executor — brother,  William 
Dickeson.  Witnesses — John  Kelly,  Elizabeth  Kelly  and  John  Holme. 
Proved  Feb.  16,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  447. 

1789,  Nov.  23.  Inventory,  £283.11.1;  made  by  John  Holme  and 
John  Kelly.  File  1840Q. 

1788,  Aug.  27.  Dickinson,  George,  Sr.,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek 
Twsp.,  Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Barbery  Dickinson,  all  the  house- 
hold goods  she  brought  with  her,  one  cow  and  £20,  in  lieu  of  her 
right  of  dower.  Sons,  George  and  Joseph,  5  shillings,  as  I  have  here- 
tofore given  them  their  share.  Daughter,  Anne,  £10,  when  18;  if 
she  dies  before  that  time,  then  to  my  sons,  Samuel  and  John.  The 
plantation  on  which  I  now  live,  and  which  was  the  property  of  my 
former  wife,  Margaret,  to  be  divided  equally  between  my  sons,  Sam- 
uel and  John  (as  the  wife  desired),  and  the  residue  of  personal 
estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  my  four  daughters,  Rebekah 
Pauling,  Martha  Jarman,  Mary  and  Margaret  Dickinson;  on  condi- 
tion that  they  give  a  release  and  quit  claim  to  said  land  to  Samuel 
and  John.  If  daughters  refuse  such  release,  then  whole  of  personal 
estate  to  sons,  Samuel  and  John,  excepting,  5  shillings  to  each  daugh- 
ter so  refusing.  Son,  Samuel,  my  silver  watch  and  spoon  and  V2 
of  my  wearing  apparel.  Son,  John,  £6,  and  the  other  half  of  apparel. 
Executors — son-in-law,  David  Pauling  and  friend,  William  Dickinson. 
Witnesses — John  Kelly,  Thomas  Kelley,  Jr.,  and  John  Holme.  Proved 
Dec.  2,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  238. 

1791,  Mar.  29.  Inventory,  £516.9.6,  including  an  execution  in 
hands  of  Whitten  Cripps,  High  Sheriff,  of  Salem  Co.,  against  John 
Robeson  and  Elizabeth,  his  wife,  as  Executrix  of  Jacob  Sharp,  dec'd 
for  £160;  made  by  John  Holme  and  Samuel  Kay. 

1801,  Sept.  16.  The  original  Executors  being  dec'd  and  the  estate 
having  not  been  fully  administered.  Bond  given  by  Samuel  Ray  and 
Samuel  Dickinson,  as  Adm'rs.  Fellowbondsmen — Dan.  Jarman  and 
John  Mowers;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  39,  p.  400;  File  (including  all  papers)  1839Q. 

1790,  July  10.  Dickinson,  John,  Sr.,  of  the  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  2  cows,  4  sheep,  £100 
and  house  and  furniture  during  her  life.  Son,  David,  150  acres 
where  he  lives;  also  10  acres  at  place  called  Cheapside  at  Great 
Island  adjoining  Branard  Dickinson's  land.  Son,  Jonathan,  100 
acres  in  Newark  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  where  he  lives,  with  50  acres  ad- 
joining, during  his  life;  the  same  to  his  2  sons,  John  and  Aaron,  after 
his  decease.  Son,  John,  house  and  land  where  he  now  lives  (60  acres) 
during  his  life;  the  same  to  his  3  sons.  Squire,  Philip  and  Thomas, 
after  his  decease.  Son,  Nathaniel  home  plantation  of  90  acres  (house 
excepted),  bounded  by  lands  of  Samuel  Tyler,  Heturah  Dayton  and 


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Joseph  Horton;  also  20  acres  on  Rahway  River  and  piece  of  land  16 
feet  westward  of  Samuel  Tyler's  line  running  up  the  mountain;  also 
10  acres  at  Cheapside  at  Great  Island.  Grandsons,  Squire,  Philip 
and  Thomas  (sons  of  son  John),  remainder  of  land  on  east  side  of 
Rahway  River,  divided  between  them  when  of  age.  Granddaughter, 
Phebe  Baker  (wife  of  Ezekiel  Baker),  £10.  Remainder  of  tract  (10 
acres)  at  Cheapside  to  be  sold,  if  movable  estate  is  not  sufficient  to 
pay  debts;  otherwise  said  tract  to  son,  Nathaniel.  Executors — 
friends,  Daniel  Dickinson,  Jonathan  Dickinson  and  Mathias  Meeker. 
Witnesses — Joshua  Horton,  Elijah  Woodruff,  Nathaniel  Bond.  Proved 
Jan.  2,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  210. 

1793,  Jan.  20.  Inventory,  £28.19.;  made  by  Elijah  Woodruff  and 
Joshua  Horton.  File  7682-7687G. 

1793,  Oct.  2.  Dickinson,  Martha,  of  Springfield,  Essex  Co.,  widow 
of  John  Dickinson;  will  of.  Son,  Nathaniel,  £20  and  one  cow.  To 
Martha  Tichenor  (wife  of  Caleb  Tichenor),  £5.  To  Dince  Ensley, 
£5.  Granddaughter,  Phebe  Baker  (wife  of  Ezekiel  Baker),  £25. 
Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Bond  (wife  of  Nathaniel  Bond),  bed  and 
£5.10.  Great  grandson,  Bunnel  Bond,  £15,  when  21.  Granddaughter, 
Serepta  Dickinson  (daughter  of  son  Nathaniel),  £7.  Legacy  of  £100 
left  by  late  husband  John  Dickinson,  to  be  collected  in  order  to  pay 
above  bequests.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  above  legatees.  Ex- 
ecutor— friend,  Samuel  Tyler,  Esq.  Witnesses — Daniel  Colie,  Lesp- 
nerd  Colie,  Samuel  Tyler,  Jr.     Proved  Apr.  9,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  368;  File  7960-7961G. 

1795,  Mar.  20.  Dickinson,  Nathaniel,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Patience,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate  until 
son,  William,  is  21.  Son,  William,  land  between  east  and  west 
branches  of  Rahway  River,  on  south  side  of  road  leading  from  Shep- 
ard  Kollock's  paper  mill  to  Vauxhall;  also  10  acres  of  woodland  on 
mountain,  north  side  of  said  road,  when  21.  Daughter,  Sarepta  Dick- 
inson, land  on  north  side  of  road  to  Vauxhall  adjoining  land  of  son- 
in-law,  Nathaniel  Bond,  and  lands  belonging  to  Samuel  Tyler,  Esq.; 
also  land  at  Cheapside,  adjoining  lands  of  Brainard  Dickinson,  when 
son  William  is  21.  Daughters,  Betsey  Bond  (wife  of  Nathaniel 
Bond),  and  Sarepta,  and  son,  William,  personal  property  to  be  di- 
vided between  them,  when  son,  William,  is  21.  Executor — friend, 
Jacob  Van  Artsdalen.  Witnesses — Samuel  Ross,  Lespnerd  Colie,  John 
Leonnerd.     Proved  Apr.  20,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  492. 

1796,  Mar.  25.  Inventory,  £149.5.3;  made  by  Samuel  Tyler  and 
Matthias  Meeker.  File  8222-8229G. 

1795,  Oct.  24.  Dilkes,  Aaron,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Jacob  Spencer.  Fellowbondsman— -James  Henisey; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  3'5,  p.  297. 

1795,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  £123.15.5;  made  by  James  Henisey  and 
Ephraim  Bee.  File  1935H. 

1793,  June  17.  Dills,  William,  Sr.,  of  Knowlton  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  £200  and  household  goods  and  movables, 
during  her  life.  Son,  Henry,  20  shillings.  After  wife's  decease, 
whole  estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  all  the  children  (un- 
named). Executors — 3  eldest  sons,  John,  Adam  and  William.  Wit- 
nesses— Caleb  Hopkins,  Mary  Sweazy,  Nathaniel  Hamed.  Proved 
Sept.  23,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  174. 


CALENDAR  OP  WILLS — 1791-1796  113 

1794,  Sept.  15.  Inventory,  £1307.10.8;  made  by  Daniel  Vaughan 
and  Andrew  Roup.  File  77  IS. 

1792,  Feb.  10.  Dilshaver,  John,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Jacob  Dilshaver  and  Ebenezer  Elmer.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Jones;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  491;  File  1042F. 

1794,  Aug.  22.  Disbrow,  Benjamin,  Sr.,  of  South  Amboy,  Middle- 
sex Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  put  out 
to  interest;  the  principal  being  divided  between  the  4  children,  i.e., 
Griffin,  Samuel,  Benjamin  and  Hannah,  when  of  age.  Executors — 
friends,  Joshua  Warne  and  David  Hall;  both  of  South  Amboy.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Morgan,  Thomas  Ellison,  William  Lesuer.  Proved  Sept. 
6,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  533;  File  8493-8495L. 

1795,  April  18.  Dobbins,  James,  Jr.,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Job  Jones.     Fellowbondsman — Job  Moore;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  254. 

1795,  April  18.    Inventory,  £290.19.5;  made  by  Hudson  Burr  and 

Job  Moore.  File  11592C. 

1795,  May  15.  Dobbins,  William  and  Ann,  of  Burlington  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  James  Dobbins,  Jr.,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being 
out  of  the  wardship  of  their  Guardian  in  Soccage,  make  choice  of 
Job  Jones,  Guardian.     Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Campion, 

Lib.  35,  p.  257;  File  11593C. 

1795,  June  30.  Dod,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sally,  use  of  lands  until  youngest  son  is  of  age;  then  Vs. 
Daughters,  Martha,  Naomi  and  Lucy,  each  £60,  when  21.  Son, 
Abiatha,  £100  and  privilege  of  20  loads  of  wood  yearly  from  lands 
given  sons,  Samuel  and  Abner,  who  are  to  have  remainder  of  lands. 
Residue  to  the  3  daughters.  Executors — friend,  John  Dodd,  Jr.  and 
sons,  Abiatha  and  Samuel.  Witnesses — Timothy  Andruss,  Enos  Far- 
rand  and  Abraham  Harrison.     Proved  July  27,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  24. 

1795,  Aug.  10.  Inventory,  £96.10;  made  by  Thomas  Cadmus  and 
Timothy  Ward.  File  8230-824 IG. 

1790,  Sept.  22.  Dole,  David,  of  Salem  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Peter 
Dole,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  infant  under  14.  On  petition  of  Prudence 
Dole  and  Sarah  Butcher,  stepmother  and  aunt  of  said  infant.  Guard- 
ian— Peter  Townsend.  Fellowbondsmen — Jeremiah  Powell  and  Bar- 
zillai  Jefferis;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  37,  p.  154;  File  2190Q. 

1791,  Dec.  19.  Donington,  William,  Sr.,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah.  Children,  Elias,  Phebe  and  William. 
Estate  (real  and  personal)  in  trust  for  the  support  of  the  family. 
Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  friend,  John  Chandler,  Jr.  Witnesses 
— Stephen  Wheeler,  Ester  Chandler,  John  Chandler.  Proved  Jan.  6, 
1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  363;  File  7962-7963G. 

.     Dorreberger,  Jacob,  of  Lebanon,  Hunterdon  Co. ;  will 

of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  remainder  of  estate.  Relation,  Jacob  Dorre- 
berger (who  liveth  with  me),  2  horses,  one  plow,  gears  and  tackling. 
Executor — friend,  John  Schwackhamer.  Witnesses — Daniel  Trim- 
mer, John  Schwackhamer.     Proved  Oct.  29,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  122;  File  1669J. 


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1792,  Jan.  30.  Doughty,  Jacob,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Jacob  Johnson  and  Samuel  Clutter.  Fellowbondsman — 
Daniel  Carrel;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  109. 

1792,  Jan.  25.  Inventory,  £251.16.4;  made  by  Samuel  Cosad  and 
John  Young.  File  789N. 

1793,  Feb.  2.  Doughty,  Philip,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Doughty,  of  Morris  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Ogden,  Esq., 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  215;  File  7688-7691G. 

1790,  Sept.  2.  Douglass,  John,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co., 
mariner;  will  of.  Cousin,  Alexander  Douglas,  my  heir  at  law,  £5. 
Wife,  Mary  Douglas,  all  the  rest  of  personal  and  real  to  be  left 
agreeable  to  her  will.  Executrix — wife,  Marey  Douglas.  Witnesses 
— Chas.  Axford,  Wm.  Smith,  John  Chambers.     Proved  Mar.  21,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  322;  File  155'5J. 

1794,  Sept.  10.  Douglass,  Robert,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Mary  Douglass  and  Alexander  Douglass; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  479. 

1794,  Sept.  8.  Inventory,  £41.11.9;  made  by  James  Mathis  and 
Daniel  Smith.  File   11534C. 

1791,  June  6.  Drake,  Charles,  of  Hackettstown,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Sarah,  2  rooms  of  house  on  my  farm  on  Schooley's  Mountain, 
while  my  widow;  also  2  cows,  a  walnut  cupboard,  6  chairs,  bed,  etc. 
Remainder  of  movable  estate  and  real  to  be  equally  divided  between 
all  my  children,  i.e.,  Rachel,  William,  Margaret,  Abigail,  Ruth, 
Zachariah,  Mary,  Sarah,  Charles  and  Benjamin,  when  the  youngest 
becomes  of  age.  Executors — wife,  Sarah  Drake,  John  Bryant  and 
son,  William  Drake.  Witnesses — Arthur  Hazen,  D.  Stuart,  John 
Drake,  Jr.     Proved  Aug.  8,  1791.  Lib,  35,  p.  19. 

1791,  July  11.  Inventory,  £308.1.1;  made  by  D.  Stuart  and  John 
Drake,  Jr.  File   766N. 

1795,  Mar.  30.  Drake,  Daniel,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
John  Drake,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Asa  Runyon  as  his 
guardian.     Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Hassert;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  202;  File  8579-8582L. 

1791,  Oct.  3.  Drake,  Fitz  Randolph,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  use  of  all  estate,  except  lands  given  to  sons 
William  and  Jonathan,  while  my  widow;  also,  best  bed,  etc.,  and  2 
cows.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Lawrence,  £5,  to  be  paid  by  son,  Jonathan. 
Son,  William,  that  part  of  farm  whereon  I  now  live  on  west  side  of 
Rahway  River,  joining  land  of  James  Clark  and  Robert  French,  and 
on  the  west  by  Hezekiah  Thompson.  Sons,  Andrew  and  Charles,  the 
remainder  of  home  farm  to  be  divided  between  them.  Son,  Jonathan, 
54  acre  farm  on  Staten  Island,  bought  of  Henry  Berger.  Son,  An- 
drew, negro  man,  Tom,  and  boy,  Frank.  Son,  Charles,  negro  boy, 
Jim.  Sons,  Andrew  and  Charles,  residue  of  moveables.  Executors 
— sons,  William,  Andrew  and  Charles.  Witnesses — John  Stites, 
Henry  Jeffery,  Matthias  Williamson,  Jr.     Proved  Oct.  15,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  493;  File  7234-7237G. 

1795,  Sept.  29.  Drake,  Samuel,  Jr.,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Nathaniel  Drake.  Fellowbondsmen — Joseph  Drake,  of  said 
place  and  Peter  Smith,  of  Newton,  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  134. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  115 

1795,  Aug.  31.  Inventory,  £79.18.;  made  by  Mark  Thomson  and 
Anthony  Squier.  File  627S. 

1792,  Jan.  13.  Drake,  Thomas,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Henry,  home  plantation  of  100  acres;  he  paying  £500 
for  same  in  4  equal  payments.  Son,  Enoch,  plantation  of  70  acres 
on  road  from  Pennington  to  Rocky  Hill;  he  paying  £400  in  4  pay- 
ments. Eldest  son,  Ralph,  £60,  made  in  4  payments.  The  other 
6  sons,  £10  each,  in  4  payments.  Remainder  to  be  sold  and  monies 
divided  into  6  equal  shares.  Sons,  John,  Henry  and  Enoch,  each 
1  share,  Daniel,  V2  share,  Benjamin,  1  share,  Thomas,  Vz  share;  and 
daughters,  Mary  and  Easter,  each  V2  share.  Youngest  son,  Thomas, 
to  be  clothed  during  his  apprenticeship.  Executors — sons,  Henry 
and  Enoch.  Witnesses — Aaron  Stout,  Thomas  Drake  and  Daniel 
Drake.     Proved  Mar.   16,   1792.  Lib.   34,  p.   200. 

1792,  Mar.  14.  Inventory,  £441. 15.;  made  by  John  Blackwell  and 
Aaron  Stout. 

1796,  Nov.  2.  Account  by  both  Executors,  showing  £1,405.13.4. 
on  hand  for  distribution.  File  1607J. 

1792,  Feb.  17.  Drummond,  Jane,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Edward  Thomas.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Hard;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  19;  File  7470-7471G. 

1792,  Nov.  13.  Dubois,  Abraham,  of  Hillsborough,  Somerset  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Nicholas  Dubois.  Fellowbondsman — John  Baird;  both 
of  same  place  and  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  101;  File  898R. 

1794,  May  13.  Dubois,  Jacob,  of  Pittsgrove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Janitie,  V3  of  plantation  with  privileges  in  house  while  widow; 
also,  one  riding  horse,  one  milch  cow  and  furniture  she  may  choose. 
Son,  Jonathan,  west  half  of  plantation,  and  V2  of  cedar  swamps.  Son, 
David,  east  half  of  plantation,  and  V2  of  cedar  swamps.  Eldest  daugh- 
ter, Rachel  Krom,  £10.  2nd  daughter,  Catherine  Garrison,  £10. 
Daughters,  Sarah  and  Lydia  Dubois,  each  £10.  Residue  to  be  divided 
between  the  2  sons.  Granddaughter,  Rebecca  Dubois,  £7,  when  18. 
Executors — sons,  Jonathan  and  David.  Witnesses — Abraham  Dubois, 
Herman  Krom,  Mary  Krom.     Proved  Nov.  20,  1794.        Lib.  35,  p.  86. 

1794,  Nov.  18.  Inventory,  £332.7.8;  made  by  Abraham  Dubois 
and  Joseph  Burroughs.  File  2007Q. 

1791,  Jan.  20.  Dumont,  Philip,  of  Bridgewater,  Somerset  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  Dirck  Dumont,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward,  be- 
ing out  of  wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of 
Peter  Dumont,  of  Bridgewater,  said  Co.,  as  his  Guardian.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Jacob  Ten  Ej'^ck,  Sr.;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  7;  File  877R. 

1794,  Apr.  19.  Dunbar,  James,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Samuel  Dunbar,  late  of  Bucks  Co.,  Penna.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  makes 
choice  of  Moore  Furman  of  Trenton,  Guardian. 

Lib.  35,  p.  141;  File  1670J. 

1794,  June  2.  Duncan,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Anna  Duncan,  John  Duncan  and  Daniel  Duncan.  Fellowbondsmen 
— Charles  Barclay  and  William  Reed;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  536. 

1794,  June   3.     Inventory,   £846.17.2,  including  4  negro   slaves; 


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made  by  Charles  Barclay  and  Samuel  Kerr.  File  8485-8492L. 

1795,  June  1.  Dunfield,  Martin,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Anthony  Squies.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Johnson;  both 
of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  132. 

1795,  June  1.  Inventory,  £19.14.10;  made  by  Mark  Thomson  and 
Samuel  Johnson.  File  625S. 

1791,  June  29.  Dunham  Joseph,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Dunham.    Fellowbondsman — David  Dunham;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  507;  File  7238-7239G. 

1784,  Nov.  11.  Dunham,  Mary,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co., 
widow  of  Jonathan  Dunham;  will  of.  Son,  Asher,  great  Bible,  and 
bed  quilt;  his  wife,  Susannah,  1  pair  pillow  cases.  Son,  William's 
wife  [not  named],  1  pair  pillow  cases.  Daughter,  Hannah  Wright, 
silk  gown,  bed  spread,  tea  kettle  and  great  chair.  To  son-in-law 
William  Wright's  daughter,  Elizabeth,  sheets  and  pillow  cases. 
Daughters,  Elizabeth  Dunham  and  Hannah  Wright,  remainder  of 
wearing  apparel.  My  children,  Elizabeth,  Samuel,  Asher  and  Will- 
iam, each  1/5  part  of  residue.  My  grandchildren,  Joseph,  David  and 
Ann  Alston e  (children  of  my  daughter,  Hannah  Wright)  the  other 
1/5  part  to  be  equally  divided  between  them  when  21.  Son,  Samuel, 
is  absent  from  home;  should  he  not  return  in  10  years,  his  son, 
Jacob,  to  have  £10,  when  21;  and  my  children,  Elizabeth,  Asher  and 
William  the  remainder  of  Samuel's  share.  Executor — my  brother. 
Will  Smith.  Witnesses — John  Barron,  Joseph  Barron.  Proved  Oct, 
15,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  45'5. 

1791,  Oct.  15.  William  Smith,  Executor,  being  deceased,  Will- 
iam Smith  Dunham  is  appointed  Adm'r.  Fellowbondsman — Richard 
Hartshorne;  both  of  said  Co.  File  7765-7768L. 

1794,  Sept.  20.  Dunlop,  Edward,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Helms.  Fellowbondsman— Jonathan  Willis;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  180;  File  591S. 

1792,  Aug.  16.  Dunn,  Jeremiah,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  sufficient  household  furniture  and  2  cows; 
also  best  room  in  house  and  her  support  while  on  place,  or,  £10  year- 
ly should  she  choose  to  live  elsewhere.  Son,  Benjamin,  £20.  Son, 
Hugh,  Vz  of  salt  meadow  adjoining  lot  of  Doctor  Dunstan,  opposite 
mouth  of  South  River.  Son,  James,  £5.  Son,  Nahum,  other  %  of 
salt  meadow.  Son,  Moses,  £50.  Son,  Phinehas,  salt  meadow  near 
the  Otter  pond,  adjoining  meadow  of  Lewis  Fitz  Randolph;  also  £100. 
Sons,  Nahum  and  Phillip,  remainder  of  real  and  personal,  to  be  di- 
vided between  them.  Executors — sons,  Nahum  and  Phillip.  Wit- 
nesses— Henry  Sutton,  David  Dunham,  Jr.,  Reuben  Carman.  Proved 
June  2,  1794.  Lib.  34,  p.  529. 

1794,  May  8.  Inventory,  £190.8.6;  made  by  David  Dunham,  Jr., 
and  Abel  Stelle.  File  8479-8483L. 

1791,  Nov.  4.  Dunn,  John,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Children,  Benjamin,  Justis,  Jacob  and  Isabel,  (last  2  not  of  age), 
an  equal  division  of  monies,  after  estate  is  sold.  Guardians  of  chil- 
dren and  Executors — brothers,  Justis  Dunn  and  James  Dunn;  both 
of  Piscataway.    Witnesses — Phinehas  Fitz  Randolph,  Hugh  Fitz  Ran- 


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dolph  and  Henry  Sutton.    Proved  Jan.  20,  1792.         Lib.  34,  p.  291. 

1792,  Jan.  23.  Inventory,  £126.15.0;  made  by  Hugh  Dunn  and 
Phinehas  Fitz  Randolph.  File  8011-8014L. 

1795,  Oct.  10.  Durand,  Elijah,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — John 
Durand  and  Briant  Durand.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Hayes;  all 
of  said  Co. 

1795,  Oct.  10.     Renunciation  by  Sarah  Durand,  the  widow. 

Lib.  33,  p.  500;  File  8244-8247G. 

1793,  June  13.  Durie,  John,  of  Schralinburgh,  Bergen  Co.,  black- 
smith; will  of.  Wife,  Geertye,  management  of  whole  estate  while 
my  widow;  should  she  re-marry,  an  outset  of  household  furniture  and 
cattle  to  the  value  of  £40.  Eldest  son,  Johannes,  £3.  Sons,  Johan- 
nes, Gerrit,  David  and  Hendrick,  all  real  divided  between  them;  they 
paying  unto  my  daughter,  Rachel,  £50,  2  years  after  son  Hendrick, 
is  of  age,  and  to  daughter,  Maria,  £50,  6  years,  after  son,  Hendrick, 
is  of  age.  Daughters,  Rachel  and  Maria,  each  an  outset  of  house- 
hold furniture  and  cattle  to  the  value  of  £30.  After  re-marriage  or 
death  of  wife,  personal  property  to  be  sold  and  equally  divided  be- 
tween the  6  children.  Executors — wife,  Geertye,  and  brother,  Gerret 
Durie.  Witnesses — Abraham  Demarest,  Christian  Van  Horn,  David 
Durie.    Proved  Oct.  22,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  153;  File  2283B. 

1790,  May  15.  Durlan  (Durling),  John,  Sr.,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Charity,  one  cow  and  2  sheep;  the  negro  girl 
Pegg;  ^  of  household  furniture  and  the  west  room  of  house,  and 
to  be  provisioned  by  son,  John,  during  her  life.  Son,  John,  %  of  the 
place  I  now  live  on,  adjoining  the  widow  Lain's  land.  Remainder 
of  estate  to  be  sold,  and  the  monies  equally  divided  between  my  3. 
children,  viz.,  Mary,  wife  of  Benjamin  Smith;  Ann,  wife  of  John 
Wright;  and  son,  John.  Executors — son,  John,  and  John  Armstrong. 
Witnesses — James  Barton,  Joseph  Cox,  Thomas  Morford.  Proved 
Feb.  15,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  35. 

1790,  Dec.  28.  Inventory,  £122.9.1,  made  by  John  Shaw  and 
Josiah  Dyer.  File  500S. 

1794,  Sept.  11.  Duryee,  Joost,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Sons, 
Simeon  and  William,  all  real  estate,  they  paying  my  daughters,  Mag- 
dalen Barkelow,  Dinah  Van  Liew,  Mary  Davis  and  Anne  Sorter, 
£125  to  each  of  them.  Son,  Frederick,  note  against  him  for  £100; 
also  £50:  10  paid  for  him  on  bond  in  hands  of  Derrick  Lefferts  of 
New  York,  and  £50.  Obligations  held  by  sons,  Simeon  and  William 
to  be  deducted  from  movable  estate  before  division.  Movables  to 
be  sold.  The  portion  left  son,  William,  and  daughters,  Mary  Davis 
and  Anne  Sortor,  by  their  grandfather,  William  Baird,  to  be  added 
to  residue  and  residue  equally  divided  amongst  all  the  children.  Ex- 
ecutors— sons,  Simeon  and  William.  Witnesses — David  Covenhoven, 
John  Reeve,  Jacobus  Lake.    Proved  Oct.  18,  1794.       Lib.  34,  p.  542. 

1794,  Oct.  16.  Inventory,  £831.18;  made  by  David  Covenhoven 
and  Thomas  Sotter  [Sontore].  File  937R. 

1787,  Dec.  6.  Dy  [Dey],  Derick,  of  Pequoneck  Twsp.,  Morris 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  Son,  John,  %  of  land  in  Bergen  Co.; 
also  the  easterly  end  of  present  dwelling  house  with  lot  as  divided 
between  me  and  Hartman  Freeland,  150  acres  on  southerly  end  of 


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farm  and  negro  man,  named  Anthony.  Son,  Thomas,  V2  of  land  in 
Bergen  Co.;  also  150  acres  on  northerly  end  of  farm  and  house  in 
which  he  now  lives,  with  lot  of  land  divided  between  me  and  Hart- 
man  Freeland.  Daughter,  Lena,  the  west  end  of  present  dwelling 
house  and  remaining  part  of  farm  (40  acres).  Daughter,  Polly,  £200, 
to  be  paid  by  son,  John.  Daughter  Sally,  £200,  to  be  paid  by  son, 
Thomas.  The  tanyard  and  residue,  divided  between  sons,  John  and 
Thomas  and  daughter  Lena;  they  to  support  and  maintain  my  wife, 
Sarah,  during  her  widowhood.  After  the  death  of  daughter  Lena, 
the  house  given  her  shall  be  her  eldest  son's,  Garret  Nafie,  and  the 
land  divided  between  her  2  sons.  Garret  and  Richard  Nafie.  Execu- 
tors— friend,  Richard  Dey,  son  of  Theunis  Dey  of  Bergen  Co.,  dec'd 
and  son-in-law,  Jacobus  Post.  Witnesses — ^James  Grace,  Benjamin 
Dey,  John  Dey.     Proved  May  4,  1793.     Lib.  33,  p.  328;  File  816N. 

1794,  Jan,  28.  Dye,  Benjamin,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Richard  Laird  and  Lucy  Laird.  Fellowbondsman — John  Rhodes;  all 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  537;  File  8477-8478L. 

1794,  May  24.  Eakin,  Nancy,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  Samuel  Eakin,  late  of  Newcastle,  Delaware,  dec'd.  Said  ward 
being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice 
of  Alexander  Eakin  as  her  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Mary 
Greenman;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib,  33,  p.  481;  File  1153'5C. 

1792,  Oct.  17,  Earle,  John,  of  Saddle  River  Twsp.,  Bergen  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughters,  Sarah  and  Martha,  and  granddaughter,  Mary, 
(daughter  of  Martha),  dec'd  wife's  clothes.  Grandson,  John  Ford, 
(son  of  daughter  Martha),  20  shillings.  Grandson,  John  Plantain, 
(son  of  daughter  Sarah),  20  shillings.  Son,  James,  remainder  of 
estate.  Executor — friend,  Adrian  Post,  of  Pompton.  Witnesses — 
Adrian  P.  Post,  Richard  Van  Reyper  and  Isaac  Haulenbeck,  Proved 
Jan.  23,  1793,  Lib.  33,  p.  159. 

1793,  Jan.  23.     Renunciation  by  Adrian  P.  Post. 

1793,  Jan.  23.  Adm'r — James  Earle.  Fellowbondsman — Cornelius 
Cooper;  both  of  said  Co,  File  2293B-2295B,-2297B. 

1795,  Aug.  8.  Earnest,  Frederick,  of  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
(name  not  given),  remainder  of  estate.  Executor — John  N.  Gum- 
ming, Witnesses — Robert  Nicholas,  George  Price,  Thomas  Griffith. 
Proved  Aug.  19,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  485. 

1795,  Aug.  19.  Renunciation  by  J.  N.  Gumming;  also  by  Rachel 
Earnest,  the  widow, 

1795,  Aug.  19.  Adm'r — Jabez  Parkhurst.  Fellowbondsmen — Dr. 
William  Burnett  and  John  Parkhurst;  all  of  said  Co. 

File  8248-8253G. 

1795,  Mar.  23.  Earricks,  Jacob,  of  Gloucester  Co,  Int,  Adm'x 
— Deborah  Earricks,  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Packer;  both  of  said 
Co,  Lib.  35,  p.  302;  File  1936H. 

1790,  Mar,  13.  Eayre,  Habakuk,  of  Evesham,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughters,  Martha  (wife  of  John  Haines),  Priscilla  (wife 
of  Enoch  Haines,  Jr.),  Anne  (wife  of  Aaron  Haines),  Mary  (widow 
of  Joseph  Woolston,  dec'd),  Hannah  (wife  of  Micajah  Dobbin)  and 
Hope  (wife  of  Shim  Oliphant),  each  a  certain  division  of  plantation 


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made  by  John  Burr,  observing  lines  for  a  road  from  Persimon  corner 
at  the  foot  of  the  hill.  The  first  5  above  named  daughters  to  have 
the  personal  estate  divided  between  them.  Executor — Joseph  Eayre. 
Witnesses — Asa  Eayre,  Phinehas  Kirkbride,  John  Burr. 

1793,  July  6.  Codicil.  Grandson,  Habakuk  Haines  (son  of  Aaron 
Haines),  being  incapble  of  getting  a  livelihood,  to  be  given  30  shill- 
ings a  year  out  of  land  devised  to  daughter  Anne  (his  mother).  Wit- 
nesses— Philip  Strieker,  Phinehas  Kirkbride,  Josiah  Foster.  Proved 
May  31,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  473. 

1794,  May  26.  Inventory,  £85.11.5;  made  by  Solomon  Haines  and 
Asa  Eayre,  File  11536C. 

1795,  May  4.  Eayre,  Hezekiah,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Elijah   Burdsall.      Fellowbondsman — Stacy   Budd;   both   of   said   Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  253. 

1795,  May  5.     Inventory,    £55.8.8;    made    bv    John    Bishop    and 

Joseph  Burr.  File  11594C. 

1793,  Jan.  12.  Eayre,  Hosea,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — John  Burr,  Jr.,  and  Phinehas  Kirkbride.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Nehemiah  Leeds;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  49. 

1793,  Jan.  9.     Renunciation  by  Hannah  Eayre,  the  widow. 

1793,  Jan.  15.  Inventory,  £135.2.3;  made  by  William  Burr  and 
Joseph  Edwards.  File  11489C. 

1793,  July  26.  Eayre,  Joseph,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Charity,  use  of  west  end  of  dwelling,  £30  a  year  and 
remainder  of  personal  property.  Daughter,  Rachel  Butterworth,  re- 
mainder of  income  from  real  estate  during  her  life.  Grandson,  Joseph 
Eayre  Butterworth,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live,  after  the  decease 
of  my  wife  and  said  daughter.  Granddaughter,  Beulah  Butterworth, 
lot  of  meadow  near  Lumberton  and  41  acres  in  Northampton  bought 
of  the  Adm'rs  of  Levi  Eayre,  dec'd.  To  Habakuk  Haines  (son  of 
Aaron  Haines),  interest  of  £20,  during  his  life;  pi-incipal  to  said 
grandchildren  after  his  decease.  Executors — wife,  Charity,  and 
friend.  Job  Collins.  Witnesses — Phinehas  Kirkbride,  Josiah  Foster, 
Philip  Strieker. 

1793,  Aug.  10.  Codicil.  Wife,  Charity,  £35  yearly  and  the 
meadow  bequeathed  to  granddaughter,  Beulah  Butterworth.  Wit- 
nesses— the  same.     Proved  Sept.  12,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  4. 

1793,  Sept.  2.  Inventory,  £643.9.7;  made  by  Phinehas  Kirkbride 
and  Lawrence  Webster.  File  11490C. 

1792,  Mar.  20.  Eayre,  Levi,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Keziah  Eayre,  Elijah  Burdsall  and  John  Deacon. 
Fellowbondsman — William  Burr;  all  of  said  Co.         Lib.  34,  p.  404. 

1792,  Mar.  15.  Inventory,  £303.6.8;  made  by  Job  Moore  and  Will- 
iam Burr.  File  11436C. 

1777,  June  26.  Eckley,  Thomas,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.,  gentle- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Mrs.  Eckley  (late  Mrs.  Le  Conte),  £50  (it  being 
agreed  before  marriage,  she  was  to  bring  none  of  her  principal 
estate,  nor  to  receive  any  of  mine  at  my  decease).  Children,  Joseph, 
Susanna,  Thomas  and  John,  real  and  personal  (in  Europe  and  Amer- 
ica), divided  between  them  when  youngest  comes  of  age.     Executors 


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— eldest  son,  Joseph,  and  friend,  Samuel  Tuthill,  Esq.,  of  Morris- 
town.  Witnesses — William  Johnes,  Domaris  Crane,  Timothy  Johnes. 
Proved  Sept.  24,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  318. 

1793,  Sept.  18.  Renunciation  by  Joseph  Eckley  and  Samuel  Tut- 
hill (executors  in  will) ;  also  renunciation  by  Mary  Eckley,  the 
widow. 

1793,  Sept.  24.  Adm'r — Thomas  Trafford  Eckley  and  Eli  Cook, 
Esq.     Fellowbondsman — Prudden  Ailing;  all  of  said  Co. 

1793,  Sept.  12.  Inventory,  £732.17.6;  made  by  Aaron  Mitchel 
and  Prudden  Ailing.  File  818N. 

1792,  July  28.  Eddey,  James,  Sr.,  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.,  Middle- 
sex Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Thomas,  15  acres  purchased 
of  Abraham  Johnston;  a  lot  of  salt  meadow  by  lands  of  Timothy 
Bloomfield,  Andrew  Harriot  and  James  Edgar;  also  4  acres  of  salt 
meadow  adjoining  the  Great  Pond  (Raritan  meadows);  he  to  pay 
£2'5  for  same.  Sons,  James  and  Samuel,  upland  and  salt  marsh  on 
east  side  of  road  to  David  Harriot's  meadow.  Son,  William,  land 
on  west  side  of  road  with  12  acres  of  salt  meadow  by  the  river;  he 
to  pay  £225.  Daughters,  Mary,  Jane  and  Martha  Eddey,  each  a  bed, 
the  linens  given  them  by  their  mother  (dec'd),  and  £16.  Grand- 
daughter, Rebeckah,  £20.  Remainder  of  real  and  personal  estate  to 
be  sold.  The  3  daughters,  the  residue  divided  between  them.  Ex- 
ecutors— son-in-law,  Thomas  Heath  and  Thomas  Goodfellow.  Wit- 
nesses— Abraham  Johnson,  Thomas  Freeman,  and  James  Moores. 
Proved  Aug.  27,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  299. 

1792,  Aug.  28.  Inventory,  £372.1.6,  made  by  Ebenezer  Ford  and 
Henry  Sutton.  File  8015-8020L. 

1792,  Oct.  11.  Edwards,  John,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Plantation  to  be  sold  when  children  are  of  age  and  proceeds 
divided.  Wife,  Hannah,  %  of  sale  of  real  and  %  of  movables.  Sons, 
Joseph  and  Daniel,  each  Vs  of  remainder,  when  21.  Daughter,  De- 
borah, the  other  \i  of  remainder,  when  18.  Executors — wife,  Han- 
nah, and  Elijah  Ware.  Witnesses — Edward  Fogg,  Mary  Edwards 
and  William  Pennington.     Proved  May  15,  1793.     Lib.  33,  p.  117. 

1792,  Nov.  27.  Inventory,  £572.19.3%;  made  by  James  Wright 
and  Allen  Congleton.  File  2026Q. 

1792,  Apr.  18.  Egbert,  John,  of  Reading  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  house  and  furniture,  one  cow, 
and  to  be  provisioned  by  son,  Paul,  while  widow.  Daughter,  Mary 
(now  wife  of  Cornelius  Bowman),  £40.  Daughter,  Sarah  (now  wife 
of  Barret  Egbert),  £40.  Son,  Paul,  home  plantation  (120  acres); 
also  28  acres  of  woodland  on  Bound  Mountain;  also  remainder  of 
personal  after  wife's  decease.  Other  children  spoken  of,  but  not 
named,  as  having  already  been  provided  for.  Executors — sons,  Paul 
and  Jacob  Egbert.  Witnesses — Thos.  Reading,  James  Egbert,  Cath- 
erine Cannon.    Proved  Feb.  5,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  112. 

1793,  Dec.  11.  Inventory,  £406.6.3;  made  by  Joseph  Hankinson 
and  Joshua  Stout.  File  1671J. 

1776,  Feb.  22.  Eick  [Eyck],  Philip,  of  Tewkbury  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Eva  Christina,  sole  command  of  place  while 
my  widow.     My  3  children,  Powell,  Sophia  and  Eva,  each  the  same 


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as  has  been  given  my  other  children.  Eldest  son,  George,  10  shill- 
ings in  lieu  of  his  birthright.  To  3  grandchildren  [not  named]  of 
daughter,  Anne,  whom  she  had  by  her  husband  Morrice  Alpaugh,  £15 
each.  To  3  grandchildren  (children  of  John  Alpaugh  by  my  daugh- 
ter Elizabeth),  £15  each.  Sons  George  and  William  Eick,  to  act  as 
Guardians  of  the  children  of  daughter,  Anne.  John  Alpaugh  to  be 
Guardian  of  the  children  of  daughter,  Elizabeth.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Shellum  and  Aaron  Lane.    Proved  May  10,  1791.         Lib.  32,  p.  317. 

1791,  May  10.     Renunciation  by  Eva  Christina  Eick,  the  widow. 

1791,  May  10.  Adm'rs — George  Eick  and  Philip  Eick;  the  same 
being  appointed  as  testator  failed  to  name  any  executor.  Fellow- 
bondsman — John  Wickoff,  said  Co. 

1789,  Apr.  24.  Inventory,  £248.17.5;  made  by  John  Wickoff  and 
John  Haas. 

1793,  Aug.  6.  Account  by  Philip  Eyck,  acting  Adm'r,  showing 
balance  of  £326.3.5  for  distribution.  File  1556J. 

1788,  Nov.  22.  Eick,  Tunis,  Sr.,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Katharine,  use  of  whole  of  estate  as  long  as  she 
remains  my  widow.  Son,  John,  £10.  After  wife's  decease  estate  to 
be  sold,  and  divided  into  equal  shares  between  my  2  sons,  John  and 
Tunis,  and  my  4  daughters,  Margaret,  Soviah,  Lenah  and  Katharine. 
(Children  not  of  age.)  Sons,  John  and  Tunis,  my  wearing  apparel. 
Should  wife  remarry  estate  to  be  sold;  wife  Va,  and  the  children  the 
other  %  between  them.  Executors — son-in-law,  Hezekiah  Water- 
house  and  my  friend,  Samuel  Clayton;  both  of  Kingwood  Twsp. 
Witnesses — Gabriel  Hoff,  William  Lair,  David  Everitt.  Proved  Nov. 
4,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  332. 

1791,  Nov.  1.  Inventory,  £180.12.11,  made  by  Isaac  Gray  and 
David  Everitt.  File  1557J. 

1795,  May  5.  Eicke,  John,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Eicke.  Fellowbondsman — John  Gardner;  both 
of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  169. 

1795,  April  15.  Inventory,  £162.15.%;  made  by  Henry  Rockafel- 
lar  and  John  Gardner.  File  1706J. 

1791,  May  31.  Eldredge,  Eli,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Stites.  Fellowbondsman — Zebulon  Swain;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Eli  Townsend  and  Thomas  Shaw.  Lib.  32,  p.  302. 

1791,  June  8.  Inventory,  £225.7.2;  made  by  Thomas  Shaw  and 
Richard  Townsend.  File  548E. 

1793,  April  12.  Eldredge,  Jeremiah,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife  Lydia,  all  household  furniture,  %  of  personal  property  and  a 
mulatto  woman  and  child;  also  use  of  real  estate,  while  widow;  should 
wife  marry,  %  of  real  estate,  and  the  remaining  real  and  personal 
property  to  be  divided  between  whatever  issue  wife  may  have  by  me. 
Should  wife  have  no  issue,  or  said  issue  die  before  21,  estate  to  go 
to  the  following:  To  Jacob  Eldredge  (son  of  brother  Jacob),  the 
2  plantations  whereon  testator  lives,  one  bought  of  Silvia  and  Samuel 
Jones  and  the  other  of  brother,  Aaron  Eldredge  (should  the  said 
Jacob  die  without  issue,  Aaron  Eldredge  (son  of  brother  Aaron),  to 
have  the  Jones  plantation;  he  paying  unto  James  Ewing  (son  of  sis- 
ter Sarah)  £50;  and  Lydia  Ewing  (daughter  of  Thomas  and  Letty 


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Ewing),  to  have  the  plantation  bought  of  brother  Aaron),  also  to 
said  nephew,  £100  and  remaining  part  of  woodland  tract  bought  of 
Abraham  Bennet,  24%  acres  of  woodland  bought  of  Ephraim  Ban- 
croft, joining  lands  of  Thomas  Ross,  Aaron  Teal  and  Jacob  Spicer; 
if  he  dies  without  issue,  Jeremiah  Ewing  (son  of  sister  Sarah),  to 
have  said  2  tracts  of  woodland.  To  Lydia  Ewing  (daughter  of 
Thomas  and  Letty  Ewing),  plantation  bought  of  Thomas  Burgess, 
joining  lands  of  Jacob  Hughes  and  testator's  brothers,  Samuel  and 
Aaron  Eldredge.  To  Jeremiah  Ewing  (son  of  sister  Sarah),  part  of 
the  10  acres  of  woodland  bought  of  Abraham  Bennet;  also  6  acres  of 
salt  meadow  bought  of  Jonathan  Whilldin,  westward  of  Budd's 
Island;  also  5  shillings  and  a  release  of  debts  owed  to  testator;  also 
10  acres  of  woodland  bought  at  Sheriff's  sale  of  Jacob  Teal,  dec'd, 
joining  land  of  Jonathan  Hand  and  others;  also  right  in  10  acres  of 
land  at  New  England  Creek  and  fishery  held  with  Constant  Hughes 
and  others,  bought  of  Nathan  Hand.  To  Letty  Ewing  (daughter  of 
sister  Priscilla),  £150.  To  Aaron  Eldredge  (son  of  brother  Aaron), 
£100  and  49  acres  of  woodland  bought  of  the  heirs  of  brother  Aaron, 
which  joins  parsonage  land,  land  of  Elijah  Hughes,  heirs  of  John 
Hand,  Constant  Foster  and  others;  also  4%  acres  of  woodland 
bought  of  Thomas  Church,  joining  Matthew  Whilldin  and  others.  To 
James  Ewing  (son  of  sister  Sarah),  £100.  To  Eliza  Ewing  (grand- 
daughter of  sister  Sarah,  and  daughter  of  David  and  cousin  Sarah 
Ewing,  dec'd),  £30,  when  18.  To  Sarah  Eldredge  and  Lydia  Ed- 
monds (daughters  of  brother  Aaron),  each  £20.  To  Charlott  Leam- 
ing,  £10.  To  William  Ewing  (son  of  sister  Sarah)  £20.  To  the  3 
daughters  of  brother  Jacob,  i.e.,  Mary  Smith  and  Priscilla  Shaw,  each 
£10  and  Sarah  Conell,  £15.  To  John  Albertson  (son  of  Experience, 
the  daughter  of  brother  Samuel),  £15,  when  21.  To  Mary  Foster 
and  Jacob  Foster  (daughter  and  son  of  Constant  and  Bethia  Foster, 
the  daughter  of  brother  Samuel),  £15  and  £10  respectively.  To 
Hannah  Thomas,  Jeremiah  and  James  Thomas  (children  of  Job  and 
Hannah  Thomas),  each  £10.  Law  books  and  wearing  apparel  to  be 
divided  between  cousins,  Aaron  Eldredge  and  Jacob  Eldredge.  Old 
negro  man  and  woman  (slaves),  to  be  given  a  comfortable  main- 
tenance on  home  plantation.  Letty  Ewing  to  have  all  of  testator's 
right  in  land  that  was  her  mother's  and  brothers.  Negro  boy,  Wan- 
ton, to  be  free  when  30,  which  will  be  Dec.  1,  1802.  Residue  to  be 
divided  between  wife,  Lydia,  and  Lydia  Ewing  (daughter  of  Thomas 
and  Letty  Ewing).  Executors — wife,  Lydia,  cousin,  Aaron  Eldredge 
and  brother,  Thomas  Leaming.  Witnesses — Ebenezer  Newton,  Jacob 
Hughes,  Thomas  Hughes,  David  Hand  and  David  Hughes. 

1793,  Oct.  17.  Codicil.  Plantation  bought  of  Thomas  Burgess 
and  bequeathed  to  Lydia  Ewing,  to  be  divided  between  nephews, 
Aaron  Eldredge  and  Jacob  Eldredge,  should  said  Lydia  Ewing  die 
without  issue,  and  should  said  Jacob  die  without  issue,  his  share  to 
nephew,  Aaron.  Bequest  of  Vz  of  residue  to  Lydia  Ewing,  revoked; 
instead  she  is  to  have  £30,  paid  to  her  mother,  Letty  Ewing,  for  the 
use  of  said  Lydia.  Wife,  Lydia,  the  remaining  part  of  residue.  To 
cousin,  Aaron  Eldredge,  Vz  of  8  acres  of  woodland  bought  of  John 
Hand,  Esq.,  joining  lands  of  Samuel  Watson,  Jacob  Hughes  and 
others.  To  nephew,  Jacob  Eldredge,  the  other  %  of  said  woodland. 
Witnesses — Ellis  Hughes,  Robert  Edmunds  and  Robert  Parsons. 

1794,  Nov.  20.  Codicil.  Nephew,  Jacob  Eldredge  (son  of  brother 
Jacob),  immediate  possession  of  the  plantation  bought  of  brother 
Aaron;  the  devise  to  him  of  the  plantation  bought  Samuel  Jones,  be- 


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ing  revoked.  Nephew,  Aaron  Eldredge,  the  Jones  plantation;  also 
all  other  lands  devised  in  will  to  nephew,  Jacob  Eldredge,  provided 
said  Jacob  dies  without  issue;  also  10  acres  of  woodland  devised  in 
will  to  Jeremiah  Ewing;  also  plantation  devised  to  Lydia  Ewing, 
should  she  die  without  issue.  Niece  Letty  Ewing,  £50,  being  sum 
now  owed  as  interest  on  bond  by  Jeremiah  Ewing;  which  debt  is  not 
to  be  cancelled  to  him  unless  said  interest  is  paid.  Witnesses — David 
Hand,  Robert  Parsons  and  Samuel  Watson.     Proved  May  1,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  171. 

1795,  July  25.     Inventory,  £3051.17.71/2;  made  by  Jacob  Hughes 

and  Matthew  Whilldin.  File  62 OE. 

1793,  Apr.  24.  Eldridge,  Noah,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  clock,  monies  due  at  time  of  my  de- 
cease, and  the  use  of  plantation  for  bringing  up  children;  then  Vs  of 
whole  estate  when  daughter,  Abigail,  is  18.  Son,  John,  £6.  Daugh- 
ters, Hannah,  Elizabeth,  Abigail,  Mary  and  Sarah,  other  %  of  estate 
divided  between  them,  when  Abigail  is  18.  Executors — wife,  Mar- 
garet, and  her  brother,  Herr  Haines.  Witnesses — Samuel  Fenton, 
John  Atkinson  and  Adin  Atkinson.     Proved  June  3,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.   14. 

1793,  May  2.  Inventory,  £684.4.11;  made  by  Daniel  Zelley  and 
Joshua  Newbold.  File  11491C. 

1795,  Dec,  5.  Ellet,  Charles  and  William,  of  Salem  Co.  Wards. 
Sons  of  Charles  Ellet,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  wardship 
of  their  Guardian  in  Soccage,  make  choice  of  John  Ellet.  Guardian 
— Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Sharp.  Witnesses — Samuel  Dick  and 
Joshua  Garrison.  Lib.  35,  p.  330;  File  2116Q. 

1795,  May  26.  Ellis,  Bathsheba,  of  the  City  and  County  of 
Burlington,  widow  of  Daniel  Ellis,  dec'd;  will  of.  Sons,  Rowland 
Ellis  and  Richard  Ellis,  £1000  (due  from  dec'd  husband's  estate)  and 
monies  due  from  mother's  estate,  including  £60  in  hands  of  son 
Charles,  to  be  divided  between  them.  To  Agnes  Treat  (wife  of  Doc- 
tor Samuel  Treat),  my  gold  watch.  Wearing  apparel  to  be  divided 
between  3  daughters-in-law,  i.e.,  Nancy  Bloomfield,  Sarah  Ellis  and 
Mary  Ellis.  Executors — sons,  Rowland  and  Richard.  Witnesses — 
William  Orr  and  Thomas  Adams.     Proved  June  15,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  209;  File  11595C. 

1793,  Jan.  8.  Ellis,  Daniel,  Sr.,  of  the  City  and  County  of  Burling- 
ton; will  of.  Wife,  Bathsheba,  £1,000;  also  use  of  house  with  house- 
hold furniture  and  meadow  by  London  Bridge,  during  her  life.  Son, 
Samuel,  £1,200  and  what  he  has  already  received.  Son,  Daniel;  in- 
come from  £1,000  in  trust  with  sons  Micajah  and  Charles;  after  his 
decease  the  £1,000  to  be  divided  between  all  my  children  then  liv- 
ing. Sons,  Micajah,  Charles  and  Rowland,  each  £1,200;  what  is 
charged  on  books  against  sons  to  be  reckoned  separately.  Son,  Rich- 
ard, £1,200,  when  21.  Negro  woman,  Pender,  to  be  set  free  in  1  year 
and  given  £15.  Negro  girl,  Tenah,  to  be  maintained  until  23.  To 
the  Wardens  and  Vestrymen  of  St.  Mary's  Church,  £15.  Two  deeds 
held  in  trust,  the  one  from  John  How  for  his  household  furniture, 
and  the  other  from  Ellis  Wright  for  a  lot  of  land  adjoining  the  river 
and  George  Smith's  lot,  to  be  conveyed  to  such  persons  as  Maria 
How  (wife  of  John  How)  may  order.  Land  held  in  trust  in  Glou- 
cester Co.  to  be  conveyed  to  persons  who  took  them  up.  Rights  in 
shares  of  Propriety  and  unlocated  lands  to  be  sold.     To  the  Council 


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of  Proprietors  my  book  that  has  the  accounts  of  the  General  Proprie- 
tors stated.  Residue  of  real  and  personal,  and  wife's  estate  after 
her  decease,  to  be  equally  divided  between  the  6  sons.  Executors — 
sons,  Micajah  and  Charles.  Witnesses — Edward  Collins,  Israel  Ton- 
kin, George  Sweetman.  Proved  Sept.  10,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  450. 
1794,  Sept.  11.  Inventory,  £8,292.0.0%;  made  by  Joseph  Mc- 
Ilvaine  and  Joseph  Bloomfield.  File   11537C. 

1794,  July  4.  EIH»,  Samuel,  of  Bergen  Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Wife, 
Mary,  %  of  rents  and  profits  of  all  real  estate  during  her  natural 
life.  Granddaughters,  Mary  and  Avis  Ellis  (children  of  son,  Samuel, 
dec'd),  £1,500,  to  be  divided  between  them,  when  18.  Grandchild, 
Catherine  Van  Wythe,  (daughter  of  my  daughter  Mary,  dec'd  and 
late  the  wife  of  Peter  Van  Why),  £500.  Grandson,  Samuel  Ellis 
Ryerson  (son  of  my  daughter,  Elizabeth,  the  wife  of  George  Ryer- 
son)  £200.  To  Samuel  Ellis  Ryley,  (son  of  William  Ryley)  £200; 
all  to  be  paid  when  of  age.  To  god-child,  Jane,  (daughter  of  Elias 
Burger)  £100.  To  Catharine  (wife  of  Daniel  Westervelt,  of  New 
York  City,  weaver)  the  rents  and  profits  of  4  lots  now  held  by  me 
by  lease  from  the  Corp.  of  the  Episcopal  Church  of  the  City  of  New 
York  (lots  known  as  Nos.  1002-1003  in  Greenwich  St.  and  Nos. 
1014-1015  Second  St.),  with  buildings  thereon,  for  the  term  of  her 
natural  life.  Said  Catharine  Westervelt  is  separated  from  her  hus- 
band; should  she  marry,  or  have  further  children,  the  said  lots,  at 
her  decease,  to  be  equally  divided  between  such  issue  and  her  two 
daughters,  Catharine  and  Jane  Westervelt.  To  child  Catharine 
Westervelt  is  now  pregnant  with,  if  a  son.  Oyster  Island,  commonly 
known  by  the  name  of  Ellis  Island,  and  the  boy  to  be  baptized  Sam- 
uel Ellis;  if  the  child  be  a  girl,  she  is  to  share  with  the  other  children 
in  said  lots.  To  Catharine  Westervelt  and  her  children,  farm  now 
possessed  by  her  and  purchased  from  Jacob  Etsel,  in  Bergen  Co.  To 
daughter,  Rachel,  (wife  of  John  Cooder)  %  of  remainder  and  resi- 
due of  real  and  personal  estate  during  term  of  her  natural  life,  free 
of  control  of  her  husband,  and,  after  her  decease,  unto  her  children, 
Edmund  and  Rachel,  or  in  equal  shares  to  such  issue  as  she  may 
have.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  (wife  of  George  Ryerson)  the  other  ^ 
part  of  residue  of  real  and  personal  estate  during  term  of  her  life; 
then  in  equal  shares  to  her  children,  Samuel,  Nautie  and  Mary,  and 
such  other  issue  as  she  may  have.  To  kinsman,  William  Ryley,  lot 
of  ground  No.  12  in  the  City  of  New  York,  Washington  St.;  also  £100. 
Executors — Elias  Burger,  of  New  York  City,  dock  builder,  Simon 
Van  Antwerp,  of  New  York  City,  ironmonger,  and  William  Ryley, 
now  living  on  my  Island  in  the  Hudson  River.  Witnesses — Mar- 
garet Ryley,  Abraham  Lines,  Jr.,  John  Molleneux.  Proved  July  22, 
1794.  (Original  will  sent  by  Nehemiah  Wade,  to  be  proved  in  New 
York.)  Lib.  32,  p.  395. 

1795,  Jan.  7.  Inventory,  £1,1318.17.0,  being  personal  estate  of 
Samuel  Ellis,  at  Buls  Ferry,  Bergen  Co.;  made  by  John  Cooder  and 
George  Ryerson.  File  3187B. 

1793,  Aug.  12.  Ellis,  Thomas,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Martha  Ellis.    Fellowbondsman — Amos  Sharp;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  '50;  File  11492C. 

1793,  July  25.  Ellison,  Lewis,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Lydia  Ellison,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman— ^Joseph 
Thomson,  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Lib.  S3,  p.  254. 


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1789,  Mar.  31.  Inventory,  £199.9.1;  made  by  Garret  Longstreet 
and  Abraham  Osborn.  File  6863-6866M. 

1792,  July  24.  Elmer,  Daniel,  Sr.,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hester,  1  horse  and  saddle,  and  %  of  real  and  per- 
sonal property  during  her  widowhood.  Son,  Daniel,  V2  of  real  estate 
to  be  used  for  his  education,  and  the  remainder,  when  he  is  21.  Son, 
Charles,  the  other  %  of  real  estate,  when  21.  Daughter,  Hester, 
residue  of  personal  property  when  18.  Executors — wife,  Hester, 
and  Dr.  Ebenezer  Elmer,  Esq.  Witnesses — John  Hampton,  John 
Elmer,  James  Page.     Proved  Sept.  15,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  475. 

1792,  Aug.  29;  Sept,  5.  Inventory,  £330.11.7;  made  by  Ephraim 
Harris  and  Reuben  Burgin.  File  1027F. 

1795,  Nov.  28.  Elmer,  Daniel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Rachel  Ray.     [Original  papers  missing — no  file  for  this.] 

Lib.  35,  p.  299. 

1793,  Apr.  16.  Elstun,  Ralph,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Will- 
iam Elstun  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  Ward- 
ship of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Henry  Line,  of 
Somerset  Co.  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Cole,  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  217;  File  7692-7695G. 

1793,  July  22.  Ely,  George,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Ely.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Pidcock;  both  of  Amwell 
Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  138;  File  1629J. 

1789,  Nov.  23.  Ely,  John,  Sr.,  of  Windsor,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Deborah,  all  goods  she  brought  with  her  at  time  of  marriage; 
also  £14  a  year  while  widow.  Movable  estate  to  be  sold  and  pro- 
ceeds divided  between  each  of  eldest  male  grandchildren  (not 
named).  Sons,  John,  Richard,  William,  Joshua  and  Allison,  have  al- 
ready been  given  their  share  of  real  and  personal  property.  To  son, 
Isaac,  %  of  land  off  west  end  of  home  farm  and  %  of  land  between 
Assanpink  brook  and  the  fence  (on  line  that  Joseph  Skelton  run) 
to  be  taken  from  west  end  of  said  land;  also  l^  of  land  reserved  for 
a  road  from  Allison's  fence  to  line  between  Isaac  and  Allison;  he 
paying  Mary  (wife  of  Joseph  Hutchinson),  £25.  Son,  George,  the 
remaining  half  of  the  2  tracts  of  land;  he  paying  Mary  Hutchinson, 
£25.  Daughter,  Phebe,  £5.  Executors — sons,  Richard,  William, 
Josuha,  Allison,  Isaac  and  George.  Witnesses — William  Martin, 
John  Chamberlain  and  Enoch  Chamberlain,     Proved  Mar.  23,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  195. 

1795,  Mar.  16.  Inventory,  £1165.3;  John  Lawrence  and  John 
Chamberlain.  File  8593-8596L. 

1791,  Aug.  18.  Ely,  Richard,  of  Freehold  Twsp.,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Jemima,  use  of  house,  negro  wench,  Hager,  3  cows, 
2  beds  and  furniture,  and  %  profits  of  place  during  her  widowhood. 
Son,  Samuel,  to  farm  place  until  son,  Joseph,  comes  of  age.  Son, 
John,  wearing  apparel,  and  £300  bond  giving  title  in  place  bought 
from  Richard  Kinnan;  also  negro  boy,  Tom.  Son,  Samuel,  horse 
and  colt  he  now  has,  negro  boy  called,  Ben,  and  tract  bought  from 
Richard  Kinnan  and  Wm.  Martin.  Daughter,  Sarah  Hutchinson, 
£100,  for  which  I  have  Robert's  obligation.  Daughter,  Phebe  Ely, 
£100,  in  son,  John  Ely's,  hands;  also  bed,  etc.,  3  cows  and  6  sheep. 


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Daughter,  Mary  Norton,  £100,  in  Aaron  Ivins'  hands.  Daughter, 
Jemima  Ely,  £100,  in  John  Ely's  hands;  also  bed,  etc.,  3  cows  and  6 
sheep.  Son,  Joseph,  west  half  of  home  place,  and  negro  boy  Bill. 
Son,  Aaron,  the  east  half  of  said  place,  and  negro  boy,  Dan;  they 
or  the  survivor  of  either  to  pay  son,  Samuel,  £100;  and  Joseph  to 
give  Aaron  Vs  profits  until  he  is  21.  Residue  to  be  divided  among 
children — the  girls  1  share  each,  boys  2  shares  each.  Executors — 
brother,  Allison  Ely,  and  son,  Samuel  Ely.  Witnesses — Thomas 
Ewing,  George  Ely,  Achsa  Ely.     Proved  Sept.  14,  1791. 

Lib.   32,  p.   403. 

1791,  Aug.  29.     Inventory,  £1,269.7.6;  made  by  Edward  Taylor 

and  Joseph  Lawrence.  File  64_77-6480M. 

1795,  Oct.  21.  Emans,  Abraham,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Uriah  Lane.  Fellowbondsmen — Jacob  Dodderer  and  James 
Emans;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  136. 

1795,  Oct.  7.  Inventory,  £504.3.8;  made  by  Jacob  Dodderer  and 
William  Hankinson.  File  628S. 

1785,  Oct.  15.  Emens,  Abraham,  Sr.,  of  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Margaret,  choice  of  household  goods,  3  cows,  3  sheep,  and  to 
be  maintained  by  son  Abraham.  Son,  John,  part  of  home  plantation 
on  north  side  of  brook.  Son,  Abraham,  rest  of  plantation  south  of 
brook.  Both  sons,  proprietary  right  in  undivided  lands  in  the  East- 
ern Division.  Daughter,  Ann  (wife  of  George  Smith),  3  cows,  1 
table  and  1  large  pewter  platter.  Grandson,  Abraham  (son  of  son 
Isaac,  dec'd),  £30  and  loom.  Granddaughter,  Ann  (daughter  of 
son  Isaac,  dec'd),  1  feather  bed,  when  18.  Granddaughter,  Rebecca 
(daughter  of  son  Isaac),  1  heifer,  when  21.  Executor — son,  Abra- 
ham. Witnesses — John  Combs,  Jr.,  Cornelius  Schenck,  Jacob  Quak- 
enbush.     Proved  May  16,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  246. 

1793,  May  14.  Inventory,  £73.8.0;  made  by  John  Combs  and 
Jacob  Quakenbush.  File  6867-6870M. 

1791,  May  18.  Emens,  [Emmans],  Nicholas,  of  Wallpack  Twsp., 
Sussex  Co. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Caterena,  use  of  real  and  personal  dur- 
ing her  life.  Son,  John,  5  shillings  as  his  birthright.  Son,  Alexan,- 
der,  2  shillings.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Caterena  and  Elizabeth,  each  one 
shilling;  all  being  above  what  they  have  already  received.  Son,  Dan- 
iel, V2  of  lowland  and  all  upland,  after  decease  or  re-marriage  of 
my  wife.  Daughter,  Sarah,  for  taking  care  of  my  lunatic  son,  Joseph, 
other  half  of  lowland,  and  V3  part  of  orchard.  Son,  Daniel,  personal 
estate  after  decease  of  wife.  Executors — Abraham  Van  Campen, 
Esq.,  and  Jacob  Rosekranse,  Esq.  Witnesses — Robert  Lockerly, 
Abraham  Van  Campen,  Jr.,  Abraham  Brokaw.  Proved  June  18, 
1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  39. 

1791,  May  31.  Inventory,  £123.0.6,  made  by  Daniel  Decker  and 
John  Mushback.  File  410S. 

1794,  Oct.  30.  Emery,  Ann,  Peter,  Jr.  and  Catherine,  of  Lebanon 
Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.  Wards.  Children  of  Peter  Emery,  black- 
smith, of  said  place,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  George  Gearhart,  of  La- 
banon  Twsp.,  said  Co.;  he  being  the  father  of  the  widow  of  said 
Peter  Emery,  and  that  she  is  likewise  deceased;  therefore  asks  for 
the  guardianship  of  his  said  grandchildren.  Guardian — George  Gear- 
hart.  Fellowbondsman — Harbert  Hommer,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp., 
said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  170. 


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1806,  Oct.  22.  Account  of  George  Gearhart,  Guardian. 

File  1672J. 

1794,  Oct.  6.  Emery,  Peter,  Jr.,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Jacob  Emery  and  Michael  Shirts,  Jr.,  farmers. 
Fellowbondsman — Peter  Emery,  blacksmith;  all  of  said  place. 

Lib.  35,  p.  138. 

1794,  Sept.  22.  Caveat  against  granting  Letters  of  Administra- 
tion, until  Elizabeth  Emery  (widow  of  dec'd  Peter),  who  is  now 
sick,  shall  apply  for  that  purpose.     Signed — J.  Smith,  Attorney. 

1794,  Oct.  1.  Inventory  (personal)  £604.04.111/^  and  book  ac- 
counts, £132.10.81/4;  made  by  Dr.  John  Grandin  and  John  Vanfleet. 

1795,  Oct.  6.     Account  by  the  Adm'rs.  File  1673J. 

1795,  May  27.  Emley,  John,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Robert  Emley  and  Joseph  King.  Fellowbondsman — David  McFer- 
son;  all  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  170. 

1795,  June  15.  Inventory,  £1531.13.6;  made  by  David  McFerson, 
Benjamin  Guile  and  Jeremiah  King. 

1796,  May  4.  Petition  of  Gersham  Mott,  of  said  Co.,  for  division 
of  lands  of  John  Emley,  dec'd.  That  said  John  Emley  died  without 
issue;  the  petitioner  being  a  son  of  Elizabeth  Mott,  dec'd,  a  sister  of 
said  John  Emley,  and  thereof  one  of  the  next  of  kin. 

1796,  May  4.  Petition  of  William  Van  Horn,  of  said  Co.,  for  di- 
vision of  lands  of  said  John  Emley,  dec'd ;  among  the  respective  heirs 
at  law,  i.e.,  one  brother,  Robert  Emley,  2  sisters,  Sarah  (wife  of 
Aaron  Watson)  and  Rebecca  (now  widow  of  Daniel  Potts) ;  also, 
Sarah  (only  child  of  William  Emley,  dec'd,  a  brother  of  said  John 
Emley,  dec'd),  the  children  of  Elisha  Emley,  dec'd  (a  brother),  the 
children  of  Lucia  Van  Horn  (a  sister),  the  children  of  Elizabeth 
Mott,  and  the  children  of  Nancy  Forman.  Whereas  a  number  of 
the  heirs  are  under  21  yeai's  of  age,  the  petitioner  (son  of  Lucia 
Van  Horn,  dec'd),  prays  that  a  commission  be  appointed  for  the  pur- 
pose of  effecting  said  division. 

1796,  Nov.  8.  Report  of  Silas  Condict,  one  of  the  committee  ap- 
pointed by  the  Orphans'  Court  for  division  of  lands;  that  the  peculiar 
situation  of  the  estate  of  said  John  Emley,  dec'd,  makes  legislative 
aid  necessary. 

1796,  Nov.  7.  Petition  to  the  Legislative  Council  and  General  As- 
sembly, signed  by  Robert  Emley,  Aaron  Watson,  Sarah  Watson,  Re- 
becca Potts,  Aaron  Forman,  Edward  T.  Forman,  John  E.  Forman, 
Ruth  Mott,  Lucy  Mott,  Mary  Mott  and  Sarah  Emley  (heirs  at  law  of 
said  John  Emley,  dec'd),  that  a  law  be  passed  appointing  Trustees 
to  sell  and  convey  all  real  estate  of  the  said  John  Emley;  also  to  re- 
ceive deeds  and  to  give  deeds  to  persons  who  have  purchased  of  him. 
That  the  said  John  Emley  left  real  estate  amounting  to  about  six  or 
seven  thousands  pounds  to  be  divided  between  his  3  brothers  and  5 
sisters  and  their  heirs;  some  of  the  brothers  and  sisters  being  de- 
ceased. Real  estate  consists  of  improved  farm  of  300  acres  in  Alex- 
andria Twsp.,  said  Co.,  with  large  mansion  house,  kitchen,  office, 
barn,  stables,  coach  house,  hovels,  barracks  and  other  buildings;  also 
3  farms  and  2  lots  in  Kingwood  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  and  2  lots  in  Bethle- 
hem Twsp.,  said  Co.;  also  a  grist  and  oil  mill  in  Lebanon  Twsp.,  said 
Co.,  and  a  lot  of  unimproved  land  in  Morris  Co.  That  John  Emley, 
in  his  life  time,  did  sell  several  pieces  of  land  to:  i.e..  Garret  Coven- 
hoven,  Peter  Wycoff,  Cornelius  Hoff  and  John  Allen ;  also  a  grist  and 


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oil  mill  to  Bartles  and  Worts,  and  a  tanyard  to  John  Ganow,  on 
which  sales  part  of  purchase  money  was  paid.  Also,  one  of  the  farms 
(148  acres)  in  Bethlehem  Twsp.,  was  purchased  by  said  John  Emley 
of  Henry  Cuyler,  dec'd,  and  the  deed  to  be  made  for  same  by  James 
Parker  and  Abraham  Ogden,  Trustees  to  said  Cuyler,  on  which  a 
balance  is  due.  That  Bartles  and  Worts,  who  had  purchased  the 
grist  and  oil  mill,  have  both  left  the  state,  and  have  conveyed  their 
right  to  another  person.  Also  due  to  the  minority  of  several  of  the 
heirs  and  the  above  reasons,  a  special  Trustee  should  be  appointed. 

1797,  Feb.  7.  Robert  Emley  and  Joseph  King,  appointed  Trustees, 
by  order  of  the  Committee;  signed  by  Elisha  Walton. 

1797,  Nov.  17.  Release  and  Refunding  Bond  of  Sarah  Emley  and 
Elizabeth  Olden,  of  Alexandria  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  for  £78.13.9.;  for 
their  share  of  personal.     Witness — Mary  Emley. 

1797,  Nov.  17.  Release  and  Refunding  Bond  of  Rebecca  Potts 
and  John  Potts,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  for  £78.13.9;  for  their 
share  of  personal.     Witnesses — Gersham  Mott  and  Ruth  Mott. 

1797,  Nov.  23.  Release  and  Refunding  Bond  of  Ruth  Mott,  Lucy 
Mott  and  Evan  Runyan,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  for  £39.6.10; 
being  for  their  share  of  personal.  Witnesses — Isaac  Warrack  and 
Nancy  Baldwin. 

1797,  Dec.  7.  Release  and  Refunding  Bond  of  Samuel  Holcomb, 
Joseph  Reading,  Jr.  and  Henry  Gilbert,  of  the  Twsp.  of  Amwell,  said 
Co.,  for  £49.1.8;  being  their  share  or  %  part  of  the  personal  estate. 
Witness — Imla  Drake. 

1798,  May  30.  Release  and  Refunding  Bond  of  Lucy  Mott  and 
Evan  Runyan,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  for  £13.2.4  (being  the 
share  of  William  Mott,  who  being  adult  and  not  capable  of  taking 
care  of  himself).     Witness — Mary  Emley. 

1798,  Jan.  9.  Release  and  Refunding  Bond  of  Gersham  Mott,  of 
Chatbum,  Alexandria  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  for  £13.2.4.;  for  his  share  of 
personal  estate.     Jonas  Chatburn — Surety,     Witness — Mary  Emley. 

1799,  Nov.  28.  Release  and  Refunding  Bond  of  John  E.  Forman, 
of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  for  £79.18;  being  %  share  of  personal. 
Surety — Ralph  Guild.     Witness — Jacob  Hull.  File  1707J. 

1794,  Oct.  29.  Emmans,  Jeromas,  of  Readington  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Joseph  Hankinson  and  Cornelius  Emmans, 
of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Groff,  of  Amwell  Twsp., 
said  Co.,  farmer.  Lib.  35,  p.  139. 

1794.  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £271.16.3;  made  by  Samuel  GrofF  and 
Tunis  Quick,  Jr. 

1796,  May  6.     Account  by  the  Adm'rs.  File  1674J. 

1792,  Apr.  28.  England,  Thomas,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Daniel  England.  Fellowbondsman — Aquilah  Barber;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  443. 

1792,  Apr.  26.  Inventory,  £43.18.10;  made  by  Aquilah  Barber 
and  John  Smith.  File  1810H. 

1793,  Oct.  9.  Engle,  John,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Cornelius  Albertson  and  John  Freas,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Freas,  Sr.,  and  Paul  Engle;  all  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  842. 

1793,  Oct.  8.  Inventory,  £206.2.7;  made  by  Peter  Belles  and 
William  Sutton.  File  555S. 


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1793,  Nov.  25.  Engle,  William,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Jane  Engle  and  Jacob  Engle.  Fellowbondsman — Paul 
Engle;  all  of  Knowlton,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  341. 

1793,  Nov.  1.  Inventory,  £126.7.10;  made  by  Cornelius  Albertson 
and  John  Teeple.  File  574S. 

1793,  Mar.  30.  English,  Elizabeth,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.,  will  of.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  English,  wearing 
apparel,  6  large  and  6  small  silver  spoons,  household  furniture 
and  £100  with  interest  to  day  she  marries,  or  is  21.  Grandson,  James 
English,  £100  with  interest,  when  21.  Son,  Robert,  remainder  of 
estate  both  real  and  personal.  Executor — Henry  Harper.  Witnesses 
— Margaret  Clark,  Eunice  Montgomery.     Proved  Apr.  24,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  240. 

1794,  Jan.  18.  Inventory,  £28.5.3.,  of  goods  left  to  grandchildren, 
children  of  son  Robert  English;  made  by  Alexander  Montgomery  and 
William  Thompson.  File  6871-6878M. 

1791,  Aug.  4.  English,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Peter  Ellis  and  Samuel  Woolman,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  said  Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Bunting,  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  182. 

1791  Aug.  8.  Inventory,  £315.9.1,  made  by  Philip  Bowne  and 
John  Folwell.  File  11379C. 

1795,  June  19.  Eoff,  Jacob,  of  Bedminster  Twsp.,  Somerset  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  both  real  and  personal  estate  while  widow, 
and  Va  should  she  marry.  Daughter,  Mary  Stul  (wife  of  John  Stul), 
income  of  %  of  estate  should  wife  marry,  with  annual  income  of  all 
estate  after  wife's  decease,  during  her  life;  then  to  be  divided  among 
her  issue.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  friend,  William  McEowen. 
Witnesses — Matthew  Lane,  Robert  Eoff,  Abraham  Brown.  Proved 
Nov.  26,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  '533,  File  974R. 

1794,  Sept.  30.  Erickson,  John,  Jr.,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Michael  Erickson,  Jr.  and  Thomas  Geran.  Fellowbondsman — 
Michael  Erickson,  Sr. ;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  424. 

1794,  Sept.  29.  Inventory,  £59.10.0;  made  by  Aaron  Brewer, 
Stephen  Barkalow  and  James  Johnson.  File  7037-7042M. 

1793,  June  1.  Estell,  Joseph,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Estell.  Fellowbondsmen — Samuel  Stell  and  Benjamin 
Treen;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  99;  File  1848H. 

1792,  Dec.  28.  Estlack,  Thomas,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Estate  to  be  equally  divided  between,  mother,  brothers 
and  sisters,  i.e.,  Sarah  Estlack,  Hezekiah  Estlack,  Francis  Estlack, 
and  Mary  Cozens,  wife  of  Nathan  Cozens.  Executor — friend,  Jef- 
fery  Clark,  Esq.  Witnesses — Michael  Turner  and  Uriah  Paul. 
Proved  Jan.  14,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  70. 

1793,  Jan.  5.  Inventory,  £506.15.10;  made  by  David  Brown  and 
Nathan  Paul.  File   1849H. 

1783,  Feb.  8.  Evens,  Jacob,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co., 
farmer;  will  of.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Esther  Evens,  each  to  have 
a  bed  and  bedding  and  £150,  when  18;  also  the  privilege  of  house 
and  garden  while  single  or  in  case  of  their  widowhood.  Son,  Thomas, 


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remainder  of  personal  property  and  all  real  estate.  Executors — 
son,  Thomas  Evens,  and  friend,  Samuel  Allinson.  Witnesses — Joseph 
Heulings,  William  Troth,  Paul  Troth.     Proved  Mar.  1,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  173. 

1791,  Feb.  23.  Inventory,  £473.7.7,  made  by  William  Troth  and 
Samuel  Evans.  File  11380C. 

1793,  Mar.  20.  Evens,  Lewis,  Jr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Lewis  Evens  of  Woodbridge,  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  w^ard  being 
out  of  the  Wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of 
Ebenezer  Ford,   Guardian.     Fellowbondsman — Jonathan   Bloomfield. 

Lib.  33,  p.  232;  File  8181-8184L. 

1792,  Dec.  20.  Everes,  (Everson),  Barret,  of  the  Township  and 
County  of  Bergen;  will  of.  Wife,  Jane,  V2  of  personal  property  and 
Vz  of  proceeds  from  sale  of  land  for  bringing  up  son,  Jacob.  Son, 
Jacob,  the  other  half  of  proceeds  from  land,  and  V2  of  personal, 
when  21.  (Land  under  lease  from  Myndard  Garrebrantse).  Execu- 
tors— brother,  Jacob  Evertson,  and  friend,  Mathew  Newkirk,  (son 
of  Powles  Newkirk).  Witnesses — John  Everson,  Daniel  Cock  and 
John   Outwater.      Proved  Jan.   23,   1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  162;  File  2299B. 

1793,  Dec.  9.  Everet,  William,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Milesent  Everet  and  Morrison  Beardsley.  Fellowbondsman 
— Augustine  Anderson;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  341. 

1793,  Dec.  5.  Inventory,  £63.18.0;  made  by  John  Willson  and 
Augustine  Anderson.  File  556S. 

1795,  Jan.  22.  Everett,  Ezekiel,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
Martha  Everett.    Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Inslee;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  200. 

1794,  Nov.  25.     Inventory,  £362.1.6;  made  by  Joseph  Inslee. 

Lib.  35,  p.  200;  File  8587-8'592L. 
1794,  Aug.  6.  Evernham,  William,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Unity,  all  household  goods  and  what  was  her 
property  before  our  marriage.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Evernham,  chest 
of  drawers  that  v/as  her  mother's.  Wife  and  6  children,  i.e.,  Sarah, 
William,  Elizabeth,  Benjamin,  John  and  Samuel,  each  an  equal  share 
of  estate;  the  sons  when  21;  the  daughters  when  18.  Executors — 
wife.  Unity,  and  friend,  John  Ridgway.  Witnesses — Joshua  New- 
bold,  Thomas  Rakestraw,  Hannah  Egley.     Proved  Oct.  14,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  482. 

1794,  Oct.  13.  Inventory,  £365.4.0;  made  by  Daniel  Zelley  and 
Joshua  Newbold.  File  11538C. 

1795,  Dec.  30.  Ewan,  William,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  Ewan.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Newton;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  254. 

1795,  Dec.  8.  Inventory,  £31.12.3;  made  by  George  French  ana 
Joseph  Newton.  File  11596C. 

1788,  May  7.  Farow,  William,  of  Little  Eggharbour  Twsp., 
Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  2  beds,  with  furniture. 
One  grey  mare,  2  cows  and  calves,  4  sheep,  6  pewter  plates,  2  pewter 
platters,  articles  of  furniture  and  use  of  best  room.  Daughter,  Sarah, 
(wife  of  Moses  Robins),  1  cow  and  calf,  2  sheep  and  V4,  of  16  acres 


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of  cedar  swamp  purchased  of  David  Jacques,  together  with  deed  for 
14  of  plantation  adjoining  John  Cavilleer's  plantation,  already  con- 
veyed by  deed.  Daughter,  Martha  (wife  of  Solomon  Leeds),  1  cow 
and  calf,  2  sheep;  also  %  part  of  home  plantation  and  ^A  of  cedar 
swamp.  Daughter,  Ann  Farrow,  i/4  part  of  home  plantation  and  V4. 
part  of  cedar  swamp;  also  room  in  house  while  single.  Daughter, 
Margaret  Fanow,  M  part  of  home  plantation  containing  the  house,  • 
joining  land  given  to  her  sister  Ann  on  the  one  side  and  to  join  Will- 
iam Johnson's  land  on  the  other  side;  also  %  part  of  cedar  swamp. 
To  daughters,  Ann  and  Margaret,  residue  of  live-stock,  farming 
utensils  and  movable  estate,  to  be  divided  between  them.  Executors 
— wife,  Margaret  and  son-in-law,  Moses  Robbins.  Witnesses — John 
Cavileer,  Jonathan  Johnson,  George  Edwards.     Proved  Sept.  9,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  234. 

1795,  Sept.  5.     Inventory,  £191.14.7;  made  by  Jonathan  Johnson 

and  William  Weatherby.  File  11597C. 

1785,  Jan.  12.  Farrand,  Bethuel,  of  Pequanack  Twsp.,  Morris 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rhody,  use  of  V3  of  real  estate  during  her  life. 
Lot  of  land  purchased  of  Amos  Young  to  be  sold.  Sons,  Daniel, 
Nathan,  Moses,  Samuel  and  Bethuel,  an  equal  share  of  land,  when 
21;  Nathan  to  have  house  bought  of  the  Adm'rs  of  Joseph  Kitchell, 
Jr.,  (land  on  Rockaway  River  adjoining  land  of  Justin  Gould.) 
Daughters,  Elizabeth,  Hannah  and  Rebecca,  each  £30,  when  18.  Ex- 
ecutors to  be  in  charge  of  children;  sons,  Samuel,  Moses  and  Bethuel 
to  be  put  to  trades;  and  daughters,  Hannah  and  Rebecca,  to  be 
placed  in  some  good  place  to  be  brought  up.  Executors — Phinehas 
Farrand  and  Aaron  Kitchell.  Witnesses — Jacob  Gould,  Amos  Young, 
Caleb  Gould.     Proved  July  1,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  147. 

1794,  June  27.  Inventory,  £169.16.2;  made  by  Jonathan  Gains 
and  John  Hennion.  File  843N. 

1791,  Dec.  12.  Farrand,  James,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Charlotte  Farrand,  Enos  Farrand  and  John  Dodd.  Fellow- 
bondsmen — John  Morris  and  Samuel  Ward;  all  of  Newark,  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  506. 

1792,  July  2.  Inventory,  £92.17.11,  made  by  Moses  Farrand  and 
Samuel  Dodd.  File  7240-7249G. 

1794,  Feb.  6.  Fearclo  [Fairclo],  Thomas,  of  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Isaac  Fearclo.  Fellowbondsman — William  Liddel;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  157. 

1794,  Feb.  6.     Renunciation  by  Kezia  Fearclo,  the  widow. 

File  844N. 

1795,  Aug.  10.  Fenimore,  David,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Joseph  Fenimore,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Paul  Wil- 
merton.  Guardian — Paul  Wilmerton.  Fellowbondsman — Uriah  Cos- 
till;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  257;  File  11599C. 

1791,  May  17.  Fenimore,  Hannah,  of  Burlington  Twsp.  and  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Son,  Philip  White,  all  real  estate,  daughter,  Mary 
Fenimore,  all  personal  estate,  which  is  to  be  sold  and  money  put 
to  interest  for  her  bringing  up.  Executor — brother,  Henry  Kail. 
Witnesses — Ellis  Wright,  John  Erwin  and  Abraham  Scott.  Proved 
July   6,   1791.  Lib.   32,   p.    138. 


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1791,  July  6.  Inventory,  £117.00.7;  made  by  Joseph  Scott  and 
Abraham   Scott.  File   11381C. 

1795,  June  23.  Fenimore,  Joseph,  of  Willingborough  Twsp.,  Bur- 
lington Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Timothy  Bishop  and  Abraham  Fenimore. 
Fellowbondsman — Richard  Smith.  Lib.  35,  p.  251. 

1795,  July  2.  Inventory,  £706.14.;  made  by  Robert  Lucas  and 
Paul  Wilmerton.  File  11598C. 

1795,  Aug,  13.  Fenimore,  Richard  and  Daniel  C,  of  Burlington 
Co.  Wards.  Children  of  Joseph  Fenimore,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd,  (under 
14).  Guardian — Isaac  Fenimore.  Fellowbondsman — Timothy  Bishop ; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  257;  File  11599C. 

1795,  Aug.  11.  Fenimore,  Samuel  Perkins,  of  Burlington  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  Joseph  Fenimore,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of 
William  Deacon.  Guai'dian — William  Deacon.  Fellowbondsman — 
Abraham  Fenimore.  Lib.  35,  p.  257;  File  11599C. 

1793,  Nov.  29.  Fenimore,  Sarah,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  John  Fenimore,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out 
of  the  wardship  of  her  guardian  in  Soccage;  makes  choice  of  Na- 
thaniel Parker  as  her  guardian.  Fellowbondsman — John  Fort;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  55;  File  11493C. 

1795,  Apr.  15.  Ferrill,  Catharine,  of  Essex  Co,  Ward,  Said  ward 
having  personal  estate.  Guardian — John  Ferrill.  (No  original  papers 
on  file).  Lib.  33,  p,  502, 

1794,  Feb.  21.  Fetters,  Charles,  of  Willingborough  Twsp.,  Bur- 
lington Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Charles  W.  Fetters.  Fellowbondsman — 
Uriah  Costill;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  480. 

1794,  Feb.  25.    Inventory,  £15.16.4;  made  by  Uriah  Costill. 

File  11'539C. 

1791,  Oct.  14.  Field,  Michael,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Nelly,  all  household  furniture,  plate,  goods  and  chattels, 
except  my  mill  utensils;  all  my  negroes,  both  old  and  young,  and 
£1,200;  also  use  of  all  real  estate  during  her  life.  To  brother, 
Richard  Field,  £150.  To  cousin,  Jeremiah  Van  Deventer,  £100. 
Cousin,  Jacob  Van  Deventer,  £4()0.  Cousin,  John  Pool,  Jr.,  £300. 
To  Mary  Ten  Eyck,  (daughter  of  my  brother)  Jeremiah  Field,  £100. 
To  Mary  Covenhoven  and  Elizabeth  Clark  (daughters  of  my  brother, 
John  Field)  £100  each.  To  Anne  Wortman  (daughter  of  my  brother, 
Richard  Field),  £100.  To  Michael  Garrish,  (grandson  of  my  sister, 
Hannah,  dec'd),  £400,  when  21.  To  Trustees  of  the  Presbyterian 
Congregation  of  Boundbrook,  £500,  to  be  put  to  interest,  and 
interest  used  for  supporting  the  Gospel;  also  £500  for  a  free  school; 
which  is  to  be  put  to  interest  until  such  school  may  be  erected  by 
the  Presbyterian  Congregation  of  Boundbrook;  also  my  executors 
are  to  give  said  Church  an  additional  £100,  to  be  disposed  of  for  the 
benefit  of  the  church.  Michael  Garrish  (sister's  grandson),  to  be 
supported  and  given  schooling,  and,  when  of  suitable  age  put  out  to 
learn  a  trade.  Residue  of  bonds  or  bank  notes  to  be  equally  divided 
between  all  my  brothers'  sons  that  shall  be  alive  at  my  decease,  and 
Michael  Garrish.  After  wife's  decease,  real  estate  to  be  sold,  and 
an    additional    £400    given    to    the    Presbyterian    Congregation    of 


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Bouiidbrook.  Residue  from  sale  of  land  to  brothers'  sons  (not 
named)  and  Michael  Garrish.  Executors — wife,  Nelly  Field,  James 
Van  Duyn  and  Abraham  Staats.  Witnesses — Azariah  Coon,  Michael 
Gordon,    Sussannah    Kelly.     Proved    Feb.    13,    1792. 

Lib.  32.  pp.  513,  517. 
1792,  Feb.  14.  Inventory  by  Jacob  De  Groot  and  Joseph  Black- 
ford, £7,935.16.1,  including  bonds  and  notes  against,  John  Field, 
William  Lane,  Richard  Field,  Sr.,  Tobias  Van  Norden,  Jacques 
Voorhees,  John  Bray,  John  Sebring,  Jr.,  Tunis  Van  Middlesworth, 
Isaac  Clarkson,  Thomas  Vail,  Peter  Van  Norden,  Jeremiah  Clark, 
Peter  Harpending,  Jacob  Buys,  Jacob  Foster,  John  Powers,  John 
Pool,  Jr.;  Robert  Cannaday,  Jacob  Van  Deventer,  Godfrey  Rein- 
heart.     [Book  accounts  and  bad  debts  also  fully  stated]. 

File  8021-8024L,  8465-8476L. 

1794,  Apr.  12.  Fields,  John,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Williams  Fields  and  Joseph  Sherred.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Lowrey;  all  of  Alexandria  Twsp.,  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  140;  File  1675J. 

1792,    July    30.     Finch,    Jabez,    of    Hardyston,    Sussex    Co.     Int. 

Adm'rs — Sarah    Finch,    the    widow,    and    Jacob    Feagles,    Jr.,     of 

Warwick,  Orange  Co.,  N.  Y.    Fellowbondsman — Thos.  Armstrong,  of 

Newtown,  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.   170. 

1792,  Aug.  20.  Inventory,  £201.16.8,  made  by  Daniel  Flanagan 
and  Thos.  Armstrong.  File  525S. 

1795,  Dec.  9.  Finley,  John  H.,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Abraham  Sperling.    Fellowbondsman — John  Bray. 

Lib.  35,  p.  199;  File  8605-8606L. 
1774,  Mar.  18.  Fish,  Isaac,  of  Waterford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Grace,  a  room  in  house,  and  1  acre  of  son  Isaac's 
part  for  her  use  while  my  widow.  Son,  William,  part  of  plantation 
bounded  by  lands  of  Thomas  Hobkins,  Peter  Clement  and  Delaware 
River,  when  21.  Son,  Shadrach,  10  acres,  off  William's  land, 
when  21.  Son,  Isaac,  remainder  of  plantation.  Daughter,  Rebecca 
Fish,  £3'5,  when  24.  Daughters,  Esther  Fish  and  Elinor  Fish,  each 
£35,  when  21.  Sons,  Mashach  and  Jasper,  each  £50,  when  21;  paid 
by  son  Isaac.  Son,  Jasper,  the  land  devised  to  sons,  William  and 
Shadrach,  should  either  of  them  die  before  21.  Son,  Mashach,  land 
devised  to  son,  Isaac,  if  he  dies  before  21.  Wife  to  receive  rents 
and  profits  of  farm  until  son,  Isaac,  is  of  age;  when  personal 
property  is  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  between  sons,  William, 
Isaac  and  Shadrach.  Executors — wife,  Grace,  and  son,  Isaac.  Wit- 
nesses— Benjamin  Van  Leer,  Joseph  Stokes,  John  Benner.  Proved 
Feb.  8,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  77;  File  1850H. 

1793,  Mar.  20.  Fithian,  Daniel,  of  Fairfield  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rhodah,  use  of  estate  to  bring  up  the  children; 
then  a  settlement  to  be  made  between  her  and  the  children's 
Guardian;  each  male  child,  2  shares,  and  each  female  child,  1  share. 
(Childrens'  names  not  given.)  Guardian  of  the  children,  friend, 
Ephraim  Brick.  Executrix — wife  Rhodah.  Witnesses — Michael 
Swing  and  James  Ogden.    Proved  Apr.  29,  1793.       Lib.  33.  p.  126, 

1793,  Apr.  17.  Inventory,  £116.2.6;  made  by  Amos  Westcott,  and 
James  Ogden.  File  1043F. 

1791,  Aug.  21.    Fithian,  Jonathan,  of  Fairfield  Township,  Cumber- 


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land  Co.,  tailor;  will  of.  Field  opposite  house  to  be  sold  to  pay 
debts.  Wife,  Lydia,  a  bed,  bedding,  red  chest  and  Bible,  and  50 
pounds  of  salt  pork.  Daughter,  Rebeckeh,  all  my  estate  both  real 
and  personal,  and  %  of  the  plantation  to  be  rented  for  her  use. 
Executor — brother.  Lot  Fithian  and  Rebecca  Fithian.  Witnesses — 
Joseph  Linsey,  David  Fithian.     Proved  Sept,  17,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  266. 

1791,  Aug.  29.  Inventory,  £56.13.1,  made  by  James  Ogden  and 
Joseph  Linsey.  File  1015F. 

1792,  Feb.  2.  Fitz  Randolph,  Benjamin,  of  Hatford,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Reuben  Fitz  Randolph.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Randolph;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  34,  p.  345. 

1792,  Mar.  6.  Inventory,  £289.19.11;  made  by  Reuben  Randolph 
and  Amos  Pharo.  File  6751-6756M. 

1791,  Apr.  28.  [Fitz]  Randolph,  Ephraim  of  Piscataway  Twsp., 
Middlesex  Co.,  will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Son, 
Lewis,  £100.  Son,  Stelle,  £300.  Daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Mercy, 
each  £20.  Daughter,  Isabella,  £30.  Daughter,  Rachel,  £15.  The  2 
sons,  the  residue.  Executors — sons,  Lewis  and  Stelle,  and  sonrin-law, 
Hezekiah  Smith.  Witnesses — Ephraim  Pyatt,  Oliver  Stelle,  Mary 
Fitz  Randolph.    Proved  Nov.  20,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  223. 

1793,  Nov.  19.  Inventory,  £365.3.3;  made  by  George  Drake  and 
Ephraim  Pyatt.  File   8253-8258L. 

1795,  Feb.  4.  Fitz  Randolph,  Ephraim,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  £400;  also  negro  woman,  negro  boy,  rid- 
ing chair,  2  cows  and  household  furniture  and  2  rooms  in  house 
while  widow.  Sons,  Isaac  and  Stelle,  home  plantation  and  mills; 
they  to  provide  for  their  mother  and  to  pay  son,  Lewis,  £350.  (Sons, 
Stelle  and  Lewis  not  of  age.)  Son,  Benjamin,  land  on  the  Plains 
bought  of  brother,  Jacob  Randolph  and  5  acres  of  woodland,  father 
Joseph  Randolph  gave  testator;  also  £150.  Executors — wife  Rachel 
and  brothers  Samuel  and  Daniel  F.  Randolph.  Witnesses — ^John 
Bartholemew,  William  Lupardus  and  Francis  Drake.  Proved  Dec. 
31,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  186. 

[1798,  Jan.  16,  ?]  Inventory,  £1,135.9.2;  made  by  Samuel  Drake 
and  Richard  Hollom.  File  8677-8678L,9419-9422L. 

1794,  June  18.    Fitz  Randolph,  David,  Justus,  Isaac  and  Rhoda,  of 

Somerset  Co.  Wards.  Children  of  Gilbert  Fitz  Randolph,  of  said 
Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  Mary  Fitz  Randolph  (the  mother),  that 
a  guardian  be  appointed  for  her  said  children.  Guardian — Ezra 
Woodden.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Smalley;  both  of  Bametts  Town, 
Somerset  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  449;  File  967R. 

1793,  Oct.  28.  Fitz  Randolph,  Gilbert,  of  Bernardstown,  Somerset 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Mary  Fitz  Randolph,  of  said  place  and  Abraham 
Dunham,  of  Piscataway.  Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah  Fitz  Randolph, 
of  Elizabeth,   Essex  Co.  Lib.   33,   p.   274. 

1793,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £623.8.5;  made  by  Jonathan  Ayers 
and  Jacob  Fitz  Randolph.  File  922R. 

1794,  Ausr.   18.    Fitz  Randolph,  James  and  Peter,  of  Somerset  Co. 


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Wards.  Sons  of  Gilbert  Fitz  Randolph,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On 
petition  of  said  wards  Ezra  Woodden  was  appointed  their  Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — David  Smalley;  both  of  Barnetts  Town,  said  Co. 

Lib.   33,  p.   449;  File  966R. 

1794,  Dec.  29.  Fitzrandolph,  Doctor  John,  of  Bernardstown. 
Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Isaac  Smalley.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob 
Lewis,  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  33,  p.  448;  File  938R. 

1795,  May  4.  Fitz  Randolph,  Molleson,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Hannah,  one  horse,  2  cows,  household  goods  and  to  be  pro- 
vided for  by  son  Asa;  also  sons,  Nehemiah,  Reune  and  A.sa,  each 
to  pay  her  £7  yearly.  Granddaughter,  Sarah  Dunn  (wife  of  Phinias 
Dunn),  piece  of  salt  meadow  on  east  side  of  Little  Creek.  Grand- 
daughter, Osee  Fitz  Randolph,  50  acres  bought  of  Joseph  Campbell 
(whereon  my  son  David  built)  and  1  cow,  when  18.  Remainder  of 
estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  all  my  heirs  (not  named). 
Executors — sons,  Nehemiah  and  Reune  Fitz  Randolph  and  son-in- 
law,  Ephraim  Drake.  Witnesses — Gersham  Dunn,  Joslin  Shekleworth 
and  Roda   Soper.    Proved   Dec.   28,   1795.  Lib.   35,   p.    190. 

1795,  Dec.  21.  Inventory,  £128.14.0;  made  by  Reune  Runyon  and 
Abraham  Cornell.  File  8679-8688L. 

1795,  Mar.  12.  Fitz  Randolph,  Nathaniel,  Jr.,  of  Middlesex  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  Nathaniel  Fitz  Randolph,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes 
choice  of  John  Conway  as  his  guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Walter 
K.  Cook;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  202;  File  8689-8692L. 

1792,  Feb.  16.  Fitz  Randolph,  Thomas,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Abraham  Dunham  and  Bazillai  Fitz  Randolph.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Benj.  Foster.  Lib.  34,  p.  315;  File  8115-8116L. 

1792  Jan.  6.  Flago,  John,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Susan- 
nah Flago.    Fellowbondsman — Conrad  Bowman;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.   182. 

1791,  Dec.  27.  Inventory,  £77.14.0,  made  by  John  Middleton 
and   Caleb  Evans.  File    11437C. 

1792,  Feb.  29.  Fleet,  Thomas,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Anna  Fleet.  Fellowbondsman — Peter  Johnston ;  both  of  said 
place  and  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.   344. 

1791,  Mar.  28.  Inventory,  £197.6.9;  made  by  William  Herbert  and 
Peter  Johnson.  File  6707-6712M. 

1792,  June  16.  Flemming,  William,  of  Bethlehem  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elenor,  to  be  supported  by  other  legatees, 
during  her  life.  Daughters,  Elenor  McDannel  and  Martha  Flemming, 
each  20  shillings.  Grandson,  William  Flemming,  Jr.,  wagon,  plough, 
black  horse,  one  mare  and  cow  bought  from  John  Crawford.  Grand- 
daughter, Martha  Flemming,  a  black  and  white  heifer.  Residue  'to 
be  divided  between  daughter,  Martha  Flemming,  grandson,  William 
Flemming,  granddaughter,  Martha  Flemming,  grandson,  Melkim 
Flemming  and  granddaughter,  Rebekah  Flemming.  (Grand  children, 
with  exception  of  William,  all  under  age.)  Executors — daughter, 
Martha  Flemming  and  grandson,  William  Flemming.  Witnesses — 
Mathias  Abel,  John  Crawford  and  Jacob  Bonnel.  Proved  Feb.  4, 
1795.  Lib.  36,  p.   138. 


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1795,  Feb.  7.  Inventory,  £101.8.3;  made  by  John  Chamberlin 
and  John   Crawford. 

1796,  Feb.  4.  Account  made  by  William  Fleming,  one  of  the 
Executors.  File   17  08  J. 

1794,  Dec.  16.  Fletcher,  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Fletcher.  Feliowbondsman — Jonathan  Marker;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  80. 

1794,  Dec.  8.    Inventory,  £127.8.1;  made  by  Jonathan  Harker. 

File  1889H. 

1793,  Dec.  2,  Flo<^-k,  Matthais,  of  Roxbury  Twsp.,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Admr's — Barbara  Flock,  of  said  Co.,  and  Martin  Swartzwelder,  of 
Sussex  Co.    Feliowbondsman — Christopher  Kern,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.   156. 

1793,  Nov.  30.  Inventory,  £120.3.3;  made  by  Matthias  Dufford 
and  Chi'istopher  Kern.  i-ile  819N. 

1792,  Oct.  23.  Florance,  Simon,  of  Somerset  Co.,  (late  of  Cape 
Francois,  on  the  Island  of  Hispaniola)  ;  will  of.  To  cousin,  John 
Baptist  Philip  Antoine,  all  my  estate  both  here  and  in  the  West 
Indies.  Executors — friend,  Louis  Poerson  and  John  Baptist  Philip 
Antoine.  Witnesses — Joseph  Huban,  Lewis  Blaize,  Jr.  Proved  Nov. 
10,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  99;  File  899R. 

1784,  April  18.  Foord  (Ford),  Mary,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex 
Co.,  widow  of  Charles  Foord;  will  of.  To  cousin,  Catharine  Wright, 
£5.  To  Anna  Martin  (daughter  of  David  Wright,  now  wife  of 
James  Martin),  y2  of  real  and  personal.  To  Cambell  Dunham  (son 
of  Daniel  and  Catharine  Dunham),  the  other  V2  of  real  and  per- 
sonal, when  21;  should  he  die  before  becoming  of  age,  his  share 
to  Catharine  Wright  (daughter  of  David  Wright).  Executors — John 
Arnold  (son  of  Bowley  Arnold)  and  Henry  Sutton;  both  of  Piscata- 
way. Witnesses — John  Sutton,  Henry  Sutton,  Jr.  and  Priscilla 
Sutton.     Proved  July  17,  1795.         Lib.  35,  p.  131;  File  8607-8608L. 

1787,  Sept.  5.  Foord  (Ford),  Thomas,  of  Windsor  Twsp.,  Mid- 
dlesex Co.,  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  a  horse  and  side  saddle,  1  cow,  and 
all  household  goods  she  brought  with  her;  also  privileges  of  the 
house,  pasture,  etc.,  and  %  of  the  profits  of  plantation  while  she 
remains  my  widow.  Son,  Stephen,  use  of  plantation  for  10  years 
after  my  decease.  Grandson,  Thomas  Ford,  (son  of  son,  Stephen), 
the  plantation  whereon  I  now  live  at  the  expiration  of  10  years  after 
my  decease;  he  paying  debts  and  legacies.  To  daughter,  Margaret 
Webster,  £5.  Daughter,  Martha  Appleton,  £5.  Granddaughter, 
Sarah  Ford,  £5.  Moveables  to  be  sold  to  pay  debts.  Executors — son, 
Stephen  Ford,  and  grandson,  Thomas  Ford.  Witnesses — Van  Room 
Robins,  Daniel  Hendrickson,  Robt.  Lawrence.     Proved  Mar.  21,  1791. 

1787,  Dec.  5.  Codicil.  Having  failed  to  mention  grandson,  James 
Ford,  to  him  £300,  to  be  paid  by  his  brother  Thomas,  when  he  comes 
into  possession  of  plantation.  Lib.  32,  p.  429. 

1791,  Mar.  10.  Inventory,  £89.12.9,  made  by  Vanroom  Robins 
and  David  Rulon.  File  7769-7770L,  8193-8194L. 

1793,  Nov.  23.  Ford,  Daniel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Hannah  F'ord.    Feliowbondsman — Laurence  McCoy;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.   101. 


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1793,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £255.15.6;  made  by  Wm.  White  and 
Daniel   Sutherland.  File    18'51H. 

1793,  Jan.  15.  Ford,  William,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
iemina  Ford  and  Samuel  Denman.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Ford; 
All  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  331. 

1793,  Jan.  2.  Inventory,  £86.1.6;  made  by  Jacob  Howell,  Moses 
Kitchel  and  Jedrethrin  Day.  File  820N. 

1787,  June  13.  Forman,  Elizabeth,  of  New  Hanover,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Thomas,  money  he  owes  me.  Son,  Isaac,  a  roan 
horse.  Son,  William,  to  be  apprenticed  to  learn  a  trade;  also  rent 
from  his  plantation,  after  he  is  18.  Daughter,  Sarah,  best  bed,  1 
large  looking  glass,  6  Windsor  chairs,  1  pair  of  brass  tipped  hand- 
irons,  a  card  table  and  chest  of  drawers;  also  rents  from  house  in 
Arneytown,  (in  order  to  educate  sons,  Isaac  and  William),  until 
William  is  21.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Pancoast,  1  bed  and  £10, 
when  18.  Daughters,  Rebecca  Pancoast,  Elizabeth  Warwick  and 
Sarah  Forman,  the  remainder  and  residue,  divided  between  them. 
Executors — son,  Thomas  Forman,  and  daughter  Sarah  Forman. 
Witnesses — Joseph  Williams,  Charles  Jones,  Richard  Potts.  Proved 
Nov.  27,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  401. 

1792,  Nov.  11.  Inventory,  £323.5.;  made  by  Richard  Potts  and 
Isaac  Bullock.  File  11438C. 

1792,  July  9.  Forman,  Samuel,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Jonathan  Forman,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — 
Jonathan   Rhea,   of  Freehold,   said   Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  344;  File  6713-6714M. 

1793,  Dec.  7.  Forrest,  Sarah,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs —  Robert 
Forrest,  John  Clarke  and  Morris  Hetfield.  Fellowbondsman — Wil- 
liam Shute;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  216;  File  7696-7699G. 

1793,  Mar.  1.  Forrester,  John,  Sr.,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Forrester.  Fellowbondsman — Silus  Walters; 
both  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.   314. 

1793,  Feb.  23.  Renunciation  by  Ann  Forrester,  the  widow,  and 
by  Peter  Forrester,  the  eldest  son,  with  request  that  the  next  son, 
John  Forrester,  Jr.,  be  made  Adm'r.  Witnesses — Silus  Walters  and 
William  Pew. 

1793,  Feb.  23.  Inventory,  £167.12.10;  made  by  Silus  Walters  and 
William  Pew. 

1795,  May  8.    Account  by  John  Forrester,  the  Adm'r. 

File  1630  J. 

1793,  Oct.  31.  Fort,  Marmaduke,  of  Hanover  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  household  furniture,  1  milch  cow  with 
pasture  and  £10  yearly;  wife  has  private  estate  in  Pennsylvania. 
Son,  Samuel,  £200  (paid  £25  per  annum) ;  land  leased  to  him  and 
his  wife  in  Northampton  Twsp.,  to  be  given  to  his  son,  Joseph,  after 
his  decease.  Son,  Marmaduke,  1  Spanish  silver  dollar  (he  being  an 
undutiful  child).  Daughter,  Ann  Shinn,  £100,  during  her  life,  then 
to  her  children.  Son,  John,  5  shillings;  he  having  already  received 
his  share.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  one  dollar  (she  having  received  her 
share).  Son,  William,  home  plantation  of  147  acres  and  cedar 
swamp  near  Bispham's  upper  sawmill  in  Northampton   Twsp.;  also 


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residue  of  real  and  personal  estate.  Son,  Capt.  Thomas  Fort,  £50. 
Executors — nephew,  Samuel  Rogers,  and  son,  William  Fort.  Wit- 
nesses— Samuel  Goldy,  Jr.,  William  Norcross,  Jr.  and  John  Goldy. 
Proved  Mar.   25,   1795.  Lib.   35,   p.   21u. 

1795,  Mar.  25.  Caveat  against  proving  of  will;  filed  by  Samuel 
Fort.  File   11600C. 

1792,  Jan.  10.  Foster,  Ephraim,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Rachel  Foster.  Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel  Foster; 
both  of  said  place.  Lib.   34,   p.   345. 

1792,  Jan.  9.  Inventory,  £31.03.;  made  by  Nathaniel  Foster  and 
Thomas  Hankinson.  File   6715-6718M. 

1793,  Jan.  25.  Foster,  Job,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Nathan 
Foster  and  James  Meeker.  Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel  Beach,  all 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  215;  File  7700-7703G. 

1793,  Oct.  18.  Foster,  Nathan,  of  Lyons  Farms,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  household  furniture,  horse  and  riding  chair,  2 
cows,  6  sheep,  and  crops.  Real  estate  and  remainder  of  personal 
property  to  be  sold  and  income  of  proceeds  for  wife's  benefit  while 
widow.  After  her  marriage  or  decease,  the  same  to  be  divided 
between  brothers  and  sisters,  i.e.,  Samuel  Foster,  Mary  Baker, 
Hannah  Meeker  and  Abigail  Halsey.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and 
friend  and  brother,  James  Meeker.  Witnesses — Uzal  Freeman, 
Matthias  Lyon  and  Henry  Lyon.    Proved  Nov.   16,   1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  177;  File  7704-7705G. 

1795,  April  27.  Foster,  Reuben,  Jr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Reuben  Foster,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  wardship 
of  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  John  Bancroft,  Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Miller  Bancroft;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  190;  File  621E. 

1792,  May  21.  Foster,  Salathiel,  of  Cape  May  Co. ;  will  of .  Wife, 
Mary,  one  cow  and  calf  and  %  of  moveables.  Son,  Salathiel,  dwelling 
house  and  barns  together  with  V2  of  lands  and  Va  of  movables. 
Grandson,  Reuben  Foster,  other  half  of  lands,  together  with  the 
old  house,  when  21;  (said  half  joining  land  lately  of  son,  George 
Foster).  Grand  children,  Reuben,  Macy,  Cornelia  and  Rachel  Foster, 
the  other  %  of  moveables  divided  between  them.  Executors — wife 
Mary,  and  son,  Salathiel,  with  friend,  Jeremiah  Eldrige,  as  an 
assistant.  Witnesses — Experience  Edmunds,  Rachel  Kent,  Nezer 
Swain.    Proved  Aug.   6,   1792.  Lib.   34,  p.   460. 

1792,  May  5.  Inventory,  £170.2.10%;  made  by  Constantine  Carll 
and  Robert  Parsons.  File  570E. 

1794,  Mar.  12.  Fourat,  Isaac,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Henry  Fourat  and  Benjamin  Manning.  Fellowbondsman — 
John  Dunham;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.   34,  p.   537. 

1794,  Feb.  — .  Inventory,  £123.2.0;  made  by  Lewis  F.  Randolph 
and  John   Dunham.  File   8463-8464L. 

1795,  July  1.  Fourat,  Isaac,  Jr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Isaac  Fourat,  of  Piscataway,  dec'd,  being  out  of  the  wardship 
of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Benjamin  Manning, 
as  Guardian.    Fellowbondsman — Henry  Fourat;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  202;  File  8601-8604L. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  139 

1782,  Not.  30.  Fox,  Jacob,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co., 
weaver;  will  of.  (Advanced  in  years.)  Wife,  Mary,  all  real  and 
personal  property;  unless  sister's  son,  Benedict  Bownder,  should 
come  to  this  country  from  Germany  within  10  years,  then  real  to 
be  given  him.  Executrix — wife,  Mary.  Witnesses — Mary  Wool- 
verton,  Jonathan  Woolverton,  Lazarus  Adams.  Proved  Dec.  18, 
1794.  Lib.  35,  p.   126. 

1794,  Dec.  17.  Inventory,  £632.17.4;  made  by  Jonathan  Wool- 
verton and  Doughty   Stockton.  File    1676J. 

1795,  June  29.  Fox,  Jacob,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Eve,  use  of  real  and  personal  property  while  widow 
and  until  son  Isaac  is  21,  after  which  he  shall  provide  for  his 
mother's  maintenance.  Son,  Isaac,  real  and  personal  property  in- 
cluding a  plantation  purchased  of  Joshua  Corshon,  late  Sheriff,  when 
21.  Executors — friends,  John  Lequear  and  John  Covenhoven.  Wit- 
nesses— Paul  Kuhl,  Jacob  Fulper  and  John  Hoppough. 

1795,  Aug.  11.  Codicil.  Should  son  Isaac  die  without  issue,  wife. 
Eve,  to  have  whole  estate.  Witnesses — Jacob  Fulper,  John  Hop- 
pough and  Cornelius  Lake.    Proved  Sept.  5,  1795.        Lib.  36,  p.  159. 

1795,  Sept.  5.  Inventory,  £106.3.;  made  by  Jacob  Fulper  and 
Peter  Rockafellow,   Sr. 

1799,  Aug.  6,  Account  by  John  Covenhoven,  one  of  the  Executors. 

File  1709J. 

1794,  Jan.  1.  Fox,  John,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Catherine,  whole  estate.  Executors — sons,  John  and 
David  Fox.  Witnesses — Cornelius  Lake,  John  Lake  and  William 
Sine.    Proved  May  12,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  150. 

1795,  May  26.  Inventory,  £81.16.4;  made  by  Cornelius  Lake  and 
Jacob  Fulper.  File  1710J. 

1791,  June  18.  Frambeaus,  Andrew,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah  Frambeaus.  Fellowbondsman — ^Joseph  English;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  216. 

1791,  May  31.  Inventory,  £88.14.2,  made  by  Daniel  Lake  and 
Joseph  English.  File   1769H. 

1791,  May  22.  Franklin,  Lydia,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Son, 
Stephen  Hand,  a  bed  and  gun.  Son,  Ashbury  Smith,  Bible,  and 
other  books.  Daughter,  Mary  Schillinger,  bed  and  bedding,  etc.,  all 
wearing  apparel;  and  she  has  choice  either  to  keep  Lydia  Moore 
or  not  until  she  comes  of  age.  Granddaughter,  Betsy  Hand,  a  bed. 
My  3  children,  Stephen  Hand,  Ashbury  Smith  and  Mary  Schillinger, 
the  residue.  Executors — sons,  Stephen  Hand  and  Ashbury  Smith. 
Witnesses — Richard  Shaw,  Jas.  Reed,  Eben  Newton.  Proved  Dec. 
10,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  286. 

1791,  Aug.  3  and  Dec.  10.  Inventory,  £106.14.,  made  by  Eben 
Newton  and  Jeremiah  Edmonds.  File  549E. 

1794,  Dec.  19.  Franklin,  Samuel,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Thomas  Thome.  Fellowbondsman — Bethanath  Hodg- 
kinson.  Lib.  33,  p.  480. 

1794,  Dec.  20.  Inventory,  £426.7.9;  made  by  Joseph  Ellison  and 
Joseph  Brown,  File  11540C. 


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1794,  Nov.  28.  Frasey,  Sarah,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas 
Miller.    Fellowbondsman — Jedediah  Frost;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.   158. 

1794,  Nov.  10.  Inventory,  £19.16.0;  made  by  Jedediah  Frost  and 
Junia  Riggs.  File   846N. 

1791,  Oct.  1.  Frazee,  Gershon,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  use  of  estate  during  her  life;  then 
to  descend  to  Gershon  Lee  (son  of  Thomas  Lee).  Executors — 
wife,  Elizabeth,  and  friends,  Thomas  Lee  and  William  Marsh.  Wit- 
nesses— Lydia  Eyers,  Matthew  Connet  and  Gideon  De  Camp. 
Proved  Oct.  20,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  497. 

1791,  Oct.  15.  Inventory,  £211.9.4;  made  by  Moses  Tooker  and 
Isaac  Littel.  File  7250-7259G. 

1794,  Dec.  24.  Frazee,  Henry,  of  Westfield  Twsp.,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  4  cows,  12  sheep,  household  fui-niture  and 
use  of  V2  of  real  estate  while  widow.  Daughter,  Mary  Badyly,  10 
shillings.  Son,  Maxfield,  wagon  and  gears  and  all  lands.  Son,  Moses, 
£200,  when  21.  Daughter,  Sarah  Frazee,  £80  (to  be  paid  by  son 
Maxfield),  when  18.  Son  Moses  to  be  bound  to  a  trade.  Executor — 
friend,  Jedidiah  Swan,  Esq.  Witnesses — David  Osborn,  Jotham 
Frazee  and  Rachel  Wilcocks.    Proved  Jan.  13,  1795.      Lib.  36,  p.  21. 

1795,  Jan.  10.  Inventory,  £349.15.9;  made  by  Ezra  Darby  and 
David  Osborn.  File  82'54-8261G. 

1793,  Mar.  23.  Frazer,  William,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Martha,  1  mare,  1  cow,  6  sheep,  large  Bible,  bed,  cupboard  and  use 
of  room  in  house;  also  income  from  interest  of  personal  estate  while 
widow.  Daughter,  Hannah,  use  of  plantation  (103  acres)  and  saw 
mill,  during  her  life;  after  her  decease,  the  same  to  grandsons, 
Frazer  and  Jonathan  Compton,  divided  between  them  when  of  age. 
Granddaughter,  Martha,  monies  from  personal  estate  after  wife's 
decease  or  marriage,  if  18,  or  when  18.  Executors — Dr.  Hugh 
McEowen  and  Samuel  Annin.  Witnesses — Jos.  Annin,  Samuel 
Bayles,  Thomas  Gottery.    Proved  Nov.  11,  1793.         Lib.  33,  p.  258. 

1793,  Nov.  6.  Inventory,  £308.5.10;  made  by  Nathaniel  Ayers 
and   Thomas   Burgie.  File    915R. 

1795,  July  15.  Frazer,  Rev.  William,  of  Huntei'don  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Rebecca  Frazer,  widow,  of  the  City  of  Trenton,  said  Co. 
Fellowbondsman — Pontius  D.   Stelle,   of  same  place. 

Lib.  36,  p.  168;  File  1711J. 

1794,  Jan.  7.  Freas,  John,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Catherine  Freas  and  Peter  Freas.  Fellowbondsman — Andrew 
Roupe?   (also  Raub).  Lib.  35,  p.  180. 

1793,  Dec.  18.  Inventory,  £423.12.9;  made  by  Thomas  Green  and 
Andrew  Raub,   Sr.  File   592S. 

1795,  June  8.  Fredrickson,  Fredrick,  of  Stony  Brook,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  2  cows,  bed  and  bedding,  Vi  of  grain 
raised  by  sons  and  other  provisions.  Son,  Peter,  40  acres  off  south 
part  of  farm  and  negro  man,  Cuff.  Son,  Nicholas,  remainder  of 
lands.  Daughter,  Charllotte  Cisca,  £40.  Residue  of  movable  estate 
to   be   divided  between  all  the   children,   i.e.,   Peter,   Nicholas,   Ann 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  141 

Coughlin  and  Charllotte  Cisco.  Executors — son  Peter,  and  John 
Debow.  Witnesses — William  Coughlin,  Adam  Fredricks  and  Richard 
Freeland.     Proved  Aug.  20,  179'5.  Lib.  36,  p.  80. 

1795,  Aug.  10.  Inventory,  £211.16.8;  made  by  William  Mande- 
ville  and  Cornelius  I.  Jacobs.  File  879N. 

1795,  Dec.  7,  Freeland,  James,  of  Gloucester  Twsp.  and  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Rachel  Freeland.  Fellov^'bondsmen — Abel  Clement,  Isaac 
Bolton  and  James  B.  Smith;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  299. 

1795,  Dec.  14.  Inventory,  £2,929.6.11 1^  ;  made  by  Abel  Clement 
and  Isaac  Bolton.  File  1937H. 

1793,  Mar.  21.  Freeman,  James,  Sr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife  mentioned  but  not  named.  Son,  James,  '5  shillings.  Son, 
Jonathan,  home  place,  after  w^ife's  death;  he  paying  daughters, 
Abigail  Rogers,  Euphanea  Breese,  Anne  Williamson  and  Elizabeth 
Rock,  each  £50.  (Money  to  daughters,  Anne  and  Elizabeth,  in 
trust;  then  to  their  children.)  Movable  estate  to  be  sold  and  divided 
amongst  children;  son,  James,  being  excepted.  Executors — son, 
John  Freeman  and  son-in-law,  Amos  Rogers.  Witnesses — John 
Slayback,  Reuben  Ayres,  Tunis  Rappleyea.    Proved  Apr.  8,  1793. 

Lib.    33,   p.    226. 

1793,  Apr.  5.  Inventory,  £276.0.6;  made  by  Garret  Schenck  and 
John  N.  Hight.  File  8185-8188L,  8197-8198L. 

1793,  Sept.  24.  Frese,  William,  Sr,,  of  Knowlton  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  plantation  and  rest  of  estate,  while 
widow,  or  Va  should  she  marry.  Son,  Michael  (after  wife's  decease 
or  marriage),  £5  and  40  acres  of  plantation  where  he  now  lives. 
Son,  William  Henry,  remainder  of  plantation  (80  acres).  Son, 
John,  £55.  Rest  of  estate  to  be  sold  after  vdfe's  decease  or  mar- 
riage: Daughters,  Christina,  Mary  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Ann,  each 
£20  and  ^A  of  residue.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  son  William,  and 
friend,  John  Henry,  Jr.  Witnesses — William  Honeywell,  William 
HoneyTvell,  Jr.  and  Jacob  Steel  Smith.    Proved  May  26,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  113. 

1795,  May  6.    Inventory,  £305.4.6;  made  by  Thomas  Green  and 

William   Cool.  File   629S. 

1794,  May  3.  Frost,  Samuel,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife  (name  not  given),  to  have  inventory  of  movables  to  the 
amount  of  £23.11.11;  also  £26,  and  in  case  we  live  together  6  years 
from  the  time  of  our  marriage,  $30  @  £5  a  year.  Grandson,  Josiah 
Frost,  5  shillings.  Granddaughter,  Charity  Frost,  5  shillings.  To 
Samuel  Frost,  my  musket.  Son-in-law,  Isaac  Tuttle,  large  Bible. 
Grandson,  Alexander  Dallas,  %  tools  and  V2  of  timber.  Son-in-law, 
Harris  Tapping,  V2  tools  and  V2  timber.  Remainder  of  personal  and 
real  property  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  into  8  equal  shares. 
To  Simon  Tapping,  2  shares;  Isaace  Tuttle,  one  share;  Charles  Dallas, 
one  share:  Archibald  Dallas,  one  share:  Charity  Ball,  Vz  share, 
John  Easton,  one  share;  Isaac  Easton,  one  share;  Alexander  Dallas, 
one  share.  Executors — Hiram  Smith,  Esq.,  and  Harris  Tapping. 
Witnesses — Samuel  A.  Woodruff,  Samuel  Mirick,  Isaac  Mitchell. 
Proved  July  14,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  149. 

1794,  July    1.     Inventory,   £242.1.8,   including   movables   £28.'5.1. 


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given  to  Mary  Frost,  the  widow;  made  by  Job  Baldwin  and  Benjamin 
Smith.  File  845N. 

1794,  Nov.  12.  Furman,  Samuel,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  real  and  personal  property  during  her  life.  After 
wife's  decease  same  to  be  sold.  Daughter,  Rebekah,  Vs  part.  Grand- 
children (now  residing  with  testator),  i.e.,  Mary,  Samuel,  Sarah, 
Elizabeth  and  Levi  Furman,  the  other  %  to  be  divided  between 
them.  Executors — Paul  Kuhl,  Sr.,  Rynier  VanSickle  and  Elijah  Car- 
man. Witnesses — Joseph  Lequear,  John  Aller,  John  Barecroft. 
Proved  Dec.  23,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  127. 

1794,  Dec.  22.  Inventory,  £358.13.4%;  made  by  Peter  Dilts  and 
John  Aller. 

1802,  May  22.     Account  by  Paul  Kuhl  and  Rynier  Van  Sickle. 

File   167  7  J. 

1792,  Jan.  1,  Furniss,  William,  of  Maurice  River,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  one  bed,  tea  table,  6  chairs,  chest  of 
drawers,  1  cow  and  %  of  residue.  Son,  Samuel,  home  plantation 
with  adjoining  woodland.  Daughter,  Mary  Vanhook,  my  hi  part  of 
Saw  Mill  upon  Manumus  Creek;  also  tract  of  land  purchased  of  Eli 
Elmer,  late  Sheriff,  which  formerly  belonged  to  Lawrence  Van- 
hook;  also  house  and  lot  whereon  she  now  lives.  Daughter,  Edith 
Neidy,  my  %,  part  of  Saw  Mill.  Son,  Samuel,  Vz  of  %  of  residue. 
Daughters,  Mary  and  Edith,  each  Vz  of  the  remainder  of  residue. 
Executors — wife,  Margaret,  and  friend,  John  Hand.  Witnesses — 
Azel  Peirson,  Jr.,  Daniel  Heisler,  Nathan  Hand. 

1792,  Jan.  1.  Codicil.  Wife  Margaret,  Vs  of  real  as  her  right  of 
dower.    Witnesses — the  same.    Proved  Feb.  17,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  483. 

1792,  Jan.  17.  Inventory,  £455.01;  made  by  Henry  Reeves  and 
Nathan  Hand.  File  1028F. 

1791,  Aug.  30.  Furrow,  Felix,  of  Stow  Creek  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  use  of  all  real  and  personal 
property  during  her  life.  Daughter,  Bershaba  Goodsat,  a  field  and 
swamp  adjoining  where  she  now  lives;  also  20  acres  of  marsh. 
Daughter,  Gail  Sylvester,  the  one  acre  of  corner  field  and  £30. 
Daughter,  Susannah  Murphy,  £20.  Daughter,  Mary  Lasley  and  son- 
in-law,  Thomas  Lasley,  residue  of  real  and  personal  property;  they 
also  to  be  Executors.  Witnesses — Richard  Bacon,  James  Reeve, 
Isaac  Hathony.    Proved  Oct.  11,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  264. 

1791,  Oct.  18.  Inventory,  £210.7.6;  made  by  John  Miller  and 
Richard   Bacon. 

(The  executors  sign  as  "Mary  and  Thomas  Leslie"). 

File    1016F. 

1794,  Jan.  16.  Gale,  Cornelius,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Gale.  Fellowbondsmen — William  Wilson  and  Isaac  Crammer; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  53;  File  11541C. 

1792,  Aug.  14.  Gallaway,  James,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Elia- 
kim  Littell.    Fellowbondsman — John  Littell;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  55;  File  7476-7477G 

1791,  Nov.  15,   Gamble,  Patrick,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington 

Co.,  cooper;  will  of.    Wife,  Elizabeth,  house  and  lot  to  4  ft.  east  of 

cooper  shop  to  line  of  Daniel  Gaskill's  land;  also  choice  of  household 

goods  and  provisions  and  £25.    Sister,  Hannah  Bonsall,  of  Philadel- 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1796  143 

phia,  widow,  £5.  Sister,  Martha  Tufft,  widow,  of  Philadelphia,  for 
the  use  of  her  blind  son  William,  £10.  To  John  Walker,  of  Mount 
Holly,  for  support  of  the  Methodist  Society,  £3.  To  friend,  Daniel 
Jones,  of  Mount  Holly,  a  coat  and  hat.  Friend,  Jacob  Strechberry, 
of  Burlington,  vest,  breeches  and  shoes.  My  boy,  Peter  Wynear,  to 
be  provided  for  and  put  to  a  trade.  To  Susannah  Bonsall  (daughter 
of  my  sister  Hannah)  and  Hannah  Spence  (daughter  of  my  sister, 
Ann),  each  £5.  Residue  to  be  divided  among  the  children  of  my  3 
sisters  above  named.  Executors — Moses  Kempton  and  John  Wools- 
ton.  Witnesses  —  Daniel  Gaskill,  Benajah  Butcher  and  Barzillai 
Scott.     Proved  Dec.  13,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  164. 

1791,  Dec.  12.  Inventory,  £266.1.10V2;  made  by  Daniel  Gaskill 
and  Benajah  Butcher.  File  11382C. 

1749,  July  17.  Gamble,  William,  of  the  City  of  Dublin,  Ireland, 
merchant;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  £500,  all  silver  plate  and  household 
furniture;  at  her  decease  she  is  to  give  £200  to  the  2  oldest  children 
of  my  son,  John  Gamble,  begot  of  the  body  of  Jane  Marshall.  Old- 
est daughter,  Margaret  Sherlock,  5  shillings.  Son,  John,  my  estate 
in  Pennsylvania  and  Salem  Co.,  N.  J.  (1750  acres);  he  to  give  his 
note  to  my  son  William,  for  £100.  To  2nd  son,  William,  £200.  3rd 
son,  Francis,  £200,  after  he  has  served  his  apprenticeship.  Young- 
est son,  Thomas,  £200,  when  25.  Daughter,  Grizell,  £200,  when  she 
marries.  Youngest  daughter,  Frances,  £200,  when  she  marries. 
Daughter,  Mary,  (wife  of  Joseph  Bagnell),  5  shillings.  Daughter, 
EUinor  (wife  of  Michael  Mitchell),  5  shillings.  Grandson,  Simeon 
Sherlock,  £50,  when  15.  Grandson,  William  Bagnell,  £30.  Grand- 
son, Samuel  Bagnell,  £20,  when  15.  Granddaughters,  Mary  and  Mar- 
garet Mitchell,  £30  and  £20  respectively,  when  15.  To  4  married 
children,  i.e.,  Margaret  Sherlock,  Mary  Bagnell,  Ellinor  Mitchell  and 
Jane  Marshall,  alias  Gamble,  £10  each  for  mourning.  Residue  to 
wife.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  Samuel  Sherlock.  Witnesses — 
Robert  Moore,  Henry  Jackson  and  David  Collins.  Proved  in  the 
Prerogative  Court  of  Ireland,  Nov.  29,  1773.  (Recorded  in  wills  of 
Gloucester  Co.)  Lib.  3'5,  p.  303,   (no  file.) 

1795,  Sept.  22.  Gardner,  [Gardiner],  Thomas,  Sr.,  of  Springfield 
Twsp.,  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  use  of  real  and  personal 
estate  while  widow.  Son,  Elijah,  8  acres  north  of  house  inherited 
from  uncle,  William  Smith,  dec'd.  Sons,  Benjamin,  Aaron  and  Will- 
iam, 26  acres  at  Canoe  Brook,  purchased  of  William  Reeves^  adjoin- 
ing land  of  David  Morehouse,  Jacob  Stephen  and  Elias  Denman. 
Daughter,  Phebe  (wife  of  Edward  Earl),  £25.  Sons,  Moses,  Thomas, 
Benjamin,  Samuel,  Aaron,  William  and  Nathaniel  Bonnel  Gardiner, 
the  residue.  Executors — sons,  Thomas  and  Nathaniel  Bonnel  Gardi- 
ner. Witnesses — Elias  Van  Arsdall,  John  Smith,  Clark  Smith.  Proved 
Nov.  4,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  486. 

1795,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £408.10.0;  made  by  John  Smith  and 
Joseph  Pierson,  Jr.  File  8268(-8275G. 

1793,  Nov.  Garrabrance,  Marytie,  of  Bergen  Twsp.  and  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Sister,  Antia  (wife  of  Robert  Sickles),  £40.  To 
Antia  (wife  of  Daniel  Van  Winkle),  large  cupboard,  bed  and  sun- 
dry articles.  To  Antia  (wife  of  Cornelius  Van  Buskirk),  large  look- 
ing glass.  To  Jannetie  (wife  of  Garret  Van  Rype  of  Ackquacknonk), 
large  chest.     To  Rachel    (daughter  of  Daniel  Van   Winkle),   silver 


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shoebuckles.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  the  six  children  of  my 
two  brothers,  Leviner  and  John  (surnames  not  given).  Executor — 
friend,  Daniel  Van  Winkle.  Witnesses — John  Dedrix,  John  Van 
Houte,  Jr.,  Zacharias  Sickles.     Proved  Apr.  12,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  50;  File  2387B. 

1792,  Mar.  3.  Garrabrants,  Peter,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Nicholas,  40  shillings  for  his  birthright  and  %  of  real  estate. 
Daughter,  Vroutee,  interest  of  £25  (to  be  paid  by  son,  John). 
Daughter,  Maritie  Doremus,  £25  (to  be  paid  by  son,  Nicholas).  Son, 
John,  the  other  V2  of  real.  Residue  divided  between  the  4  children. 
Negro  woman,  Susan,  to  be  set  free.  Executors — Yelle  Mandervil 
and  Garrabrant  A.  Garrabrants.  Witnesses — Nicholas  A.  Garra- 
brants, Peter  A.  Garrabrants,  Peter  Degarmo.  Proved  June  24,  1795. 

Lib.  33,  p.  489. 

1795,  June  22.  Inventory,  £160.17.0;  made  by  Joseph  Sigler  and 
Isaac  Dod.  File   8276-8281G. 

1792,  May  22.  Garretson,  Joshua,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Phebe  Garretson  (the  widow).  Fellowbondsman — Hezekiah  Weaver; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  465. 

1792,  May  22.  Inventory,  £175.10.2;  made  by  Elijah  Garretson 
and  Hezekiah  Weaver.  File  '57 IE. 

1792,  Jan.  9.  Garretson,  Samuel,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Benjamin  Youngs.  Fellowbondsman — John  Hand;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witnesses — Levi  Smith  and  Daniel  Cresse.         Lib.  34,  p.  465. 

1791,  Aug.  24.  Inventory,  £53.10.11;  made  by  Levi  Smith  and 
Daniel  Cresse.  File  573E. 

1792,  Aug.  7,  Garretson,  Samuel,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Job  Garretson.  Fellowbondsman — Mark  Townsend;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  465. 

1792,  July  23.  Inventory,  £117.0.8;  made  by  Parmenas  Corson, 
Jr.,  and  Mark  Townsend.  File  572E. 

1784,  May  2.  Garrison,  Isaac,  of  Turkey  Point,  Downs  Twsp., 
Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  Vs  of  estate,  while  widow. 
Son,  Henry,  10  shillings.  Daughters,  Rachel  Glassby  and  Unice  Lake, 
each  5  shillings.  Sons,  Abraham  and  Jeremiah,  plantation  and  re- 
mainder of  movable  estate,  to  be  divided  between  them.  Executors 
— wife,  Rachel,  and  son,  Abraham  Garrison.  Witnesses — Gideon 
Heaton,  Dickenson  Moore  and  David  Garrison.  Proved  Jan.  20, 
1795.  Lib.   36,  p.   105;  File   1077F. 

1792,  Aug.  14.  Garrison,  Jeremiah,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Calvin  Morrell,  of  Kentucky.  Fellowbondsman — John  C.  Budd,  of 
Chatham,  Morris  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  54;  File  7478-7479G. 

1793,  Feb.  8.  Garrison,  Samuel,  of  Pittsgrove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rachel,  one  chest  of  drawers,  choice  of  one  bed  and  furniture, 
one  horse  and  one  cow;  also  rents  of  plantation  until  son  Samuel  is 
21,  and  interest  of  £150  until  daughter,  Martha,  is  18,  then  she  is  to 
have  £50  of  the  £150.  Son,  Samuel,  silver  watch,  shoe  buckles,  knee 
buckles,  stock  buckle  and  brooch;  also  112  acres  which  my  father, 
Frederick  Garrison,  purchased  of  Jacob  Miller  and  5  acres  of  cedar 
swamp  at  the  head  of  Porches  Mill  Pond,  when  21.     My  2   eldest 


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daughters,  Pamal  and  Mary,  the  home  plantation  of  150  acres  dur- 
ing their  life  (to  be  divided  between  them)  then  to  their  heirs. 
Youngest  daughter,  Martha,  £100,  when  18.  Brother,  Frederick 
Garrison,  £10  yearly  from  rents  of  plantation.  The  3  negro  slaves, 
Chatta,  Phillis  and  Violet,  to  be  set  free,  when  respectively  35.  Ex- 
ecutors— Samuel  Elwell,  Enoch  Moore,  son,  Samuel;  and  if  Samuel 
Elwell  should  decline,  William  Hampton.  Witnesses — Mary  Moses, 
Mary  Hedley  and  John  Nelson.     Proved  Dec.  12,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  84. 

1794,  Nov.  18.     Inventory,  £322.12.10;  made  by  Furman  Mulford 

and  Jeremiah  Wood.  File  20381. 

1791,  Feb.  23.  Garritse,  (Gerritse),  Henry  G.,  of  Essex  Co.  Int. 
Whereas  Henry  G.  Garritse,  dec'd,  made  a  will  bearing  date  28  Jan., 
1775  and  appointed  Michael  Vreeland,  Robert  Drummond  and  Ann 
Garritse  the  Executors,  and  the  said  three  are  now  deceased,  and  the 
estate  not  fully  administered.  Adm'r — Michael  Vreeland  and  Peter 
Simons.  Fellowbondsman — Henry  Gerritse;  all  of  said  Co.  [See 
Calendar  of  Wills,  1771^1780,  p.  201-2]. 

Lib.  32,  p.  510;  File  7264-7265G. 

1794,  June  25.  Garwood,  Charity,  of  New  Hanover  Twsp.,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Israel  Garwood,  £5  and  50  acres  of  pine 
land  bought  of  Paul  Parks.  Daughter-in-law,  Elizabeth  Garwood 
(wife  of  son  Israel),  wearing  apparel.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth 
Wright,  household  goods  and  V2  of  residue.  Grandson,  Samuel 
Wright  (son  of  John  Wright),  other  V2  of  residue.  Executor — son- 
in-law,  John  Wright.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Ridgway,  Isaac  Hornor 
and  Titus  Bennett,  Jr.     Proved  July  20,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  226. 

1795,  April  10.  Inventory,  £457.14.9;  made  by  Henry  Ridgway 
and  Jonathan  Ridgway.  File  11601C. 

1794,  Feb.  20.  Gaskill,  John,  Sr.,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Septimus  Winner  and  William  Winner.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Parker;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  480. 

1794,  Feb.  22.  Inventory,  £17.14.6;  made  by  Abel  Harker  and 
Samuel  Parker.  File  11'542C. 

1793,  Oct.  23.  Gaskill,  Solomon,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co. ;  will  of.  Daughter,  Sarah,  lot  of  land  in  place  called  Lumberton, 
said  Co.;  also,  looms,  tackling  and  household  goods.  Son-in-law, 
James  Rogers,  my  best  hat,  serge  coat  and  westcoat.  Son,  Samuel, 
other  apparel.  Son,  John,  5  shillings.  To  James  Rogers  and  Tho- 
ophilus,  his  wife,  a  case  of  bottles.  Realty  to  be  sold  and  residue 
divided  between  my  4  children.  (If  son,  John,  does  not  personally 
appear  to  demand  his  share,  it  is  to  be  lodged  in  the  hands  of  his 
brother,  Samuel).  Executors — friends,  John  Haines,  of  Upper 
Evesham,  and  Job  Haines,  of  Lower  Evesham.  Witnesses — John 
Swain,  Mary  Haines,  James  Hemingway.     Proved  Feb.  24,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  459. 

1794,  Jan.  13.  Inventory,  £45.16.0;  made  by  Bethuel  Moore  and 
John  Brown.  File  11543C. 

1790,  Sept.  22.  Gasper,  Francis,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Sarah,  household  furniture  and  V^  of  residue.  Son,  William,  shop 
tools  and  %  of  residue.  Son,  John,  %  part.  Daughter,  Lediah 
(Lydia),  'hi  of  residue.     (Children  under  age;  and  son,  John,  to  b« 


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bound  out  to  learn  a  trade  when  12.)  House  and  2  lots  of  land  to 
be  sold.  Executors — friends,  Joseph  Stryker  and  Hendrick  Berrien. 
Witnesses — W.  Berrien,  Amos  Corwine  and  John  Van  Home.  Proved 
Mar.  21,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  1. 

1791,  Feb.  12.  Inventory,  £102.5.4;  made  by  John  Van  Home 
and  David  Snowden.  File  878R. 

1762,  Dec,  6.  Gaunt,  Hananiah,  of  Little  Egg  Harbor,  Burlington 
Co.,  tailor;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  real  and  personal  estate  during  her 
life.  Sons,  John  and  Joseph,  real  and  personal  property  to  be  divided 
between  them,  after  wife's  decease.  Executrix — ^wife  Ann,  assisted 
by  the  2  sons.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Pettit,  Daniel  Shrouds.  Proved 
Apr.  20,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  381. 

1792,  Apr.  12.  Renunciation  by  Ann  Gaunt,  the  widow.  Adm'r — 
John  Gaunt  (the  son).     Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Pettit. 

File  11439C. 

1794,  Dec.  13.  Gauntt,  Hannah,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  To  4  sons,  Uz  Gauntt,  Asher  Gauntt,  Reuben 
Gauntt  and  Elihu  Gauntt,  each  10  shillings.  Daughters-in-law,  Han- 
nah Cronshaw  and  Sarah  Shinn,  each  10  .shillings.  Daughter,  Eliza- 
beth Shreve,  £10,  looking  glass  and  walnut  dressing  table.  Son,  Peter 
Gauntt,  £10,  feather  bed  and  Bible.  Daughter,  Sarepta  Barton,  re- 
mainder of  estate.  Executors — sons  Uz  and  Asher  Gauntt.  Wit- 
nesses— Benajah  Antram,  Samuel  Stockton  and  Bernice  Antram. 
Proved  June  20,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  233. 

1795,  Sept.  11.  Renunciation  by  Uz  Gauntt,  one  of  the  executors. 
Witnesses — Job  Gaskill  and  Hudson  Gaskill. 

1795,  Sept.  14.  Renunciation  by  Asher  Gauntt,  the  other  execu- 
tor.    Witness — William  Allen. 

1795,  Sept.  14.  Adm'r — Isaac  Barton.  Fellowbondsman — Asher 
Gauntt;  both  of  said  Co. 

1795,  Sept.  24.  Inventory,  £251.10.;  made  by  Eliakim  Willits 
and  Aaron  Barton.  File  11602C. 

1791,  June  4.  Gebbie,  John,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Charles  Ellis.     Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Ellis;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  180. 

1791,  June  2'5.  Inventory,  £1,469.18.0,  including  £524.2.7  in  col- 
lectable debts,  doubtful  debts  £107.10.6;  made  by  John  How  and 
Thomas  Douglass.  File  11383C. 

1786,  Feb.  12.  Genung,  John,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Jacob,  4  acres  upper  corner  of  home  lot  adjoining  Thomas 
Boniel's  and  Daniel  Burnet's  land.  Daughters,  Phebe  Gardner  and 
Susannah  Cory,  £8  each.  Daughters,  Nansey,  Hanah  and  Desiah, 
each  £10  and  household  furniture.  Son,  Daniel,  remainder  of  real 
and  residue  of  personal  estate;  and  he  is  to  be  put  to  a  trade.  Ex- 
ecutors— friends,  James  Burnet  and  Ephraim  Sayers,  of  Morris  Co. 
Witnesses — Cornelius  Genung.  Daniel  Burnet  and  Silas  Hand. 
Proved  Dec.  21,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  77. 

1795,  Jan.  23.  Inventory,  £87.1.0;  made  by  Daniel  Burnet  and 
Jeremy  Genung.  File  880N. 

1783,  June  6.  Gerrebrantse,  Gerrebrant,  of  Communapa,  Bergen 
Co.;  will  of.     Wife,  Marytie,  all  household  furniture,  my  negro  man, 


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Will,  my  negro  girl,  Jinn,  and  rest  of  personal  property  and  re- 
mainder of  estate.  Executors — wife,  Marytie,  and  Brother-in-law, 
Robert  Sickles.  Witnesses— Jonathan  Crane,  Abraham  Ogden,  Josiah 
Ogden  Hoffman.     Proved  Apr.  27,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  532;  File  2133B. 
1761,  July  9.  Gerretson,  Abraham,  of  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Brother, 
Henry  Gerretson,  my  share  of  the  undivided  estate  left  us  by  our 
father,  and  all  other  estate  both  real  and  personal.  Executors — 
brother,  Henry  Gerretson,  and  Derrick  Dey,  Jr.  Witnesses — John 
Turck,  John  Bergen,  Geo.  Gordon.  Proved  Mar.  30,  1792.  (John 
Bergen  and  Geo.  Gorden  being  deceased,  signed  by  Geo.  Bond). 

Lib.  34,  p.  37;  File  7472-7473G. 

1791,  Sept.  7.  Gibbs,  William,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Corbet  Scudder.  Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel  Day;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Jona.  Deare,  Minne  V.  Voorhees. 

Lib.  32,  p.  463;  File  7883-7884L. 

1792,  May  31.  Giberson,  John,  Sr.,  of  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of. 
Sons,  Job,  James,  John  and  Daniel,  each  10  shillings.  Son  David  to 
pay  his  brothers,  (named  above),  the  10  shillings  apiece.  Daughter, 
Ester  Giberson,  50  acres  adjoining  David  Giberson's  land;  also  a 
waggon,  oxen,  and  2  cows,  bed  and  bedding.  Remainder  to  be  di- 
vided between  the  children ;  Anna  Ackly's  bed  and  bedding,  cows  and 
calf,  to  be  set  apart.     Witnesses — Richard  Davis,  William  Robinson. 

Lib.  34,  p.  440. 
1792,  June  15.    (No  Executor  having  been  appointed.)     Adm'r — 
James    Giberson.      Fellowbondsman — Cornelius    McCollum;    both   of 
said  Co. 

1792,  June  13.  Inventory,  £21.15.9,  made  by  Cornelius  McCollum 
and  John  Shane.  File  1811H. 

1790,  Dec.  21.  Gi£forcl,  Joshua,  of  Shrewsbury  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  use  of  real  and  personal  property  while 
widow.  Eldest  son,  William,  £10.  Daughter,  Anne  Davis,  £30. 
Sons,  William,  Joseph  and  Annaniah  to  divide  remainder  of  real  and 
personal  property  among  them  after  wife's  marriage  or  decease.  Ex- 
ecutors— the  3  sons.  Witnesses — Samuel  Huelett,  Henry  Herbert, 
Benjamin  Jackson.     Proved  Feb.  27,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  247. 

1793,  Feb.  26.  Inventory,  £171.17.3;  made  by  Benjamin  Jack- 
son and  Annaniah  GifFord.  File  6879-6882M. 

1792,  Oct.  15.  Gill,  Matthew,  Sr.,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Magdalene,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live  with 
lands  bought  of  Roberts  and  Guest,  during  her  widowhood;  also 
choice  of  furniture,  2  horses  and  waggon  and  2  cov/s  and  such  farm- 
ing utensils  as  she  may  need;  also  1  year's  provisions,  £25,  and  negro 
man,  Cojoe.  Son,  James,  the  above  lands  after  wife's  decease;  also 
5  acres  of  woodland  purchased  of  Job  Rumford  adjoining  lands  of 
late  Thomas  Denny  and  of  Jacob  Calnn;  also  upper  half  of  meadow 
on  Oldman's  Creek.  Son,  Matthew,  plantation  purchased  of  Hatton 
and  Lippincott,  with  lands  adjoining;  also  marsh  and  meadow  lying 
on  Raccoon  Creek  with  adjoining  uplands;  also  the  lower  lot  on  Old- 
man's  Creek.  Daughter,  Catherine  Vanneman,  £150.  Daughters, 
Sarah  and  Deborah  Gill,  each  £350.  Daughter,  Mary  Gill,  £300. 
(Last  3  daughters,  each  a  bed  and  a  cow)  they  to  have  privilege  of 
living  at  home  while  single).  Daughter,  Christiana  Wood,  a  £100 
bond  dated  Sept.  25,  1773,  held  against  Jechonias  Wood  and  Bate- 


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man  Lloyd;  also  £3  cash.  Grandchildren,  Catherine  Forrester  and 
Benjamin  Wood,  a  £100  bond  held  against  Jechonias  Wood,  dated 
Feb.  27,  1767.  To  the  other  grandchildren  (younger  children  of 
daughter  Christiana  Wood),  the  interest  of  2  above  mentioned 
bonds.  Plantation  bought  of  John  Avis,  on  Salem  road  near  the 
Moravian  Meetinghouse,  to  be  sold,  and  Agnes  Avis,  widow  of  John 
Avis,  paid  what  is  due  her  on  said  property.  Grandson,  John  Gill, 
a  lot  in  Dutchtown  bought  of  Samuel  Blackwood,  Sheriff.  The  So- 
ciety of  United  Brethren,  on  Oldman's  Creek,  to  have  a  loan  of  £25, 
to  be  used  for  the  support  of  a  pastor.  Children,  Matthew,  James, 
Sarah,  Deborah  and  Mary  Gill  and  Catherine  Vanneman,  the  re- 
mainder of  real  and  personal  property,  equally  divided  between 
them.  Executors — sons,  Matthew  and  James.  Witnesses — Hannah 
Briant,  John  Smith,  Amos  R.  Pearce.     Proved  Nov.  21,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  410. 

1792,  Nov.  r5.     Inventory,  £3,396.11.3  y2  ;  made  by  Gideon  Denny 

and  John  Smith.  File  1812H. 

1795,  Aug.  10.  Gill,  Sarah,  of  Woolwich,  Gloucester  Co.,  spinster; 
will  of.  Sister,  Catherine  Vaneman,  £25.  Sister,  Deborah  Gill,  £25. 
Sister,  Mary  Gill,  £3.  Sister,  Christiana  Wood  and  her  husband, 
Johanias  Wood,  5  shillings  each.  Brother,  James  Gill,  £50.  Nep- 
hews, John  and  Mathew  Gill  (sons  of  brother  John  Gill,  dec'd),  £25. 
Brother,  Mathew  Gill,  the  residue.  Executor — brother,  Mathew  Gill. 
Witnesses — ^John  Smith  and  Gideon  Denny.     Proved  Nov.  25,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  264. 

1795,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £430.4.9;  made  by  John  Smith  and  Sam- 
uel Denny.  File  1938H. 

1783,  June  — .  Gillmon,  David  Sr.,  of  Stow  Creek  Twsp.,  Cum- 
berland Co.;  will  of.  Son,  David,  all  real  and  Vs  of  personal  estate. 
Daughters,  Elenor  Dare  and  Letitia  Platts,  each  £5  and  %  of  per- 
sonal property.  Executor — son,  David.  Witnesses — Phebe  Heaton, 
Levi  Heaton  and  Marcy  Heaton.     Proved  Jan.  4,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  106;  File  1078F. 

1792,  May  5.  Gilman,  Abraham,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate  (while  my 
widow),  and  until  son  William  is  21,  when  he  shall  receive  it.  Should 
son  William  die  before  21;  estate  to  go  to  Thomas  Sheppard  (son  of 
my  fathei'-in-law,  Job  Sheppard).  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and 
brother-in-law,  Thomas  Sheppard.  Witnesses — Samuel  M.  Shute  and 
Job  Sheppard.     Proved  Sept.  1,  1792.       Lib.  34,  p.  482;  File  1029F. 

1793,  Nov.  25.  Goble,  Benjamin,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co,  Int. 
Adm'rs — Abigail  Goble  and  Nathan  Goble.  Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Pitney;  all  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  341. 

1793,  Dec.  25.  Inventory,  £74.8.5;  made  by  Hezekiah  Freeman 
and  Anthony  Himenover.  File  557S. 

1792,  Dec.  8.  Goble,  Timothy,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Ben- 
jamin Holloway.  Fellowbondsman — Seth  Gregory,  Jr.;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  152. 

1792,  Nov.  28.  Notice  of  Jabez  Campfield,  Surrogate,  to  Mrs. 
Goble,  widow  of  Timothy,  Ezekiel  Goble,  father,  and  James  and  Elial 
Goble,  the  brothers  of  Timothy  Goble,  to  apply  for  administration  of 
his  estate. 


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1792,  Dec.  10.  Inventory,  £10.4.5,  made  by  Jonathan  Ogden  and 
Peter  Fairchild.  File  790N. 

1793,  Oct.  10.  Goddard,  John,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Goddard.  Feilowbondsman — Charles  Crisman;  both 
of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  342. 

1793,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  £10.2.7^  ;  made  by  Joseph  Huber  and 
Charles  Crisman.  File  558S. 

1795,  June  1.  Godfrey,  James,  Sr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elishabea,  use  of  home  plantation,  during  her  life,  and  Vs  of 
personal  property.  Son,  James,  home  plantation,  during  his  life,  to- 
gether with  Vz  of  marsh  on  Cedar  Swamp  Creek  and  V2  of  the  Cape 
Briton  tract.  After  his  decease,  same  to  be  divided  between  grand- 
sons, Jacob  and  George  Godfrey.  Son,  Jacob,  plantation  bought  of 
Nicholas  Stillwell,  piece  of  marsh  near  Brick  landing,  marsh  bought 
of  Thomas  Daniels  with  all  rights  to  Ludlam's  Beach  and  piece  of 
cedar  swamp  bought  of  Jesse  Hand,  also  tools  and  farming  utensils; 
he  paying  my  son,  Elijah,  £110.  Son,  Elijah,  plantation  whereon  he 
now  lives  and  tract  lying  at  Ludlam's  Bridge.  Grandson,  James 
Godfrey,  land  and  marsh  bought  of  John  Corson,  with  small  part  of 
old  tract  adjoining;  also  right  on  Peck's  Beach  and  Vz  of  right  on 
the  Cape  Briton  Islands  and  right  to  land  and  marsh  at  the  First 
Landing.  To  daughter,  Elisabeth  Corson,  Vz  of  marsh  on  Cedar 
Swamp  Creek  and  Tuckahoe  River.  To  daughter,  Elishabea  Godfrey, 
tract  of  Cedar  swamp  at  the  Old  Bridge.  Daughter,  Priscilla  Smith, 
£50  (in  hands  of  son  James).  Residue  to  the  3  daughters.  Execu- 
tors— sons,  James,  Elijah  and  Jacob.  Witnesses — Jeremiah  Hand, 
Eleazer  Crawford  and  Richard  Dole.     Proved  May  17,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  177. 

1795,  Aug.  10.  Inventory,  £642.'5.;  made  by  Abijah  Smith  and 
John  Swain.  File  622E. 

1793,  Feb.  7.  Godley,  Newell,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Joseph  Godley.  Feilowbondsman — John  Cherry, 
of  Amwell  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  311. 

1793,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £78.6.3;  made  by  Phillip  Yanger  and 
Benjamin  BlackwelL  File  1631  J. 

1791,  July  25.  Godwin,  Abraham,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jabez  Johnson.  Feilowbondsman — Samuel  Sayre;  both  of  Newark, 
said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  507;  File  7266-7267G. 

1790,  Feb.  11.  Goelet,  Elizabeth,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Sons,  James  and  Peter,  both  real  and  personal  property  in 
equal  shares.  Executors — sons,  James  and  Peter.  Witnesses — Ann 
England,  Susannah  Bell,  Andrew  Bell.     Proved  Apr.  27,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  270;  File  8025-8027L. 

1784,  Mar.  16.  Goff,  David,  Sr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Brother, 
William  Goff,  80  acre  tract  lying  at  the  old  mill.  Brother,  John  Goff, 
and  son,  David  Goff,  remainder  of  land  upon  Turkeyhoe  River,  di- 
vided between  them.  Meadow  at  Denise's  Creek  to  be  sold  and  home 
place  kept  for  the  maintenance  of  children,  (not  named).  Executor 
— brother,  John  Goff.  Witnesses — Frederick  Moslands,  Jacob  Cor- 
•on,  Joshua  Shaw.     Proved  Feb.  5,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  276. 


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1793,  Jan.  3.  £110.1.3;  made  by  Henry  Ludlam  and  Moses  Will- 
iams. File  586E. 

1791,  May  1.  Golden,  Alpheus,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Lydia,  beds  and  bedding  she  had  when 
I  married  her;  also  6  Windsor  chairs,  the  provisions  on  the  place,  2 
heifers,  and  Vz  of  the  profits  of  my  lands  during  her  natural  life. 
Daughter,  Clarrissa  Golden,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live,  a  lot  of 
woodland  in  Deerfield  Twsp.,  2  acres  of  marsh  on  Cohansey  Creek, 
%  part  of  an  acre  of  cedar  swamp  in  Lebanon,  my  right  and  title  to 
a  piece  of  cedar  swamp  in  Greenbranch,  Salem  Co.,  and  1,000  acres 
of  land  in  the  State  of  Virginia  which  was  located  by  the  Rev.  Will- 
iam Worth.  Sister,  Elizabeth  Golden,  800  acres  (located  by  Worth) 
in  Virginia.  Sister,  Lodumah  Keen,  and  brother,  Joseph  Golden, 
1,200  acres  of  land  in  Virginia,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them. 
Should  my  brother  or  either  of  my  sisters  die  without  issue  or  before 
21,  his  or  her  share  to  be  divided  between  the  survivors.  Wife,  use 
of  all  lands  devised  to  daughter  (for  her  education)  until  she  mar- 
ries or  is  21.  Should  daughter,  Clarrissa,  die  before  21,  lands  devised 
to  her  to  go  to  my  wife.  Daughter,  Clarrissa,  residue  of  personal 
property.  Executors — wife,  Lydia  Golden  and  George  Burgin.  Wit- 
nesses— Mary  Brook,  Sarah  Mayhew,  Jacob  Mayhew.  Proved  May 
30,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  274;  File  1017F. 

1791,  Dec.  23.  Golden,  Elias,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
David  Golden  and  Abraham  Golden.  Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Stout; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  375. 

1791,  Dec.  19.  Inventory,  £106.6.6;  made  by  John  P.  Hunt  and 
Aaron  Stout.  File  1568J. 

1795,  Apr.  2.  Golden,  Joseph,  of  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Catherine,  room  with  furniture,  3  cows,  wagon  and  horse,  and  £14 
yearly  in  lieu  of  her  dower.  Son,  John,  first  choice  of  horses  and 
£20.  Son,  Elias,  2nd  choice  of  horses  and  £15.  Son,  Mathias,  has  a 
mare  and  colt.  Real  estate  and  residue  to  be  divided  between  the 
3  sons.  Grandsons,  Matthias  and  Joseph  (sons  of  dec'd  son,  Abra- 
ham), £200,  (each  £50  when  21,  and  £25  yearly).  To  wife's  sister, 
Elizabeth  Johnson  (living  with  us),  £3  yearly  while  single.  Daugh- 
ter-in-law, Jenete  Golden  (widow  of  dec'd  son),  to  keep  in  her  hands 
what  her  father  had  and  to  be  given  a  room  and  her  living  with  sons 
while  single.  Executors — the  3  sons,  John,  Elias  and  Mathias.  Wit- 
nesses— Lambert  Johnson,  Joseph  Collins,  Jehe  Johnson.  Proved 
June  22,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  519;  File  7221-7224M. 

1795,  Nov.  20.  Goodwin,  William,  of  Salem  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Elizabeth  Goodwin.  Fellowbondsman — Clement  Acton,  Esq.;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  330;  File  2117L 

1793,  Mar.  8.  Gorden,  Gomime,  of  Wardsesson,  Essex  Co.;  will 
of.  Grandson,  Isaac  Suvering,  all  real  and  personal  property  when 
of  age;  should  he  die  without  issue  or  before  coming  of  age,  same 
to  Samuel  Suvering.  To  Samuel  Suvering,  £5.  To  Gomime  Suver- 
ing, one  cow  and  clothes.  To  Mary  Dobbins,  a  quilt.  To  Sarah 
Carmmel,  5  shillings.  Executors — Ephraim  Morris  and  Gerard  Haug- 
wort.  Witnesses — Joseph  Keen,  Samuel  Morris.  Proved  Mar.  11, 
1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  364. 


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1794,  Mar.  11.  Inventory,  £38.16.6;  made  by  Joseph  Keen  and 
Samuel  Morris.  File  7964-7970G. 

1795,  Dec.  18.  Gordon,  Catherine,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Samuel  Gordon.     Fellowbondsman — Henry  Stults. 

Lib.  35,  p.  198. 

[No  date].  Inventory,  £46.18.3;  made  by  Henry  Stults  and  George 

Ginnip.  File  861 1-86 14L. 

1793,  June  4.  Gordon,  Franklin,  Sr.,  of  Amvpell  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  2  covins,  6  sheep,  2  hogs,  and 
all  furniture;  also,  use  of  plantation  whereon  Jacob  Tead  lives,  until 
son,  Franklin,  is  15,  then  %  during  her  life.  Son,  Othniel,  use  of 
home  plantation,  until  son,  Thomas,  is  21,  then  to  do  as  mentioned 
in  my  father's  will;  also  V2  of  live  stock  until  sons,  Philip  and  Fi'ank- 
lin,  come  of  age,  then  return  it  to  the  2  boys;  other  half  of  live 
stock  to  be  sold.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Permeley  Gordon,  £100  each; 
Permeley  to  have  a  good  set  out  when  she  marries.  Sons,  Philip  and 
Franklin,  %  of  the  Tead  plantation,  when  Franklin  is  15.  Clock 
to  be  sold.  Son,  Othniel,  a  horse  and  note  for  £11.  Son,  Thomas, 
wearing  apparel  and  £5.  Executors — wife,  Anne,  and  son,  Othniel. 
Witnesses — Peter  Hoppough,  Richard  Heath,  James  Derumple. 
Proved  July  25,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  300. 

1793,  July  2.  Inventory,  £614.14.8;  made  by  Paul  Kuhl  and  An- 
drew Bearder.  File   1632J. 

1794,  July  12.  Gordon,  Michael,  of  Piscataway  Twsp.,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  Stephen,  real  and  personal  property  and  he  to 
support  sister,  Barbarry,  during  his  life,  then  after  his  decease  real 
estate  to  be  sold  for  support  of  said  sister.  After  decease  of  sister 
Barbarry,  the  residue  to  heirs  of  both  said  brother  and  sister.  Ex,- 
ecutors — brother,  Stephen  Gorden  and  friend,  Thomas  Paul.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Lindeff,  Cornelius  Boice  and  John  Van  Nortwick. 
Proved  Sept.  12,  1794.  Lib.  34,  p.  512. 

1794,  Sept.  18.  Inventory,  £257.14.0;  made  by  Cornelius  Staats 
and  Jacob  Van  Deventer,  File  8457-862L. 

1793,  Aug.  7.  Gordon,  Thomas,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Franklin  Gordon,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of 
his  mother,  Ann  Gordon,  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Cor- 
nelius Williamson;  both  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  314;  File  1633 J. 

1792,  Mar.  6.  Goucher,  John,  of  Mansfield-Woodhouse,  Sussex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Newbold  Woolston.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph 
Thomas;  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  160. 

1792,  Mar.  6.  Inventory,  £140.4.9;  made  by  Newbold  Woolston 
and  John  Woolever.  File  526S. 

1793,  July  15.     Goulden,  William,  of  Cumberland  Co.     Int.   Adm'r 

— James  Goulden.     Fellowbondsman — James  Godfrey;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  141;  File  1044F. 

1791,  Aug.  4.  Gouverneur,  Isaac,  of  Mount  Pleasant,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Nephew,  Isaac  Gouverneur,  of  the  City  of  New  York,  mer- 
chant, comer  house  and  lot  on  Front  Street,  New  York,  together 


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with  stone  wharf  and  water  lot  opposite.  Nephew,  Nicholas  Gouver- 
neur  (son  of  brother  Samuel),  house  and  lot  on  Front  Street,  New 
York,  adjoining  one  given  nephew  Isaac,  together  with  stone  wharf 
and  water  lot  opposite.  Nephew,  Samuel  Gouverneur  (son  of  bro- 
ther Samuel),  corner  house  and  lot  in  Water  Street,  New  York,  to- 
gether with  brick  store  in  alley  known  as  Gouverneur  Alley.  Neplaew, 
Anthony  Gouverneur  (son  of  brother  Samuel),  house  and  lot  in 
Water  Street,  New  York,  adjoining  one  given  nephew  Samuel.  Nep- 
hew, Joseph  Gouverneur,  (son  of  brother  Samuel),  house  and  lot  in 
Smith  Street,  New  York.  To  Gouverneur  Kimble  (son  of  Peter  Kim- 
ble), house  and  lands  at  Mount  Pleasant,  with  all  carriages,  horse^, 
cattle  and  farming  utensils.  Negro  boy,  Nero,  to  be  set  free.  Real 
estate  in  West  Indies  and  residue  of  personal  property  to  be  sold. 
To  Mary  Gouverneur  (widow  of  brother  Nicholas,  late  of  New  Jer- 
sey, dec'd),  £100  yearly  during  her  life.  To  Isaac  Gouverneur  (son 
of  brother  Nicholas),  the  interest  of  £500,  during  his  life;  at  his  de- 
cease the  principal  to  be  divided  between,  Isaac,  Staats  and  David 
Burnet  (children  of  Doctor  Burnet).  To  Margaret  Ogden  (wife  of 
Lewis  Ogden),  Mary  Ogden  (wife  of  Rev.  Uzal  Ogden),  Hannah 
Ogden  (wife  of  Charles  Ogden),  Rebecca  Bibby  (wife  of  Thomas 
Bibby),  Sarah  Reading  (wife  of  Samuel  Reading),  Isabella  Wilkins 
(wife  of  Isaac  Wilkins),  Effie  Ogden  (wife  of  Samuel  Ogden)  and 
to  Getty  Wallace  (wife  of  Alexander  Wallace)  each  £500.  To  Sarah 
Wallace  (widow  of  Hugh  Wallace),  £150.  To  Allidy  Gouverneur, 
£500.  To  Mary  Ludlow  (widow  of  William  Ludlow,  of  Claverack, 
New  York),  £250.  To  Gouverneur  Morris,  £250.  To  Isaac  Low, 
£1000.  To  Nicholas  Low,  £250.  To  Isaac  Ogden,  Samuel  Ogden, 
Abraham  Ogden,  Nicholas  Ogden,  Peter  Ogden  and  Sarah  Hoffman 
(wife  of  Nicholas  Hoffman)  each  £500.  To  such  of  the  children  of 
sister,  Magdalen  Hall,  as  shall  be  living,  each  £250.  To  Anthony 
Rutgers,  Nicholas  Rutgers  and  Herman  Rutgers,  each  £250.  To 
Getty  Kimble  (wife  of  Peter  Kimble),  £3000.  To  Gouverneur  Kim- 
ble, £3000.  To  God  children,  Gouverneur  Ogden  (son  of  Abram), 
Lewis  M.  Ogden  (son  of  Samuel),  Isaac  G.  Ogden  (son  of  Isaac)  and 
George  Bibby  (son  of  Thomas  Bibby),  each  £250.  Any  surplus  to 
be  divided  between  nephews,  Nicholas  Gouverneur  and  Isaac  Gouver- 
neur, who  are  also  made  Executors — together  with,  Gouverneur  Mor- 
ris, Lewis  Ogden  and  Peter  Kimble.  Witnesses — Charles  Smith, 
Viner  Van  Zandt,  Peter  Hill  and  Philip  Kearney.  Proved  Mar.  23, 
1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  21;  File  7972-7977G. 

1795,  Mar.  12.  Graham,  Thomas,  of  Essex  Co.  (late  of  Paterson, 
butcher).  Int.  Adm'rs — Jane  Graham  (the  widow)  and  George 
Adams;  both  of  Essex  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Simon  Armstrong,  of 
New  York  City.  Lib.  33,  p.  501. 

1795,  Mar.  12.  Inventory,  £102.8.6;  made  by  Cornelius  Van  Win- 
kle and  Paulus  Rattaun,  freeholders  in  Essex  Co. 

File  8282-8289G. 

1777,  Sept.  23.  Graham,  William,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  both  real  and  personal  property.  Executrix — 
wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — Hannah  Barnet,  William  Barnet,  George 
Ross.     Proved  Jan.  17,  1778.  Lib.  19,  p.  482. 

.     Inventory,  £117.0.0,  including  a  negro  boy;  made  by 

William  Harrison  and  Nathan  Woodruff  (both  of  Elizabethtown  and 
sworn  to  June  26,  1793). 

1794,   Aug.   25.      Estate   left  unadministered   by   Sarah   Graham, 


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since  Sarah  Forrest,  dec'd.  Adm'r — David  A.  Ogden,  of  Newark. 
Fellowbondsman — John  Doughty,  of  Morris  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  395;  File  4743r4744G,  7978-7979G. 
[This  will  should  have  appeared  in  Vol.  V  of  Wills  but  was  inad- 
vertently omitted.] 

1790,  May  30.  Grandin,  Philip,  Sr.,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  miller;  will  of.  Wife,  Eleanor,  shall  live  with  my  son  John  and 
be  provided  for  out  of  my  estate  as  long  as  she  remains  my  widow; 
also  a  bond  due  me  from  her  brother,  Samuel  Lorman,  it  being 
money  left  her  by  her  uncle.  Should  wife  remarry,  £200,  in  lieu  of 
her  dower.  Sons,  John  and  Philip,  plantation,  whereon  I  now  live; 
Philip,  the  lot  of  land  where  Peter  Emery  now  lives,  and  the  lower 
part  of  the  meadow  above  Barnet  Sowder's  house,  and  each  an  equal 
part  of  woodland  by  the  river.  Rest  of  real  estate  to  be  sold.  Resi- 
due to  my  5  daughters,  Mary,  Jane,  Abigail,  Eleanor,  and  Rachel; 
and  so  that  they  may  each  have  equal  shares.  What  has  already 
been  given  them  to  be  deducted.  Jane  has  had  £200;  Abigail,  £50; 
and  Eleanor,  £127.  Daughter,  Rachel,  her  full  setout,  equal  with 
her  sisters,  over  and  above  her  legacy.  Son,  John,  to  keep  the  young 
negro  he  has;  and  daughter,  Abigail,  her  negro  wench,  but  to  be 
charged  for  them.  Should  son,  Philip,  or  daughter,  Rachel,  die  with- 
out issue,  their  share  to  be  divided  among  the  others.  Daughter, 
Eleanor,  a  chest  of  drawers,  to  complete  her  setout.  Executors,  wife, 
Eleanor,  son,  John,  and  son-in-law,  William  Godley.  Witnesses — 
Peter  Emery,  Jr.,  Barnet  Sowder,  John  Forrester.  Proved  Apr.  4, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  348. 

1791,  Mar.  23.  Inventory,  £2,229.14.;  made  by  John  Grigg,  Adam 
Runkle,  Sr.,  and  John  Cooley. 

1797,  Nov.  22.  Account  by  John  F.  Grandin  and  William  Godley, 
Executors.  File  1559J. 

1791,  Sept.  8.  Grandin,  Philip,  Jr.,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Philip  Grandin,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  he  makes 
choice  of  David  Frazer,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  as  his  Guardian.  Fellow- 
bondsman— William  Lowrey,  of  Alexandria  Twsp. ;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  379. 

1795,  Aug.  5.     Account  by  David  Frazer,  Guardian.        File  1'560J. 

1791,  Apr.  8.  Grantham,  Lydia,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  To  Jane  Alexander,  a  bed,  bedding  and  some  wearing 
apparel.  To  sister,  Mary  Lock,  best  bed,  silver  table  spoon,  re- 
mainder of  wearing  apparel;  also  V2  of  my  Continental  certificates, 
and  V2  of  two  £10  notes — one  on  William  Richman,  the  other  on 
Thomas  Harden.     To  brother,  William  Matson,  lot  of  land  whereon 

1  now  live,  (in  trust  for  life) ;  after  his  decease,  to  be  equally  di- 
vided between  Magdalen  Lock  and  Judith  Kirby.  Brother,  William, 
to  have  a  bed  and  the  other   V2   of  Continental  certificates  and  the 

2  notes.  To  Lydia  Ford  (wife  of  William  Ford),  a  chest  of  drawers. 
To  Margaret  Wilson,  my  gold  buttons.  To  Aljigail  Thomson,  my 
gold  ring.  To  Deborah  Matson,  pair  of  curtains.  To  my  brother's 
son,  Andrew  Matson,  £1.  To  Magdalen  Lock  and  Judith  Kirby  re- 
mainder of  furniture.  Executor — friend,  William  Ford.  Witnesses 
— Leonard  Welsly,  Rebekah  Welsly,  Elinor  Heckman.  Proved  Aug. 
6,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  192. 

1791,  July  9.  Inventory,  £160.15.5%,  made  by  John  Van  Dyke, 
John  Smith.  File  177 OH. 


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1792,  Sept.  24.  Graves,  Richard,  of  Kent  Co.,  Maryland;  will  of. 
Son,  William,  a  tract  of  land  called  Buck  Neck,  on  which  my  dwel- 
ling house  stands.  Son,  Richard,  lands  on  opposite  side  to  sister, 
Mary  Van  Dyke's  land,  on  the  main  road  leading  from  Worton  to 
Chester  Town;  also  brick  house  in  Chester  Town  where  William 
Tilghman  keeps  his  office  and  the  wooden  house  where  James  Farrah 
lives,  with  ground  back  of  the  same  houses  as  far  as  division  fence 
which  separate  it  from  the  ground  generally  used  with  house  in 
which  Doctor  W^arrell  now  lives.  To  friend,  William  Tilghman,  house 
stable  and  ground  in  Chester  Town  where  Doctor  Warrell  now  lives. 
To  grandson,  Richard  Crockett,  house  in  Chester  Town,  where  Mrs. 
Dunn  lives  with  ground  to  division  fence;  the  same  to  be  in  satis- 
faction for  all  debts  due  and  owing  from  me  to  him.  Sons,  Richard 
and  William,  all  lands  and  tenants  in  Harford  Co.,  Maryland,  to  be 
divided  between  them.  To  sons,  William  and  Richard  and  daughter, 
Mary  Crockett  and  friend,  William  Tilghman,  in  trust  and  as  ten- 
ants in  common,  all  lands  in  state  of  North  Carolina  purchased  of 
Captain  Budd;  also  all  fisheries  purchased  of  Colonel  Nathaniel  Ram- 
sey. Son  William,  to  convey  (within  12  months)  all  lands  in  Queen 
Ann  County,  to  which  he  is  entitled  as  heir  of  his  mother,  to  daugh- 
ter, Mary  Crockett  and  friend,  William  Tilghman,  in  trust,  to  be 
equally  divided  between  them  as  tenants  in  common.  Residue  of 
estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  sons,  William  and  Richard  and 
daughter,  Mary  and  friend,  William  Tilghman,  in  trust,  and  as  ten- 
ants in  common.  Daughter,  Sarah  Clarkson,  to  receive  during  her 
life,  that  part  of  personal  estate  left  in  trust  to  friend  William  Tilgh- 
man, who  is  likewise  to  convey  that  portion  of  real  (left  in  trust  to 
him)  to  her  children  after  her  decease,  and  to  equally  divide  the 
same  between  them.  Executors —  son,  William  and  daughter,  Mary. 
Witnesses — Andrew  Wiesenthal,  Simon  Wilmer  and  James  James. 
Proved  (Kent  Co.,  Maryland)  Oct.  15,  1792.  Lib.  35,  p.  221. 

1795,  June  15.  Whereas  Richard  Graves,  of  Kent  Co.,  Maryland, 
dec'd,  left  goods  and  chattels  in  the  State  of  New  Jersey,  not  yet  ad- 
ministered; there  was  appointed  as  Adm'r — William  Graves.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Frederick  Kipelman.  File   11603C. 

1793,  Oct.  22.  Greeman,  David,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Greeman.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Hazlehurst;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  53;  File  11494C. 

1794,  Dec.  30.  Green,  Ambrose,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Green.     Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Scoby;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  535. 

1794,  Dec.  29.     Inventory,  £129.16.;  made  by  Evert  Van  Winkle 

and  Jonathan  Scoby.  File  8453-8456L. 

1793,  Nov.  21.  Green,  David,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Adm'x — Eliza- 
beth Green.     Fellowbondsman — William  Wood;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.   101. 

1793,  Nov.  14.  Inventory,  £575.3.4;  made  by  John  Smith  and 
John  Daniels.  File  1853H. 

1793,  Oct.  2.  Green,  John,  of  Newton  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.;  will 
of.  Movables  and  lease  on  meadow  to  be  sold.  Children,  i.e.,  Will- 
iam, Samuel,  John,  Mary,  Thomas  and  Mark,  each  an  equal  share, 
the  sons,  when  21,  the  daughters,  when  18.  Son  William,  to  be 
bound  to  Benjamin  Taylor,  if  he  will  take  him;  other  children  also  to 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  155 

be  bound  out  to  trades.  Executors — brother,  Jacob  Green  and  Joseph 
Sloan.     Witnesses — Hannah  Rowand  and  Patience  Rowand. 

1793,  Oct.  2.  Codicil.  Two  eldest  sons,  wearing  apparel.  Daugh- 
ters, wearing  apparel  of  deceased  wife.  Son,  Thomas,  my  larg  • 
Bible.  Son,  William,  4  sheep.  Son,  Samuel,  2  sheep.  Witnesses — 
the  same.     Proved  Oct.  10,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  83;  File  1852H. 

1794,  Sept.  26.  Green,  Richard,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Henry  Waterhouse,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Fel- 
lowbondsman — Andrew  Larason,  of  said  place  and  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  138. 

1794,  Sept.  22.  Inventory,  £1,217.13.5;  made  by  John  Lambert 
and  Andrew  Larason. 

1795,  Aug.  5.     Account  by  the  Adm'r.  File   1678J. 

1792,  Jan,  10.  Greer,  Jane  Ten  Brook,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Rev.  James  Greer,  late  of  Bucks  Co.,  Penna. ;  make.s 
choice  of  Joseph  Greer,  Jr.  of  Bucks  Co.,  Penn.,  as  her  Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Rensselear  Ten  Brook,  of  City  of  New  Brunswick. 

Lib.  34,  p.  192;  File  1608J. 

1792,  Oct.  13.  Gregory,  Daniel,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Anna  McGill,  20  shillings,  and  her  mother's 
wearing  apparel.  Granddaughter,  Martha  McGill,  best  bed,  looking 
glass,  large  pewter  dish,  5  pewter  plates,  6  silver  tea  spoons;  also 
upper  half  of  place,  when  of  age.  Granddaughter,  Massa  McGill, 
bed,  warming  pan  and  brass  kettle;  also  other  V2  of  home  place, 
when  of  age.  Residue  of  personal  property  to  be  sold;  interest  paid 
2  youngest  granddaughters,  i.e.,  Mary  and  Elizabeth  McGill,  and 
principal  divided  between  them,  when  of  age.  To  the  4  granddaugh- 
ters, rents  from  real  until  the  2  eldest  are  of  age.  To  Bethel  Church, 
40  shillings,  when  2  eldest  granddaughters  are  of  age;  they  paying 
same.  Executors — friends,  Thomas  Reeves,  Sr.,  and  James  Cooper. 
Witnesses — Elizabeth  Osback  Denny  and  Urian  Paul.  Proved  Jan. 
5,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  75. 

1792,  Dec.  28.  Inventory,  £134.12.11;  made  by  Thomas  Reeves, 
and  Biddle  Reeves.  File  1854H. 

1794,  Sept.  25.  Gregory,  Hannah,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— William  Hawkins.  Fellowbondsman — Eli  Townsend,  Esq.;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  110;  File  604E. 

1792,  Mar.  16.  Griffiths,  John,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Will- 
iam Maxwell,  of  New  York  City.  Fellowbondsman — Elisha  Boudinot, 
Esq.,  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  33;  File  7474-7475G. 

1795,  Oct.  12.  Griggs,  Daniel,  of  Independence  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Elizabeth  Griggs  and  Samuel  Griggs,  Jr.  Fel- 
lowbondsmen — Benjamin  Griggs  and  Thomas  Wiggins;  all  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  134. 

1795,  Oct,  12,  Inventory,  £333,13.6;  made  by  Thomas  Wiggins 
and  Daniel  Vliet.  File  6 3 OS. 

1795,  April  4.  Groff,  Richard,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Edith  Groif.  Fellowbondsman — James  Reeves; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  305, 


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1795,  Mar,  31.  Inventory,  £150.8.5%  ;  made  bv  David  Brovm  and 
William  Ford.  File  1939H. 

1782,  July  14,  Grumman,  Joseph,  of  Morris  Co.;  vv^iil  of.  To  my 
father,  all  wearing  apparel.  Wife,  Sarah,  30  acres  of  land  in  the 
Great  Swamp;  all  household  furniture,  weaving  tackle  and  remainder 
of  moveable  estate.  Brother,  Aaron,  a  silver  watch.  Executrix — 
wife,  Sarah.  Witnesses — Foster  Horton,  Hannah  Horton,  Sarah 
Horton.     Proved  Jan.  24,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  12. 

1784,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £54.5.6,  made  by  Foster  Horton  and 
John  Ougheltree.  File  767N. 

1795,  Oct.  7.  Guant,  Jonathan  and  Ann,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Chil- 
dren of  James  Guant,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  Samuel  Pea- 
cock, Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Matthew  Collins;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  306;  File  1940H. 

1792,  June  4.  Guest,  Joseph,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  To  the  United 
Bretherens'  Church,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  £5.  Children — 
Mary,  William,  Christinah,  John,  Elizabeth,  Garrit  and  Rebecca 
Guest.  The  sons,  each  2  shares  of  proceeds,  when  21;  the  daughters, 
each  1  share.  Executors — brother,  Henry  Guest,  and  cousin,  Mat- 
thew Gill;  also  Guardians  of  children.  Witnesses — Jacob  Stille, 
George  Katts  and  John  Sharp.     Proved  Aug.  29,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  87. 

1793,  Aug.  27.  Inventory,  £180.10.0;  made  by  John  Smith  and 
William  Hewes.  File  18'55H. 

1793,  Oct.  23.  Gulick,  James,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
James  Gulick  and  Abraham  Gulick.  [No  papers  on  file,  recorded 
copy  only.]  Lib.  33,  p.  231. 

1792,  Aug.  24.  Hagaman,  Joseph,  of  Bethlehem,  Hunterdon  Co., 
will  of.  Wife,  Eleanor,  and  sister,  Secenute  Hagaman,  use  of  planta- 
tion and  movables  during  their  lives.  Grandson,  Joseph  McCluchon 
(after  decease  of  wife  and  sister),  plantation  and  movables;  he 
paying  following  bequests.  Sons,  Joseph,  Francis  and  Cornelius, 
each  5  shillings.  Grandson,  Joseph  Hagaman  (son  of  Joseph),  £7. 
Grandson,  Joseph  Hagaman  (son  of  Francis),  £7.  Grandson,  Joseph 
Robins,  £7.  Daughter,  Cathrina  Hagaman,  loom  she  weaves  on. 
Daughter,  Tonake  Hagaman,  5  shillings.  Executors — wife  Eleanor, 
and  Joseph  McCluchon.  Witnesses — Samuel  Johnston,  Lawrence 
Updike.    Proved  Oct.  1,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  229. 

1792,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  £182.16.6;  made  by  Samuel  Johnston 
and  Lawrence  Updike.  File  1609 J. 

1792,  Aug.  14.  Haggarty,  John,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Eliakim  Littell.    Fellowbondsman — ^John  Littell;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  53;    File  7480-7481G. 

1795,  Nov.  25.    Haines,  Ann  and  John,  of  Burlington  Co.    Wards. 

Children  of  George  Haines,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.    Said  wards  being  out 

of   the    wardship    of    their    Guardian    in    Soccage,    make    choice    of 

William   Irick,   Guardian.    Fellowbondsman — Thomas   Burr. 

Lib.  35,  p.  255;  File  11604C. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  157 

1790,  Nov.  25.  Haines,  Elizabeth,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Jeremiah  Haines,  late  of  Salem  Co.,  dec'd;  she  makes 
choice  of  her  uncle,  William  Haines,  as  her  Guardian.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Daniel  Ellis;  both  of  Burlington  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  554. 

1791,  June  13.  Inventory  of  the  estate  of  Jeremiah  Haines  for 
the  use  of  his  daughter,  Elizabeth,  composed  of  bonds  and  notes, 
£607.14.5;  appraised  by  Peter  Shiras  and   Thomas   Bispham. 

File   11334C. 

1795,  Nov.  9.  Haines,  George,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — ■ 
Isaac  Haines.   Fellowbondsman — William  Venicomb;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  255;  File  11605C. 

1789,  Feb.  8.  Haines,  Isaac,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Deborah,  one  cow,  1  horse,  2  feather  beds  and  £30; 
also  privileges  of  house  with  provisions  from  land  and  £r5  yearly, 
while  widow.  Son,  Edmond,  southeast  end  of  home  plantation 
whereon  he  now  lives,  adjoining  land  of  Benjamin  Haines  and 
Joseph  Thornton;  also  Vs  part  of  cedar  swamp.  Son,  John,  north- 
west part  of  home  plantation,  adjoining  land  of  Able  Austin, 
Simeon  Haines  and  Joseph  Thornton;  also  %  part  of  cedar  swamp. 
Son,  Isaac,  remainder  of  home  plantation  and  other  Vs  of  cedar 
swamp;  he  paying  his  mother  £15  yearly.  To  4  daughters,  Agnes, 
Elizabeth  and  Deborah  Haines,  residue  of  personal  to  be  divided 
between  them.  (Son  John  not  of  age.)  Executors — son,  Isaac 
and  nephew,  William  Haines.  Witnesses — Job  Haines,  Benjamin 
Haines,  Josiah  Foster.    Proved  Sept.  28,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  218. 

1795,  Sept.  16.  Inventory,  £609.8.8;  made  by  Thomas  Hollinshead 
and  Isaiah  Haines.  File  11606C. 

1791,  May  13.  Haines,  Jeremiah,  of  Burlington  Co.,  late  of 
Salem  Co.    Int.    Adm'r — William  Haines,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.   186. 
(There  is  no  file  number  for  this.     See  Elizabeth  Haines  (daugh- 
ter of  said  Jeremiah).    Ward,    for  Inventory  of  his  estate; 

File  11334C.) 

1794,  Sept.  20.  Haines,  Noah,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Thomas  Thorn,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  and  Nehemiah 
Haines,  of  said  Co.     Fellowbondsman — Moses  Wills,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  479. 

1794,  Sept.  22.  Inventory,  £364.1.0;  made  by  Thomas  Hollinshead 
and  William  Venicomb.  File   11544C. 

1794,  Nov.  8.  Haines,  Simeon,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife  (name  not  given),  all  lands  to  bring  up  children 
(not  named),  excepting  house  and  blacksmith  shop  which  are  to  be 
given  to  first  son  that  marries.  Witnesses — Isaiah  Haines,  Joshua 
Sharp,  Job  Haines.    Proved  Nov.   22,   1794.  Lib.   33,  p.   450. 

1794,  Nov.  22.  No  Executor  being  appointed,  Adm'rs  to  be  Mary 
Haines  and  Stacy  Haines.  Fellowbondsman — Job  Haines;  all  of 
said  Co. 

1794,  Nov.  25.  Inventory,  £1,017.18.0;  made  by  William  Rogers 
and  Joseph  Engle.  File  11545C. 

1793,  Nov.  1.  Haines,  Thomas,  of  Burlington  Co.,  farmer;  will  of. 
Son,   Samuel,  home   plantation   and  cedar  swamp   bought   of  Jonah 


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Woolman  and  Joseph  Burr.  Daughter,  Mary  Tash,  £200,  one  high 
chest  of  drawers,  bed  and  bedding.  Daughter,  Lydia  Looks,  £10 
(she  having  had  her  portion).  Granddaughters,  Meribe  Haines  and 
Mary  Haines,  each  £25,  when  18.  Son,  George,  place  bought  of 
the  Township  of  Northampton  and  %  of  farming  utensils  and 
residue.  Son,  Samuel  the  other  V2  of  farming  utensils  and 
residue.  Executors — the  2  sons.  Witnesses — John  Hancock,  John 
Fraser,   Samuel  Task,    Proved  Apr.   7,   1794.  Lib.   33,   p.   470. 

1794,  Apr.  5.  Inventory,  £2,657.8.4;  made  by  William  Deacon 
and  Samuel  Haines.  File   11546C. 

1791,  July  14.  Hall,  John,  of  Bernard  Twsp.,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Catherine,  use  of  that  part  of  plantation  bequeathed  to 
son  Robert,  until  he  is  of  age;  then  son,  Robert,  to  support  her 
during  her  widowhood.  Daughter,  Sarah,  likewise  to  be  supported 
while  single  and  paid  £2'5  by  son,  Robert,  also  a  bay  mare  and  one 
cow.  Son,  Robert,  south  part  of  plantation  (122  acres)  by  lands 
of  David  and  Robert  Todd,  Robert  Cross,  Jr.,  Richard  Hall  and 
James  McKane,  when  21.  Eldest  son,  Isaac,  and  sons,  John  and 
Jacob,  each  £5  (they  having  received  their  part  before).  Son, 
Richard,  to  pay  my  daughter,  Catherine  Flatt,  £25;  he  having  re- 
ceived that  much  more  than  his  portion.  Son,  William  (not  of  age), 
100  acres  off  north  part  of  plantation;  he  paying  my  daughter,  Mary 
Cross,  £25  in  5  years.  Should  either  2  sons  (who  are  not  of  age) 
die  without  issue,  their  share  to  be  divided  between  the  survivor  of 
them,  my  daughter  Sarah,  the  eldest  son  (of  sons  Jacob  and 
Richard),  and  the  eldest  daughter  (of  daughters  Mary  and  Cathe- 
rine). Wife  to  have  household  furniture.  After  her  decease,  same 
to  be  divided  between  sons  William  and  Robert.  Residue  of 
movables  to  be  sold  to  pay  debts.  Executors — friend,  Henry  South- 
ard, Esq.  and  son,  Richard  Hall.  Witnesses — Samuel  Annin,  James 
Boylan,  Benj.  Alward.    Proved  Mar.  20,   1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  430;  File  939R. 

1792,  Apr.  24.  Hall,  Joseph,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Joseph  Antram.    Fellowbondsman — Stacy  Antrim;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  406;  File  11440C. 

1791,  Feb.  26.  Halsey,  Benjamin,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Isaac  Halsey,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — William  Darly,  Sr. 
Fellowbondsman — Jedediah  Swan;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — 
David   Osborne   and   Charlotte    Osborne. 

Lib.  32,  p.  512;  File  7270-7277G. 
1794,  July  5.  Halsey,  Benjamin,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Isaac  Halsey,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  William  Halsey,  Esq. 
— that  the  Guardian  of  the  said  ward  is  lately  dec'd  and  that  the 
said  ward  is  possessed  of  considerable  real  and  personal  estate  and 
is  now  a  resident  of  the  State  of  North  Carolina,  and  he  wishes  his 
brother,  Ichabod  B.  Halsey,  appointed  his  Guardian.  Fellowbonds- 
man— William   Halsey;  both   of  said   Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  396;  File  7980-7983G. 

1792,  Mar.  7.  Halsey,  Jacob,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  Isaac 
Halsey,  of  said  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  makes  choice  of  Ichabod  B. 
Halsey  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Sam'l  Sayre;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  41;  File  7482-7485G. 

1791,  Feb.  18.  Halsey,  Jeremiah,  of  Wilmington,  North  Carolina. 
Ward.     Son  of  Isaac  Halsey,  of  Essex  Co.,  N.  J.,  dec'd.     Said  ward 


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makes  petition,  dated  Dec.  13,  1790,  that  Jedediah  Swan  be  appoint- 
ed his  Guardian,  and  to  look  after  his  interest  in  estate  left  by  his 
father  in  New  Jersey.  Fellowbondsman — John  Scudder;  both  of 
Essex  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  513;  File  7276-7277G. 

1794,  Oct.  7,  Halsey,  Jeremiah,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Ichabod  B.  Halsey  and  William  Halsey;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  394. 

1794,  Nov.  11.  Inventory,  £156.14.9;  made  by  Isaac  Spinning 
and  Benjamin  Williams.  File  7984r7989G. 

1794,  Nov.  19.  Halsted,  William,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife  (name  not  given),  home  farm  of  200  acres  (formerly 
belonging  to  father,  Caleb  Halsted)  and  negro  boy,  Jack,  until 
youngest  child  is  of  age;  also,  6  cows,  all  hogs,  2  horses  and  riding 
chair,  pair  of  oxen,  farming  utensils  and  household  furniture,  while 
widow.  Should  she  marry  again,  the  £100  yearly  from  profits  of 
farm.  Mother,  Rebecca  Halsted,  room  in  house  with  other  privileges. 
Son,  Caleb,  salt  marsh  adjoining  mouth  of  Elizabethtown  Creek  (8 
acres),  bought  of  Mathias  Williamson,  Jr.  Son,  Jacob,  2  lots  of 
meadow  on  both  sides  of  road  from  Elizabethtown  (one  of  26  acres 
had  from  Elias  Winans,  the  other,  2  acres,  had  of  son  Caleb),  when 
21.  Youngest  children,  William,  Robert,  Phebe,  Oliver  and  John, 
home  farm  to  be  divided  between  them  when  youngest  is  of  age. 
Son,  Samuel,  place  formerly  belonging  to  Benjamin  Hetfield  and 
meadow  adjoining  the  creek  bought  of  Jedidiah  Wynans;  also  a 
horse.  The  brickyard,  with  70  acres  of  pasture  adjoining,  to  be 
rented  until  youngest  child  is  of  age;  then  residue  of  personal  prop- 
erty to  be  divided  amongst  children.  Executors — son,  Caleb, 
brother,  Robert  Halsted,  and  nephew.  Job  Halsted.  Witnesses — 
Mathias  Williamson,  Jr.,  Caleb  Hetfield,  Elihu  Halsted. 

1794,  Nov.  22.  Codicil.  Wife  to  have  negro  girl,  Dine,  12  sheep 
and  all  hay  and  flax.  Son,  Jacob,  also  to  be  one  of  the  Executors. 
Witnesses — Mathias  Williamson,  Jr.,  John  Halsted,  John  Wiley. 
Proved  Dec.   1,   1794.  Lib.   33,  p.   385;  File  7990-7997G. 

1795,  Jan.  28.  Hamilton,  Thomas,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Elishaba  Hamilton.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Leonard;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  296. 

1794,  Oct.  2.  Inventory,  £22.5.0;  made  by  John  Brick  and  Isaac 
Leonard.  File  1941H. 

1795,  April  21.  Hampton,  Daniel,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Phineas  Carman.  Fellowbondsman — Dugel  Campbell;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  201. 

1795,  April  22.  Inventory,  £1,180.6.2;  made  by  Dugel  Camubell 
and  William  Manning.  File   8615-8622L. 

1794,  Sept.  29.  Hampton,  John  Thomas,  of  Fairfield  Twsp.,  Cum- 
berland Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mercy,  ^^  of  personal  and  Vs  of  real 
estate;  also  use  of  remainder  of  personal  and  real  estate  while 
widow  for  the  expense  of  educating  the  children.  Son,  John,  to 
study  physic.  Sons,  William  Harris  Hampton,  Isaac  Harris  Hampton 
and  James  Hucheson  Hampton,  to  have  sufficient  schooling  and  to  be 
apprenticed  to  some  trade,  when  of  suitable  age.  The  .sons,  %  of 
estate  not  espended,  when   21.    Daughters    (names  not  given),  the 


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other  %  not  espended  to  be  divided  between  them.  Executrixes — 
wife,  Mercy,  and  daughter,  Anne  H.  Hampton.  Witnesses — Jedidiah 
Ogden,  John  Bower,  Pierson  Harris.    Proved  Oct.  18,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  161;  File  1061F. 
1792,  Aug.  22.  Hampton,  Jonathan,  of  Essex  Co.  (See  will  of; 
Calendar  of  Wills— 1771-1780,  p.  221-222;  Lib.  20,  p.  49).  Petition 
of  the  children  of  Jonathan  Hampton,  deceased.  Whereas,  the  Ex- 
ecutors, Mary  Hampton,  John  Chetwood  and  Joseph  Jelf,  renounced, 
and  administration  was  granted  to  Ann  Frances  Hampton,  who 
is  since,  deceased,  leaving  part  of  the  estate  unadministered,  it  is 
requested  that  letters  of  administration  be  granted  to  Aaron  Lane, 
Signed^-Jona.  H.  Lawrence  (for  his  mother,  Mrs.  Dennis),  Susan 
Jelf,  Sally  Jelf,  Charles  White  (for  his  mother,  Elizabeth  White), 
Mary  Jouet  and  Lydia  Williamson. 

1792,  Aug.  22.  Bond  for  £6,000.  Adm'r  with  will  annexed — 
Aaron  Lane.   Fellowbondsman — Jona.  H.  Lawrence;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  56;  File  7486-7489G. 
1795,  Apr.  17.    Hance,  Ebenezer,  of  Monmouth  Co.    Int.    Adm'x — 
Esther  Hance.    Fellowbondsman — ^Jacob  Hance;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  528;  File  7225r7226M. 

1793,  May  6.  Hancock,  William,  of  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Lands 
to  be  rented  out  until  son  is  21,  and  eldest  daughter,  Anna, 
maintained  out  of  rents.  Daughters  Mary,  Elizabeth,  Ellen  and 
Leticia,  remainder  of  rents  and  movable  estate,  divided  between 
them.  Son,  Elisha,  all  lands  when  21,  provided  he  maintains  and 
takes  care  of  his  sister,  Anna,  during  her  life.  Executor — brother, 
Thomas  Hancock.  Witnesses — Wm.  Morris,  John  Miller,  Wallace 
Wells.    Proved  Nov.  25,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  34. 

1793,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  £60.14.2;  made  by  William  Harris  and 
George  Hancock.  File  11495C. 

1791,  June  7.  Hand,  Aaron,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Hand.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  Townsend;  both  of  said 
Co.    Witnesses — Thomas  Shaw  and  Henry  Stites.         Lib.  32,  p.  302. 

1791,  June  7.  Inventory,  £32.18.9;  made  by  Thomas  Shaw  and 
Henry  Stites.  File  550E. 

1793,  Oct.  12.  Hand,  Cornelius,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Shamgar  Hand,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.;  makes  choice  of  Stephen  Hand. 
Guardian — Stephen  Hand.  Fellowbondsman — David  Hughes;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  280;  File  587E. 

1792,  Apr.  14.  Hand,  Japketh,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Rachel  Hand  and  Jonathan  Hand.  Fellowbondsman — John  Goff; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  466. 

1792,  Apr.  3.  Inventory,  £114.4.0;  made  by  John  Goff  and  Levi 
Cambrael.  File  •574E. 

1793,  Feb.  27.  Hand,  Jerusha,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Shamgar  Hewit.  Fellowbondsmen — Carman  Smith  and  Joseph  Hays; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  279. 

1793,  Oct.  16.  Inventory,  £41,17.;  made  by  Eben'r  Newton  and 
Joseph  Hays.  File  588E. 

1790,  Sept.  16.   Hand.  Je««e,  Sr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.    Wife, 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  161 

Sarah,  my  best  horse  and  riding  waggon,  with  Vz  of  personal  pro- 
perty and  the  interest  of  all  real  and. personal  property  as  long  as 
she  remains  my  widow.  After  the  decease  or  remarriage  of  wife, 
son,  Jeremiah,  plantation  whereon  he  now  lives,  and  he  is  to  pay 
£40,  to  my  Executors  2  years  after  my  wife's  decease.  Son,  Enoch, 
£40.  Son,  Aaron,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live;  also  small  piece 
of  cedar  swamp  near  Riggs  Bridge,  son,  Jesse,  2  tracts  of  land 
whereon  William  Napes  lives;  also  2  tracts  of  cedar  swamp  in  the 
Upper  Precinct.  My  islands  of  Sedge  marsh,  oyster  and  fishing 
grounds  to  be  held  and  remain  the  property  of  all  my  children,  viz., 
Mary  Bowan,  Jeremiah  Hand,  Aaron  Hand,  Sarah  Sommen,  Lydia 
Hand,  Jesse  Hand,  Louis  Hand,  Enoch  Hand  and  Deborah  Hand. 
Daughters  (above  named),  residue  of  personal  property  after  wife's 
decease.  Daughters,  Lydia  and  Deborah,  to  have  £50  each,  the  same 
as  I  have  already  given  Mary  and  Sarah.  Wife,  Sarah,  Trustee  and 
Guardian  of  the  children  who  are  under  age,  and,  if  she  die,  my 
friend  Pearons  Leaming,  to  be  Trustee.  Executrix — wife,  Sarah. 
Witnesses — Henry  Stites,  Amos  Cresse,  Christopher  Sleasman,  Eliza- 
beth Stites.  Proved  Mar.  22,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  298. 
1791,  June  7.  Inventory,  £1,003.9.3;  made  by  Thomas  Shaw 
and  Henry  Stites.  File  55 IE. 

1794,  Nov.  27.  Hand  Jonathan,  Jr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Jonathan  Hand  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  makes  choice 
of  Eli  Tovrasend,  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Elijah  Townsend; 
both  of  said  Co. 

1796,  Aug.  9.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  his 
Guardian  in  Soccage  makes  choice  of  Elijah  Townsend,  Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Reuben  Townsend;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — 
Thomas  Townsend  and  John  Holmes. 

Lib.  35,  p.  110;  File  605E.   Lib.  36,  p.  278;  File  674E. 

1791,  May  26.  Hand,  Mary,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jacob  Swain.  Fellowbondsman — Richard  Townsend;  both  of  said 
Co.    Witnesses — Christopher  Ludlam  and  Spicer  Leaming. 

Lib.  32,  p.  303. 

1791,  June  10.  Inventory,  £53.7.2;  made  by  Nezer  Swain  and 
Eleazer  Hand.  File  552E. 

1794,  July  31,  Hand,  Philip,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Brother, 
Nathan  Hand,  to  be  given  title  to  2  tracts  of  land  (formerly  the 
Estate  of  Benjamin  Taylor  and  purchased  of  Henry  Stites,  then 
Sheriflf) ;  also  £25;  on  condition  that  he  deliver  a  bond  for  £143 
now  in  hands  of  my  brother,  Jeremiah  Hand.  Children,  i.e.,  Nathan, 
Huldah,  Ludlum,  Philip  and  Precilla,  rest  of  real  and  personal 
divided  between  them.  Executors — friends,  John  Swain  and  Abijah 
Smith.  Witnesses — John  StancliflF,  Joseph  Warren,  Richard  Craw- 
ford.   Proved  Aug.  7,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  105. 

1794,  Aug.  25.  Inventory,  £718.15.2;  made  by  Henry  Stites  and 
Eli  Townsend.  File   606E. 

1795,  Aug.  31.  Hand,  Rachel,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Philip  Stites.   Fellowbondsman — Nathaniel  Holmes;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  189. 

1796,  Jan.  30.  Inventory,  £283.4.6;  made  by  Christopher  Ludlam 
and  Nathaniel  Holmes.  File  623E. 


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1791,  Aug.  18,  Hand,  Rebecah,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Eli  Townsend.  Fellowbondsman — Nezer  Swain;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Judith  Hughes,  Lydia  Eldridge.  Lib.  32,  p.  301 

1791,  Apr.  22.  Inventory,  £120.5.2,  made  by  James  Godfrey, 
Richard  Townsend.  File  553E. 

1794,  Feb.  6.  Hankinson,  Jemima,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Joseph  Hankinson,  of  Readington  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Fellowbonds- 
man—John  Gregg,  Jr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  physician. 

Lib.  35,  p.  140. 

1793,  Dec.  4.  Inventory,  £50  (consisting  of  one  share  of  a  shad 
fishery  on  the  River  Delaware) ;  made  by  Aaron  Quinby  and  John 
Price.  File  1679J. 

1794,  Feb.  21.  Hann,  William,  Sr.,  of  Roxborough  Twsp.,  Morris 
Co.;  will  of.  (Advanced  in  years.)  Wife,  Else,  use  of  house  and 
movable  estate  during  her  life.  Daughter,  Anne  Wiles,  bond  for 
£72  held  against  her;  also  £58.  Daughter,  Margaret  Schuyler,  bond 
for  £57  held  against  her;  also  £73.  Daughter,  Mary  Sharp,  £10. 
Grand  children  (children  of  daughter  Mary),  i.e.,  sons,  William 
Crammer,  Mathias  Crammer  and  Noah  Crammer,  each  £12;  and 
daughters,  Elizabeth,  Catherine,  Anne,  Mary,  Dorothy,  Elise  and 
Margaret,  each  £12  (such  as  are  18,  or  when  they  are  18).  My  3 
sons,  Jacob,  William  and  John  to  make  provisions  for  wife;  after 
her  decease,  the  residue  to  be  divided  between  them.  Executors — 
the  3  sons.  Witnesses — Robert  Colver,  Jacob  Duffert,  Frederick 
Young.    Proved  Feb.  27,   1794.  Lib.  35,  p.   142. 

1794,  Feb.  18.  Inventory,  £752.7.6;  made  by  Robert  Colver  and 
Jacob  Duffert.  File  847N. 

1792,  July  1.  Harbeson,  Robert,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Brother,  Adam  Harbeson,  V2  of  the  Shallop  owned  in 
partnership  with  Jacob  Stanton;  also  kneebuckles  and  wearing 
apparel.  Wife,  Julianna,  house  and  lot  of  5  acres,  during  her  life; 
after  her  decease,  the  same  to  her  3  children,  Mary  Curry,  Nancy 
Curry  and  William  Curry.  Wife,  the  residue,  and  sole  Executrix. 
Witnesses,  James  Stratton,  Alexander  Boyd,  William  Riley.  Proved 
Sept.  13,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  104. 

1792,  Aug.  31.  Inventory,  £160.0.0;  made  by  Jacob  Katts  and 
W.  Miller.  File  20871. 

1790,  Sept.  9.  Hardenbergh,  Jacob,  Rev.,  of  City  of  New  Bruns- 
M^ck,  Middlesex  Co.;  v/ill  of.  Wife,  Dina,  all  personal  property, 
the  use  and  privileges  of  my  place  called  Rosendall,  Ulster  Co.,  N. 
Y.,  and  £40  yearly  to  be  paid  her  by  son,  Lewis,  while  she  remains 
my  widow.  Son,  Lev/is,  lands  at  Rosendall,  north  side  of  Roundout 
Creek,  and  certain  tracts  therein  described  south  of  creek  to 
northerly  side  of  river;  subject  to  his  mother's  life  interest  in  same; 
also  all  monies  due  me,  etc.,  except  bond  given  to  Thomas  Mac 
Kenis,  of  New  Brunswick,  in  which  my  sons,  Jacob  and  John,  have 
become  bound.  Son,  John,  300  acres  at  Rosendall,  on  southei'ly  side 
of  creek,  to  division  line  settled  between  Jacob  Keyjer  and  me. 
Son,  Jacob  Rutsen,  remainder  of  lands  at  Rosendall.  The  Rev.  John 
Frelinghousen,  my  wife's  former  husband,  left  a  personal  estate, 
the  property  of  his  two  children,  Eva  and  Frederick,  which  came 
into    my   hands;    also    £150    left    them    by    their    uncle    Hendericus 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  168 

Frelinghousen,  deceased.  I  have  brought  up  both  children,  and  have 
given  Frederick  a  complete  college  education  and  £100;  and  to  Eva, 
at  her  marriage,  £200,  I  made  purchase  of  my  father  of  9,000  acres 
in  Lot  No.  37  in  the  Great  or  Hardenbergh  Patent  lying  between  the 
Papacunck  and  Fiskill,  and  he  bequeathed  me  the  whole  of  his  in- 
terest in  the  lot;  it  was  sold  and  a  mortgage  taken  on  same,  but  on 
failure  of  payment  my  Attorney  and  Agent,  Lukas  Elemondolph, 
repurchased  the  whole  tract.  To  Frederick  Frelinghousen,  1,'500 
acres  of  lot  No.  37;  to  his  sister,  Eva,  700  acres  (lot  No.  37). 
Daughter,  Rachel,  1,200  acres  (lot  No.  37).  To  the  children  of 
my  deceased  daughter,  Polly,  i.e.  Dina,  Caty,  Jacob  and  Hendrick, 
each  400  acres;  in  all  1,600  acres  lot  No.  37.  Sons,  John  and  Jacob 
R.,  remainder  of  lands  in  lot  No.  37,  in  equal  shares.  Daughters, 
Nela  and  Rachel,  %  part  each,  and  children  of  daughter  Polly,  V-t 
part  divided  between  them,  and  the  2  children  of  my  deceased 
daughter,  Laura,  i.e.,  Caty  and  Jacob  R.,  hi  part  between  them,  of 
the  10,000  acres  of  lot  No.  3  of  the  Great  or  Hardenbergh  Patent. 
Son,  Lewis,  residue  and  i-emainder  of  lands.  Executors — sons,  John, 
Jacob  R.,  and  Lewis.  Witnesses — Nehemiah  Vernon,  John  Nord- 
strand,  Jacob  Auke.    Proved   Mar.    10,    1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  418;  File  7771-7780L. 

1771,  Apr.  10.  Haring,  Abraham,  of  Orange  Town,  Orange  Co., 
New  York;  will  of.  Wife,  Martinije,  1  negro  wench,  mansion  house 
and  farm  whereon  I  now  live,  and  movable  estate,  during  her  widow- 
hood. Oldest  son,  Peter,  Dutch  Bible  and  walking  cane;  also  house 
and  farm  now  in  his  possession.  Son,  Abraham,  home  farm,  after 
wife  is  married  or  deceased,  he  paying  £200  for  same.  Son,  Cor- 
nelius has  already  had  his  share.  Sons,  John  and  Abraham,  2  lots 
called  the  Church  lots  and  each  hi  of  residue.  Daughters,  Mary, 
wife  of  Hendrick  Zabriskie,  and  Margaret,  wife  of  Isaac  Blanch, 
each  'V2  of  residue.  Executors — sons,  John  and  Abraham.  Witnesses 
— Yon  Nagel,  Christian  Campbell,  Thomas  Outwater.  Proved  Mar. 
26,   1793,  at  Hackensack,  Bergen  Co.,  N.  J. 

Lib.  33,  p.  160;  File  2303B. 

1786,  Aug.  26.  Haring,  Abraham,  A.,  of  Harington  Twsp.,  Bergen 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  To  grandsons,  David,  Abraham  and  John,  sons 
of  son,  Abraham,  deceased,  farm  purchased  of  the  late  Henry  Lud- 
low in  said  Township,  adjoining  farm  of  heirs  of  John  Reiker, 
deceased  (200  acres) ;  also  %  of  acres  adjoining  same  purchased 
of  Johannes  Nagel;  also  lot  of  fresh  meadow,  lot  No.  12,  of  9  acres, 
adjoining  the  hi  acre;  also  2  acres  in  Orange  Co.,  N.  Y.,  purchased 
of  Henry  Ludlow,  the  same  forming  a  plantation  and  to  be  held  by 
them  as  tenants  in  common.  Daughter,  Mary,  £60;  to  be  paid  by 
her  brothers,  £20  each,  when  she  is  21.  To  son,  David  Haring,  plan- 
tation in  Harington  Twsp.,  now  in  his  possession,  formerly  granted 
by  Letters  Patent  to  Daniel  D.  Clark  and  others,  west  by  Old 
Tappan  Run,  north  by  highway,  and  east  by  Abraham  G.  Blauvelt 
(127  acres);  also  piece  of  land  purchased  of  Jacobus  Blauvelt,  of 
33  acres,  and  18  acres  of  woodland  purchased  of  Francis  Van  Sallee 
and  Isabella  Van  Sallee;  also  12  acres  of  swamp  or  woodland,  called 
Old  Tappan  Green  Bush,  and  a  piece  of  woodland  (20  acres) 
purchased  of  Johannes  Nagel,  and  3  acres  of  salt  meadow  purchased 
of  David  Blauvelt;  also  all  my  right  and  title  to  a  mountain  lot  in 
Orange  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  also  my  undivided  part  of  tract  of  land  granted 
to  Daniel  D.  Clark  and  others.  To  grandson,  Abraham,  son  of  son, 
John  Haring,  deceased,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live;  north  by  lands 


164     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

of  Daniel  Haring  and  the  Church  Ward,  east  by  the  fresh  meadows, 
south  by  Thomas  Eckersen  and  Liendert  De  Graw,  west  by  lands 
of  Abraham  J.  Haring,  and  a  piece  of  woodland,  before  devised  to 
my  son,  David;  in  all  155  acres;  also  piece  of  land  in  Orange  Co., 
called  the  Hemp  Meadow,  bounded  north  by  land  of  Gardner  Jones, 
south  by  Johannes  G.  Bogert,  (50  acres)  ;  also  1  acre  of  salt  meadow 
purchased  of  Matthias  Concklin  in  Orange  Co.,  and  a  piece  of  fresh 
meadow  in  Harrington  township  (27  acres) ;  provided  my  son,  David, 
is  given  right  of  way  across  the  farm  to  the  highway.  Daughtei', 
Sarah,  wife  of  Abraham  Haring,  piece  of  ground  lately  purchased 
of  my  son-in-law,  Abraham  Haring  by  lands  of  Peter  Haring  and 
Thomas  Eckerson  (23  acres),  for  term  of  her  life,  and,  after  her 
decease,  to  her  issue;  if  none,  then  to  my  other  heirs.  Son,  David, 
my  clock,  for  which  he  is  to  pay  £12.  Remainder  of  personal  estate 
to  be  converted  into  money.  To  the  4  children  of  son,  Abraham,  'hi 
of  residue.  To  son,  David,  Vi  part.  To  grandson,  Abraham,  son  of 
son  John,  Vi  part.  The  other  V^  of  residue  to  be  put  out  to  interest 
and  the  interest  paid  my  daughter,  Sarah,  during  her  life,  and  the 
principal  to  her  issue  after  her  decease;  if  without  issue,  %  to  son, 
David,  and  the  remaining  %  to  the  son  of  my  son,  John.  Children 
of  negro  slave  named  Cate  to  be  property  of  my  daughter.  Ex- 
ecutors— son,  David  Haring,  and  friend,  John  Haring,  Esq.  Wit- 
nesses— Thomas  Eckersen,  John  D.  Haring,  Cornelius  D.  Haring. 
Proved  Dec.  7,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  538. 

1791,  Dec.  8.  Inventory,  £1,188.14.5,  made  by  Abraham  Demarest 
and  Thomas  Eckersen.  File  2169-2171B. 

1779,  May  22.  Harker,  Daniel,  Sr.,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife  (name  not  given),  2  shares  of  personal  and  to  live  on  home- 
stead, while  widow.  Oldest  son,  John,  300  acres  that  lies  upon  tjie 
brook  that  runs  into  the  great  pond;  also  5  tons  of  hay  yearly  from 
other  farms.  Son,  James,  farm  bought  of  Lazarus  Adams  with  24 
acres  adjoining;  also  3  other  small  parcels  adjoining  Hankinson's 
tract  and  lands  of  Stephen  Royall  (about  150  acres  in  all).  Youngest 
sons,  Daniel  and  Samuel,  homestead  farm  with  30  acres  bought  of 
Israel  Fowlson,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them,  when  21. 
Daughter,  Rachel,  £10,  with  what  she  has  already  had.  Daughters, 
Mary,  Margaret  and  Elizabeth,  each  1  share  of  personal  estate.  The 
4  sons,  each  Vz  share  of  personal.  Executors — friends,  John  Roy 
and  William  Hankinson.  Witnesses — Charles  Rhodes,  Jonathan  Baker 
and  Samuel  Kennedy  Jr.   Proved  Jan.  19,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  129. 

1795,  Jan.  19.  John  Roy  and  William  Hankinson,  executors,  hav- 
ing renounced.  Adm'rs — C.  T.  A. — Daniel  Harker,  Jr.  and  Samuel 
Harker.     Fellowbondsman — Aaron    Hankinson. 

1795,  Jan.  7.  Inventory,  £989.13.9;  made  by  Aaron  Hankinson 
and  Isaac  Shaver.  File   632S. 

1792,  July  30.  Harley,  George,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Margaret  Harley.   Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Weaver;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  444;  File  1813H. 
1774,  Mar.  10.  Harned,  Jonathan,  [the  Elder],  of  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Judah,  use  of  lands  and  movable  estate  during  her 
life.  To  cousin  [nephew],  Nathaniel  Harned  (oldest  son  of  brother 
Nathaniel  Harned,  as  heir-at-law),  lot  of  land  bought  of  Benjamin 
Alfoard,  by  Samuel  Pray's  land;  also,  after  wife's  decease,  a  piece 
of  salt  meadow  on  north  side  of  Gulf  Creek.  To  Jonathan  Harned 


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(eldest  son  of  cousin,  Nathaniel  Harned),  lot  of  land  joining  John 
Foard's  land;  also  piece  of  salt  meadow  on  south  side  of  Gulf  Creek; 
also,  after  wife's  decease,  the  remainder  of  lands.  Should  he  die 
before  21  the  same  to  his  brother  Isaac.  Brother,  Edward  Harned, 
£12.  To  the  Friends  Meeting  House,  £20.  After  wife's  decease  re- 
mainder of  movable  estate  to  be  divided  between  the  children  of 
Nathaniel  Harned,  John  Harned  and  Nathan  Harned;  the  boys  when 
21,  and  the  girls  when  18.  Executors — friends,  Joseph  Shotwell, 
merchant  at  Rahway,  and  his  brother,  Benjamin  Shotwell.  Proved 
Sept.  4,  1794.  Lib.  34,  p.  525. 

1794,  Sept.  4.  Joseph  Shotwell  and  Benjamin  Shotwell,  Executors 
named  in  will,  being  both  dec'd,  administration  was  granted  to  Jona- 
than Harned,  Jr.  (with  will  annexed).  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan 
Harned,  Sr. ;  both  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.,  said  Co. 

File   8449-84'52L. 
1791,  Dec.  16.    Harrlman,  John,  of  Essex  Co.    Int.    Adm'r — Moses 
Hatfield.     Fellowbondsman — Job  Haines;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  509;  File  7268-7269G. 
1791,  July  27.  Harrington,  Edward,  of  Readington  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.    Adm'x — Jane  Harrington.    Fellowbondsman — Adrian  Kin- 
ney; both  of  said  Co,  Lib.  32,  p.  377. 
1791,  Aug.  9,  Inventory,  £74,12.11,  made  by  Thos.  Hankinson  and 
William  Housel. 

1795,  Aug.  7.    Account  by  Adm'x.  File  1561J. 

1793,  Mar,  27.  Harris,  Amariah,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  Vs  of  personal  property  and  Vs  of  real  estate 
while  my  widow.  Son,  James,  home  plantation  on  Jones  Island,  28 
acres  from  east  end  of  40  acres  tract  bought  of  David  Peirson  and 
%  of  cedar  swamp  at  Buckshutem;  also  4  head  of  cattle;  he  to  pay, 
son  George  £35,  Son,  George,  land  and  marsh  at  Peters  Neck,  12 
acres  of  wood  land  (being  remainder  of  40  acres  bought  of  David 
Peirson),  and  ^/^  of  cedar  swamp.  (Sons  under  21.)  Sons,  James 
and  George,  all  timber  on  200  acres  called  Bushes'  Land.  Daughters, 
Lydia,  Mary  and  Violetta  and  expected  child,  remainder  of  movable 
estate  divided  between  them,  when  each  is  18,  Land  in  Penns  Neck, 
Salem  Co.,  devised  to  me  by  my  father,  Thomas  Harris,  to  be  sold. 
Executors — brother,  James  Harris,  and  wife's  brother,  Norton  Law- 
rence, Witnesses — Bathsheba  Brooks,  Jane  Elmer  and  Eli  Elmer. 
Proved  July  20,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.   119. 

1793,  Apr.  10,  Inventory,  £519,5,10;  made  by  James  Howell  and 
Ephraim  Harris,  File   1045F. 

1790,  Aug.  10.  Harris,  Benjamin,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Phebe,  use  of  farm  and  moveable  estate  for  7  years  for  bring- 
ing up  my  children  that  are  under  age;  then  Vs  during  her  life.  Son, 
John,  farm  whereon  I  now  live,  when  21;  also  my  riding  saddle  and 
a  brown  heifer,  and  wearing  apparel.  Daughter,  Lydia,  a  cow  and 
£10,  when  18,  Daughters,  Phebe  and  Betsey,  £10  each,  when  18  or 
when  they  marry.  Daughter,  Martha  Burnet,  5  shillings  above  what 
she  already  has  had.  Land  bought  in  partnership  with  Joseph 
Brewen  and  Barnabus  Brewen,  dec'd;  also  land  adjoining  Daniel 
Burnet  and  Ananias  Genung,  and  meadow  lot  on  Passaic  River,  all  to 
be  sold.  Monies  from  sale  of  land  and  residue  to  be  equally  divided 
between  my  daughters.  Executors — wife,  Phebe,  and  friends,  Joseph 


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Wood  and  Luke  Miller.     Witnesses — Kezia  Denman,  George  Carter, 
John  Blanchard.     Proved  Jan.  16,  1792.     Lib.  34,  p.  106;  File  791N. 

1793,  Apr.  13.  Harris,  Daniel  and  Mary,  of  Burlington  Co.  Wards. 
Children  of  Francis  Harris,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  wards  being  out 
of  the  Wardship  of  their  Guardian  in  Soccage;  petition  that  William 
Harris  be  appointed  their  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Ellis; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  55;  File  11496C. 

1786,  Oct.  21.  Harris,  Ephraim,  Sr.,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rezine,  all  goods  she  brought  with  her;  also  one  horse, 
one  cow  and  £40;  also  pi-ivilege  of  house.  Sons,  Ephraim,  Thomas, 
John  and  Peirson  the  real  to  be  divided  between  them;  also,  Ephraim, 
£5,  Thomas,  £10,  John,  £15  and  Peirson,  £15.  Daughter,  Jane  West- 
cott,  £45.  Daughter,  Hannah  Harris,  £60.  Residue  to  be  divided 
between  all  the  children.  Executors — the  4  sons.  Witnesses — Will- 
iam Russell,  Abigail  Russell,  David  Newcomb.     Proved  Dec.  27,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  166;  File  1062F. 

1792,  May  12.  Harris,  James,  Sr.,  of  Piscataway  Twsp.,  Middle- 
sex Co. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  sundry  household  articles  and  furni- 
ture, 2  cows,  6  sheep  and  sundry  provisions,  with  privileges  of  gar- 
den and  house,  during  her  widowhood.  Eldest  son.  James,  £50,  to 
be  paid  by  son  David  in  4  equal  payments.  Son,  David,  plantation 
and  residue,  he  paying  all  debts  and  other  legacies.  Daughters,  Jane 
and  Rachel,  each  £20.  Executors — Thomson  Steile  and  Eder  Ver- 
meule.  Witnesses — Abraham  Staats,  James  Voorhees,  Isaac  Brokaw. 
Proved  Dec.  30,  1794.  Lib.  34,  p.  492. 

1794,  Dec.  27.  Inventory,  £68.15.6;  made  bv  James  Voorhees 
and  Isaac  Brokaw.  File  8443-8448L. 

1795,  July  15.  Harrison,  Henry,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Harrison.  Fellowbondsman — John  Veghte,  of  the  Eastern  Pre- 
cinct, said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  541;  File  975R. 

1794,  Mar.  4.  Harrison,  Matthew,  of  Bridgewater  Twsp.,  Somer- 
set Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Mary  Harrison,  Isaac  Harrison  and  John 
Brown;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  33,  p.  448. 

1794,  Feb.  13.  Inventory,  real,  £126.0.0;  personal,  £105.07.0; 
made  by  John  Brown  and  Jeramiah  Oliver.  File  940R. 

1788,  Mar.  6.  Harrison,  Timothy,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  (name  not  given),  movable  estate  during  her  life. 
Eldest  son,  Stephen,  place  where  he  lives,  and  part  of  home  planta- 
tion, divided  by  line  from  road  through  middle  of  barn  to  first  fence, 
thence  easterly  to  line  of  David  Lyon  with  all  salt  meadow;  also  mov- 
able estate  after  wife's  decease;  he  paying  debts.  Sons,  Mathew 
and  Abraham,  remainder  of  plantation,  divided  between  them. 
Daughters,  Phebe  Herison  and  Mary  Edwards,  each  £4.10.  Executors 
—  sons,  Stephen  and  Matthew  Herison  [Harrison].  Witnesses  — 
Michael  Osbom,  Nathan  Jagger  and  John  Jagger.  Proved  Aug.  27, 
1792.  Lib.  33,  p.  205;  File  7708-7709G. 

1792,  June  20.  Harrison,  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Edward  Gibbs.     Fellowbondsman — James  Sloan;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  443;  File  1814H. 
1791,  May  4.    Harsall,  Elizabeth,  of  Readington  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 


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Co.;  widow;  will  of.  Grandson,  Jeremiah  Smith,  Walter  Smith  and 
Harsall  Smith,  66%  acres  of  land  in  Amwell  (Twsp.)  on  which  Jere- 
miah and  Walter  now  live;  the  stone  house  to  be  valued,  (the  eldest 
having  first  choice  of  house),  and  the  value  of  house  and  land 
equally  divided  between  them.  Said  grandson,  %  of  personal  prop- 
erty. Children  of  granddaughter,  Sarah  (now  wife  of  James  Eg- 
bert), i.e.,  Mary,  Martha,  John,  Sarah,  David  and  Elizabeth  Egbert, 
the  other  %  part  divided  equally  between  them.  Executors — neigh- 
bors, Ezekiel  Cole  and  Thomas  Reading.  Witnesses — ^Joseph  Read- 
ing, Jr.,  Daniel  Reading  and  James  Reading.     Proved  May  2,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  210. 
1791,  Dec.  12.    Inventory,  £332.13.5,  made  by  Judiah  Higgins  and 
Joseph  Reading,  Jr. 

1796,  May  5.     Account  by  the  Executors.  File  1610J. 

1794,  Aug.  7.  Hartshorne,  Esek,  Sr.,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £500,  best  bed,  2  cows,  one  horse,  all 
mahogany  chairs,  6  silver  spoons  marked,  R.A.,  and  the  profits  and 
rents  of  my  share  of  Atsion  Iron  Works  and  Saw  Mills,  during  her 
life.  Son,  Richard,  my  clock.  Son,  William,  silver  tankard.  Son, 
Esek,  book-case.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  silver  cup.  Daughter,  Han- 
nah, £100,  bed,  chest  of  drawers,  dressing  table  and  sleeve  buttons. 
Land  and  remainder  of  personal  property  to  be  sold  and  proceeds 
divided  between  the  5  children.  Executors — sons,  Richard,  William 
and  Esek.  Witnesses — John  Brown,  Joseph  Brown,  Jr.,  David  Stout. 
Proved  Apr.  11,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  504;  File  7227-7228M. 

1795,  Sept.  2.  Hartshorne,  Thamas,  Sr.,  of  Middletown,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Margaret,  £750  and  silver  tankard. 
Should  said  daughter  die  unmarried  and  without  issue,  grand- 
daughter, Elizabeth  Hartshorne  (daughter  of  son,  Thomas),  to  have 
the  silver  tankard.  Grandson,  Thomas  (son  of  son,  Thomas),  my 
belt  and  staff .  Son,  Thomas,  the  remainder.  Executors — son,  Thomas, 
and  nephew,  William  Hartshorne.  Witnesses — David  Lewis,  Jacob 
Lewis,  Robert  Hartshorne.    Proved.    Oct.  16,  1795.      Lib.  33,  p.  509. 

1796,  Jan.  9.  Inventory,  £79.18.0;  made  by  John  Crawford,  and 
John  Taylor.  File  7229-7234M. 

1790,  Nov.  29.  Harvey,  Job,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Peter,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live.  Son,  John,  £20.  To 
grandson.  Job  Harvey,  son  of  my  son  Daniel,  £50,  when  21.  To 
granddaughter,  Lydia  Harvey,  daughter  of  son  Daniel,  largest  look- 
ing glass  and  £4.  Remainder  of  estate  to  son  Peter.  Executors — 
Son,  Peter  Harvey,  and  friend,  Solomon  Thomas.  Witnesses — ^John 
Ridgway,  Jacob  Gibson,  Abel  Starkey.    Proved  Mar.  7,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  153. 

1791,  Feb.  24.  Inventory,  £154.6.6,  made  by  John  Pope  and  Abel 
Starkey. 

1791,  Mar.  7.   Renunciation  by  Solomon  Thomas.        File  11384C. 

1790,  Aug.  17.  Harvey,  John,  of  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  £500;  Vz  of  household  furniture,  1  horse, 
1  cow,  and  privilege  of  house;  also  to  be  provisioned  by  nephews, 
John  and  Job  Harvey,  during  her  life.  Nephews,  John  and  Job 
Harvey,   home   plantation;   also   one   adjoining   purchased   of   John 


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Hollo  way.  To  Folwell,  Lydia  and  Achsah  Harvey,  (children  of 
nephew,  Daniel  Harvey),  £50  each,  when  18.  Meadow  bought  of 
Michael  Buffin,  my  share  of  Bear  Swamp  and  Swamp  near  Edge 
Pillock;  all  to  be  sold.  Nephew,  John  Harvey  (son  of  Job),  residue 
and  remainder.  Executors — brother-in-law,  Aaron  Barton,  and 
friend,  William  Satterthwaite.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Barton,  Mathias 
Kerlin,  John  Pope.    Proved  Apr.  14,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  395. 

1792,  Apr.  19.    Renunciation  by  William  Satterthwaite. 

1792,  Apr.  9.  Inventory,  £613.2.7;  made  by  William  Wright  and 
Jonathan  Barton.  File  11442C. 

1795,  Nov.  2.  Harvey,  John,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Abigail  Harvey.    Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Biddle. 

Lib.  35,  p.  255;  File  11607C. 

1784,  Dec.  6.  Harvey,  Mary,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.,  widow; 
will  of.  To  brother,  Godfrey  Handcock's  5  children,  i.e.,  Mary, 
Abraham,  Thomas,  Ann,  Sarah  and  Samuel,  one  moiety  of  legacy 
left  me  by  my  father,  Godfrey  Hancock,  to  be  equally  divided 
between  them  when  of  age.  To  brother,  Hewlit  Hancock  and  his 
son,  Godfrey,  the  other  moiety.  To  Isaac  Hancock,  (son  of  my 
brother,  Godfrey),  £5.  To  Godfrey  Antram,  (son  of  Thomas  An- 
tram),  £5.  To  Sarah  Decou  and  Martha  Scattergood,  (daughters  of 
Thomas  Antram),  £5  each.  To  Grace  Rockhill,  (wife  of  Edward 
Rockhill),  £5.  To  Acsah,  (daughter  of  my  sister.  Constant),  a 
feather  bed,  blankets  etc.  To  Ann,  Mary  and  Peter  Holloway, 
(children  of  my  sister,  Constant),  £6  each.  To  aunt,  Grace  Han- 
cock, £20.  To  Mary  Kerlin,  (wife  of  Thomas  Kerlin,  Jr.),  £3. 
To  Elizabeth  Leeds,  (daughter  of  Benjamin  Jones),  and  Elizabeth 
Gibbs,  (wife  of  William  Gibbs),  £3  each.  To  Esther  Morris,  £10. 
To  Mary  Stokes,  (daughter  of  Samuel  Stokes),  £5,  when  18.  To 
Amos  Ellis,  (son  of  Peter  Ellis),  £55,  6  chairs  and  a  pewter  tankard. 
To  daughters  of  Peter  Ellis,  i.e.,  Elizabeth,  high  case  of  drawers; 
to  Leaha,  feather  bed;  to  Sarah,  6  silver  tea  spoons  marked  S.E., 
and  tea  table;  to  Mary,  low  case  of  drawers,  6  silver  spoons  and  tea 
tongs;  to  Phebe,  dressing  drawers,  looking  glass  and  6  pewter 
plates;  to  aunt,  Grace  Hancock,  and  Aunt,  Rachel  Hancock,  wearing 
apparel;  to  Miriam  Ellis,  a  cloak  and  bonnet.  Residue  of  estate  to 
friend  and  relation,  Peter  Ellis,  (son  of  Francis  Ellis,  deceased). 
Executor  —  Peter  Ellis.  Witnesses  —  Jonathan  Barton,  William 
Wright,  Thomas  Pancoast.    Proved  Apr.  25,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.   123;  File  11385C. 

1790,  Hass,  George,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  equally  divided  amongst  friends, 
i.e.,  George  Anthony,  John  Carpenter,  Sr.,  Aaron  Sibbits  and  Wil- 
liam Campbell.  Executors — William  Campbell  and  Aaron  Sibbits. 
Witnesses — John  Carpenter,  Jr.,  Cornelius  Neafus,  Elizabeth  Sibbits. 
Proved  Mar.  31,  1794.  Lib.  3'5,  p.   125. 

1794,  Apr.  14.  Inventory,  £187.13.6;  made  by  Joseph  Moore 
and  Henry  Baker. 

1795,  Mar.  25.    Account  by  Aaron  Sibbits,  acting  Executor. 

File  1680  J. 

1791,  Dec.  17.  Hastings,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Treadway.  Fellowbondsman — Nathan  Treadway;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  215. 

1791,  Dec.  23.  Inventory,  £54.18.07,  made  by  James  Wilson  and 
Jeremiah  Wood.  File  1771H. 


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1793,  Aug.  5.  Hatheway,  Benjamin,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Seth  Babbit.    Fellowbondsman — Frederick  King;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  330;  File  821N. 

1794,  Dec.  5.  Hatton,  John,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Peter  Wintermute  and  Charles  Rhodes,  Jr.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Joseph  Rhodes;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  35,  p.   178. 

1794,  Dec.  1.  Inventory,  £24.11.3;  made  by  Edward  Hunt  and 
James  Hoff.  File   593S. 

1791,  Jan.  20.  Haviland,  Benjamin,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Rebecca  Haviland  and  Elias  fatillweli;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — 
Jonathan  Forman  and  Thomas  Henderson.  Lib.  32,  p.  408. 

1791,  Jan.  20.  Inventory,  £75.9.3  ¥2,  made  by  Aaron  Brewer,  and 
William  B.  Covenhoven.  File  6481r6484M. 

1793,  Jan.  16.  Hayman,  Gabreal,  of  New  Barbadoes  Precinct, 
Bergen  Co.,  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  real  and  personal  estate 
during  widowhood,  or  until  youngest  child  is  of  age.  Daughters, 
Regina,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Sara,  each  one  cow  and  an  out-set 
when  married;  Regina,  £50  and  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Saia,  each  £40 
after  wife's  decease  or  marriage.  Daughter,  Catrina,  £50.  Sons, 
Richard  and  David,  each  %  of  house  and  land;  they  paying  the 
others  for  same.  Son,  Gabriel,  one  acre  of  farm  next  to  John  De- 
marest;  he  to  study  divinity.  Son,  George,  £100.  Son,  John,  £50. 
House  in  New  York  to  be  rented  out  until  youngest  child  is  of  age, 
when  house  and  movable  estate  to  be  divided  amongst  children. 
Silver  spoons,  silver  tea  tong  and  eight-day  clock  to  be  sold  amongst 
children.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  Nicase  Voorhees  and  Isaac 
Voorhees.  Witnesses — Aert  Cuyper,  Jacob  Debaun,  Marya  Debaun. 
Proved  May  2,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  350;  File  2513B. 

1791,  Apr.  8.  Haynes,  [Hains],  Henry,  of  Knowlton  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co. ;  will  of.  Wife,  Margareth,  choice  of  household  furniture,  to  live 
in  dwelling  house  with  rents  from  plantation,  while  my  widow. 
Should  Doratha  (my  wife's  sister's  little  girl  living  with  us)  marry 
Godfrid  Clains,  or,  my  sister's  son,  William  Clains,  or  any  other  of 
my  sister's  sons,  she  and  her  husband  shall  have  my  plantation, 
paying  my  wife  %  of  yearly  income,  while  my  widow.  Should  wife 
marry,  she  to  have  her  %  ;  and  should  she  not  marry,  Doratha  and 
her  husband,  to  pay  my  sisters,  £150,  after  wife's  decease.  Should, 
Doratha,  not  marry  one  of  my  sister's  sons,  she  shall  have  £50. 
Mother,  Margareth,  to  continue  to  live  in  my  house  and  receive  the 
interest  of  £460  left  from  the  estate  of  my  father,  Peter  Hains, 
dec'd.  After  mother's  decease,  residue  of  father's  estate  to  be 
divided  into  6  equal  parts:  children  of  dec'd  sister  Mary,  one  part; 
sister,  Margaret,  or,  her  children,  one  part;  sister,  Elizabeth  or,  her 
children,  one  part;  sister,  Catharin,  one  part  (to  go  to  her  sister's 
children  at  her  decease) ;  sister,  Ehrislina,  one  part,  and  wife,  Mar- 
gareth, one  part.  Vz  of  mill  with  buildings  and  land  to  be  sold  if 
Jonathan  Hill  and  Joseph  Hill  pays  for  the  other  half,  otherwise, 
all  to  be  sold  and  money  put  to  interest,  except  £10  to  the  Dutch 
Meeting  House,  and  £50  for  a  school  near  Jonathan  Hill's  Bridge, 
for  the  use  of  poor  children.  To  god-son,  Henry  Deetz  (son  of 
Christopher  Deetz),  £5.  To  god-son,  Henry  Welse,  £10.  Should 
wife  have  an  heir  by  myself,  all  to  said  heir;  if  not,  after  wife's 


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decease,  god-son,  Henry  Bidleman,  £25  and  Jacob  Rope  (a  son  of 
wife's  brother),  £10.  The  residue,  (except  money  which  wife  had 
from  her  father's  estate  which  shall  go  to  her  brothers  and  sisters), 
to  be  divided  between  above  named  sisters  or  their  children.  Ex- 
ecutors— friend,  David  Kern  and  brother-in-law,  John  Brown,  black- 
smith. Witnesses — Jacob  Kerr,  Jacob  Welts,  Jacob  Steel  Smith. 
Proved  Oct.  12,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  335. 

1793,  Oct.  9  and  10.  Inventory,  £1,601.4.3  and  £149.10  (set 
apart  for  the  widow) :  made  by  Jonathan  Hill  and  William  Drake. 

File  559S. 

1795,  Aug.  26.  Hazlitt,  James,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Catherine,  use 
of  estate  during  her  life;  then  to  be  divided  among  children  after 
her  decease.  Daughters,  Mary,  Margaret,  Elizabeth  and  Catherine, 
each  1  share.  Son,  William,  2  shares.  Executors — friends,  William 
Hazlitt  and  Joseph  Groff.  Witnesses — Mathias  Honness  and  Conrad 
Honness.    Proved  Sept.  14,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  158. 

1795,  Sept.  12.  Inventory,  £321.3.4;  made  by  Peter  Sowers  and 
Elijah  Blackwell. 

1799,  Aug.  7.    Account  by  William  Hazlitt.  Executor. 

File   17 12  J. 

1791,  Dec.  13.  Headley,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Stafford  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  Vs  of  real  and  personal  estate 
during  her  life.  Sons,  Moses  and  Joseph,  each  Vs  of  real  and 
personal  estate.  Daughters,  Mary  Crammer,  Elizabeth  Headly  and 
Sarah  Headly,  each  £5.  Daughters,  Martha,  Louisa  and  Abigail 
Headly,  each  £2.  Son,  Ezekiel  Cooper  Headly,  £3.  Executors — wife, 
Martha,  and  son,  Moses.  Witnesses — James  Wright,  Hannah  Wright. 
Proved  Sept.  3,   1792.  Lib.  34,  p.   317. 

1792,  Feb.  11.  Inventory,  £166.8.5;  made  by  Job  Southard  and 
Richard    Crammer.  File    6719-6724M. 

1776,  July  6.  Heard,  Nathaniel,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co., 
planter;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  choice  of,  room,  furniture,  one  negro 
boy  and  girl,  one  horse  and  chair,  and  6  milch  cows;  she  to  be 
maintained  while  my  widow.  Sons,  John,  James  and  William,  all 
lands  divided  between  them.  (William  not  of  age.)  Daughters, 
Phebe,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Sarah,  £400  each;  to  be  paid  by  sons 
when  girls  come  of  age.  Sons,  V2  of  remainder;  daughters,  the  other 
half.  Executors — the  3  sons,  (John,  James  and  William).  Witnesses 
— George  Herriot,  Samuel  Heard,  Samuel  F.  Parker.  Proved  Dec.  6 
1792.  Lib.   34,   p.   247. 

1792,  Dec.  3.  Inventory,  £1,581.5.10;  made  by  Christopher  Marsh 
and  Thomas  Edgar.  File  8029-8034L. 

1794,  May  1.  Heaton,  Daniel,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Martha 
Heaton.    Fellowbondsman — Jabesh  Heaton;   both   of  said   Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.   157. 

1794,  Apr.  25.  Inventory,  £54.16.6;  made  by  Jabesh  Heaton  and 
William  McKewon.  File   848N. 

1793,  Aug.  13.  Heaton,  James,  of  Roxbury  Twsp.,  Morris  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Jabesh  Heaton  and  Paul  Drake.  Fellowbondsman — 
Benjamin  Hart;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  330. 

1793,  Aug.  13.    Renunciation  by  Susannah  Heaton,  the  widow. 


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1793,  Aug.  21.  Inventory,  £143.7.;  made  bj'  Benjamin  Hart  and 
Isaac  Starke  and  John  Ayers.  File  822N. 

1792,  Nov.  26.  Heaton,  Richard,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  John  Heaton,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  wardship  of  his 
•Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Paul  Wilmerton,  Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Robert  Thomas;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  257;  File  11443C. 

1782,  Aug.  19.  Hedgens,  Joseph,  of  Hanover  Twsp.,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sai-ah,  8  acres  of  land  running  down  to  Reuben 
Clark's  line;  the  same  to  contain  the  house,  the  lot  before  the  door 
and  the  meadow  back  of  the  house  towai-d  the  Island.  Son,  Edward, 
42  acres  (remainder  of  farm),  when  21,  and  rest  of  the  land  after 
wife's  decease.  Daughters,  Rhody  and  Sarah,  £12  each,  to  be  paid 
by  son,  Edward,  when  he  takes  possession.  Wife,  remainder  of 
moveable  estate.  Eldest  son,  Joseph,  £5.  Executors — wife,  Sarah, 
and  Josiah  Hall.  Witnesses — -John  Mcintosh,  Bethuel  Willis,  Abigail 
Hall.    Proved  Feb.  24,   1791.  Lib.   35,   p.   8. 

1791,  Feb.  14.  Inventory,  £40.7.10,  made  by  David  Broadwell  and 
James  Ketcham.  File  768N. 

1792,  Sept.  15.  Hedger,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Ann  Hedger.    FelloAvbondsman — Michael  Morgan;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  441. 

1792,  Sept.  12.  Inventory,  £312.6.2;  made  bv  Isaac  Tomlinson 
and  John   Hider.  File   1815H. 

1793,  Oct,  26.  Hageman,  Michael,  of  Hillsborough,  Somerset  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Jane  Hegeman,  Michael  Hegeman,  Michael  Van 
Derveer,  Jacobus  Vanderveer  and  Garret  N.  Garretson;  all  of  said 
Co.    Fellowbondsman — John  Van  Derveer,  of  same  place. 

Lib.   33,  p.   275. 

1793,    Oct.    22.     Inventory,    £900.3.;    made    by    Isaac    Davis   and 

George  Van  Neste.  File  916R. 

1792,  Feb.  27.  Height,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Height.    Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Willson;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  314;  File  8035-8036L. 
1788,  May,  13,  Helms,  John,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Cathrine,  a  feather  bed,  etc.,  a  chest  of  drawers,  one 
riding  horse  and  side  saddle,  a  wagon  and  one  cow.  Son^  John,  all 
my  lands  in  trust  for  life,  then  to  his  heirs,  but  if  he  dies  without 
issue,  then  to  be  divided  between  my  two  grandsons,  John  and 
James  Flanagin.  Daughter,  Magdelena  Sumers,  and  my  granddaugh- 
ters, Elizabeth  and  Sarah  Flanagin,  residue  of  personal.  Grandson, 
John  Helms,  £5,  to  be  paid  by  my  son,  John  Helms,  out  of  real 
estate.  Executors — James  Flanagin,  Sr.,  and  Jacob  Wright,  Esq. 
Witnesses — Robert  Habeson,  John  Harker,  Juliana  Harbeson.  Proved 
Dec.  15,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  241;  File  1843Q. 

1793,  Apr.  30.  Helms,  Robert,  of  Bernardstown,  Somerset  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Sarah  Helms  and  Moses  McCollum.  Fellowbondsman 
— Abner  Johnson;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.   33,  p.   274. 

1792,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £280.1.8;  made  by  David  Kirkpatrick 
and  John  Armstrong.  File  917R. 


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1791,  Nov.  26.  Hemmion,  Stephen,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Nicholas  Hemmion.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Hemmion;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  544;  File  2131B. 

1795,  Nov,  26.  Hendershot,  Isaac,  of  Greenwich,  of  Sussex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Sarah  Hendershot  and  Jacob  Shipman.  Fellowbonds- 
men — Jesse  Barber  and  John  Sherrerd;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  135. 

1795,  Nov.  17.  Inventory,  £450.5.9;  made  by  Mathias  Shipman 
and  Jesse  Barber.  File  633S. 

1793,  Jan.  8.  Hendershot,  John,  of  Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Elizabeth,  whole  estate  until  youngest  child  is  of  age,  then  she  to 
have  1  equal  third  part;  the  remainder  divided  to  be  between  the 
children  (not  given  by  name).  Executors — Peter  Bell  and  Robert 
Bell.  Witnesses — Joseph  Hamson,  Henry  Roof,  Edmond  South. 
Proved  Mar.  12,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  337. 

1793,  Feb.  9.  Inventory,  £125.19.7;  made  by  Daniel  Predmore 
and  John  Cassady.  File  560S. 

1792,  June  29.  Henderson,  James,  of  Hunterdon  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  homestead  plantation  during  her  life;  also  eight 
day  clock  and  choice  of  furniture,  a  negro  wench  and  2  children. 
If  farm  is  sold,  wife,  Va  ;  sons,  David  and  William,  each  Va  ;  but 
if  not  sold  during  wife's  life  time,  sons  %,  and  Va  divided  between 
daughters,  Rachel,  Susanna  and  Oreenath.  Rest  of  lands  and  mov- 
ables to  be  sold;  sons,  %;  the  3  daughters  and  grandson,  James 
Kruson,  %  divided  between  them.  Step-sons,  Nathaniel  and  John 
Coleman,  £20  each  (from  sale  of  farm  after  wife's  decease).  Ex- 
ecutors— wife,  Ann,  and  Daniel  Willinson  and  John  Vandevoort. 
Witnesses — Jacob  Winegarner,  Edward  Henderson  and  Reuben 
Decker.    Proved  Nov.  21,   1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  238. 

1792,  Nov.  9.  Inventory,  £307.14.2;  made  by  Thomas  Hamlen 
and  Joseph  Hixon.  File   1611  J. 

1794,  Feb.  20.  Henderson,  James,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Abraham  Montanye,  Jr.,  of  Somerset  Co.,  yeoman.  Fellowbonds- 
man— John  Starke,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  180. 

1794,  Mar.  21.  Inventory,  £45.1.2.;  made  by  Peter  Smith. 

File  '5998. 

1794,  July  15.  Hendrickson,  Andrew,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  Hendrickson.  Fellowbondsman — John  Swift;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  81;  File  1891H. 

1791,  June  14.  Hendrickson,  William,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert  Imlay.  Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Rogers;  both  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Samuel  Forman,  Jr., 
Thos.  Henderson.  Lib.  32,  p.  410;  File  6485-6486M. 

1793,  Mar.  17.  Henry,  John,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Negro  slave.  Jack,  his  freedom  upon  payment  of  £15 
with  security,  and  negro  slave,  Jane,  her  freedom  upon  payment  of 
£5.  Movable  estate  to  be  sold  to  provide  for  children  until  daughter, 
Ann,  is  18,  when  real  estate  is  to  be  sold  and  total  proceeds  of 
real  and  personal  equally  divided  among  the  3  children,  i.e.,  Hope, 
Ann  and  John  T.  Henry.    Executors — Samuel  Thatcher  and  Thomas 


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Reading,   of   Amwell   Twsp.,    said   Co.     Witnesses — John   Yard,   Jr., 
Cornelius  Polhemus,  Polly  Polhemus.    Proved  Aug.  8,  1793. 

Lib.  32,  p.  282. 

1793,  July  1.  Inventory,  £137.3.;  made  by  Elisha  Barton  and 
Cornelius  Polhemus. 

1803,  Feb.  5.    Account  by  Thomas  Reading,  one  of  the  Executors. 

File   1634J. 

1794,  Sept.  6.  Henry,  Samuel,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Sister,  Frances  Henry,  £800,  when  18.  Sister,  Mary  Henry, 
£800,  when  18.  To  Mary  Bellville  (daughter  of  Dr.  Nicholas  Bellville), 
£300,  when  18;  should  she  die  before  18,  her  sister,  Sarah  Bellville, 
to  have  the  £300.  To  Nancy  Bellville  (wife  of  Dr.  Nicholas  Bellville), 
a  horse,  riding  chair  and  household  furniture.  Negro  man,  Peter,  to 
be  free.  Brother,  George  Henrj',  all  real  and  residue.  Executors — 
brother,  George  Henry  and  Chas.  Axford.  Witnesses — Benjamin 
Smith,  Peter  Howell  and  John  Bellerjeau.     Proved  Feb.  21,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  144. 

1795,  Jan.  28.  Inventory,  £1801.18.;  made  by  Bernard  Hanlon 
and  Abraham  G.  Claypoole. 

1799,  Mar.  4.  Account  by  the  Executors,  showing  total  amount 
of  estate  to  be  £2950.7.1.  File  1713J. 

1794,  July  18.  Heritage,  Joseph,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Nathan  Heritage.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas 
Porter;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.   33,  p.   479. 

1794,  Sept.  25.  Inventory,  £155.3.11;  made  by  John  Cox  and 
Thomas  Porter.  File   11547C. 

1793,  Jan.  17.  Heritage,  Ruth,  of  Evesham  Twsp:,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Son-in-law,  Jacob  Carman,  £'5.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth 
Carman,  all  pewter.  Grand  children,  i.e.,  Hannah,  Elizabeth,  Joshua, 
Joseph  and  Mary  Carman,  the  residue,  divided  between  them.  Ex- 
ecutor— friend,  Joshua  Stokes.  Witnesses — John  Haines,  Solomon 
Haines  and  James  Hemingway.    Proved  Feb.  24,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  30. 

1793,  Feb.  18.  Inventory,  £55.16.8;  made  by  Bethuel  Moore  and 
Enoch  Haines.  File  11497C. 

1784,  Apr.  14.  Herriot,  David,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  a  bed  with  furnishings  and  £15  yearly,  while 
my  widow.  Son-in-law,  Ephraim  Herriot,  house  and  farm  whereon 
I  now  live;  he  to  pay  legacies  to  my  children  after  wife's  decease. 
Grandson,  David  Thompson,  a  lot  on  High  St.,  Perth  Amboy.  Daugh- 
ter, Margaret,  £50.  Daughter,  Isabell,  £10.  Son,  Alford,  £40.  Son, 
John,  £80.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £50.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £70. 
Youngest  daughter,  PoUe,  all  movable  estate  in  Woodbridge.  Ex- 
ecutors, son,  Alford  Herriot,  and  son-in-law,  Ephraim  Herriot. 
Witnesses — Robert  Coddington,  William  Inslee  and  Peggy  Codding- 
ton.    Proved  Nov.  28,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  256. 

1792,  Nov.  22.  Inventory,  £80.10.0;  made  by  William  Inslee  and 
Samuel  Herriot.  File  8037-8040L,  8205-8206L. 

1795,  Feb.  16.  Hetfield,  Caleb,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — John 
Blanchard  and  William  Shute,  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  501. 

1795,  Feb.  17.  Inventory,  £916.15.9;  made  by  William  Woodruff 
and  Benjamin  Winans.  File  8294-8305G. 


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[Not  dated.]  Hetfield,  Cornelius,  Sr.,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  annual  interest  from  £600  during 
her  life;  provided  she  gives  release  for  an  agreement  of  £200  pay- 
able as  her  right  of  dower;  also  bed  with  furnishings.  Grand- 
daughter, Susan,  wife's  bed  after  her  decease.  To  John  Blanchard, 
William  Shute  and  Aaron  Ogden,  in  trust,  the  plantation  whereon 
deceased  son  Caleb  lived  (purchased  from  John  Halsted,  dec'd), 
with  upland  and  salt  meadow  adjoining  to  southward  between  land 
late  of  Caleb  Halsted,  dec'd  and  Thompsons  Creek;  Trustees  to 
raise  £800  from  rents  and  profits  of  said  land  for  the  use  of  the  4 
daughters  of  dec'd  son  Caleb,  and  to  equally  divide  the  said  £800 
between  them  when  they  marry  or  are  21;  said  plantation  and  lands 
to  then  pass  to  son  Cornelius  Hetfield  (should  he  return  to  New 
Jersey)  and  be  entailed  unto  his  oldest  son.  Shovild  said  son  Cor- 
nelius not  take  possession,  grandson  Cornelius  James  Hetfield  (son 
of  son  Abner,  dec'd)  to  have  possession,  being  entailed  to  his  eldest 
son;  should  said  grandson  Cornelius  be  in  default  of  issue,  possession 
of  said  lands  to  pass  to  grandson,  Lewis  Blanchard  (son  of  sonrin- 
law  John  Blanchard),  being  entailed  to  his  eldest  son  and  other  male 
issue.  Testator's  house  and  lot  in  Elizabethtown  bounded  south  by 
counti'y  road,  northwesterly  by  small  lot  deeded  as  gift  to  daughter, 
Abigail  Vergerau,  northeasterly  by  land  late  of  Ebenezer  Spinning, 
dec'd  and  a  small  run  of  water;  a  tract  of  woodland  purchased  of 
Abraham  Hetfield,  dec'd,  corner  of  plantation  formerly  Dr.  Burnett, 
dec'd  on  lower  road  from  Elizabethtown  to  Rahway  along  John 
Ogden's  land  to  corner  of  Morris  Pletfield's  land  to  land  late  of 
Samuel  Winans,  dec'd,  thence  around  several  courses  back  to  road 
(30  acres);  a  salt  meadow  in  Elizabethtown  northwest  comer  of 
house  of  Ichabold  B.  Halsey  (formerly  David  Smith's  dec'd),  east 
to  Elizabethtown  Creek  and  to  landing  of  John  Blanchard,  (4 
acres) ;  lot  of  land  in  Elizabethtown  southwest  side  of  country  road 
adjoining  Parsonage  land  (Presbyterian  Church)  and  where  Robert 
Little  formerly  lived  to  Edward  Spinning's  land;  said  tracts  to  be 
held  in  trust  with  profits  payable  to  grandson,  Cornelius  James 
Hetfield,  during  his  life  and  entailed  to  his  eldest  son.  Granddaugh- 
ters, Mary  and  Abigail  (children  of  deceased  son  Abner),  £100 
each  and  house  and  lot  opposite  the  Parsonage  ( 1 V2  acres)  and 
adjoining  land  late  of  Ebenezer  Spinning,  dec'd.  Son-in-law,  John 
Blanchard,  salt  meadow  in  Great  Meadows  purchased  of  Benjamin 
Foster,  dec'd;  also  3  acre  lot  with  house  in  Elizabethtown,  corner  of 
lot  given  for  use  of  grandson  Cornelius,  opposite  dwelling  house  of 
John  DeHart,  Sr.,  westerly  to  corner  against  where  Robert  Siddle 
formerly  lived.  Daughter,  Abigail,  (10  acres)  remainder  of  wood- 
land purchased  of  Abraham  Hetfield,  dec'd  between  land  of  John 
Ogden  and  Morris  Hetfield;  also  salt  meadow,  (9  acres),  between 
John  Stites  and  John  Brown  and  all  household  furniture.  Son, 
Cornelius,  tract  of  land  purchased  from  Calvin  Ely,  (being  part  of 
tract  purchased  from  William  Halstead  by  dec'd  son  Caleb),  also 
note  for  £2000  owed  to  him  to  be  paid.  Granddaughters,  Abigail, 
Hannah  and  Catherine  (daughters  of  dec'd  son  Caleb),  land  pur- 
chased from  Amos  Terril  (deed  dated.  Mar.  7,  1795)  being  un- 
divided half  of  farm  formerly  belonging  to  Daniel  Tooker  and  sold 
and  conveyed  by  Robinson  Thomas  to  Aaron  Winans  and  Caleb 
Hetfield,  dec'd,  the  undivided  half  being  conveyed  by  said  Aaron 
Winans  to  said  Amos  Terril  and  contains  16^,^  acres  bounded  on 
northwest  by  land  of  Moses  Meeker  and  Daniel  Halsey,  southeast 
by   Mr.    Crane,    southwest   by   land   late    of   Robinson    Thomas   and 


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Joseph  Gibbs;  said  land  to  be  held  by  them  as  tenants  in  common 
with  rents  until  of  age;  also,  each  £400,  when  21.  Granddaughter, 
Elizabeth  (daughter  of  dec'd  son  Caleb),  £400,  when  21.  Grand- 
daughter, Abigail  (wife  of  grandson  Lewis  Blanchard),  £400;  also 
the  £600  principal  left  wife  after  her  decease.  Grandson,  Cornelius 
Blanchard,  2  acres  of  upland  and  salt  meadow  in  Elizabethtown, 
north  of  landing  corner  of  John  DeHart,  Sr. ;  also  silver  tankard 
and  residue  of  bonds  and  notes.  To  Sarah  Tobin  and  Ann  Salnave, 
each  £50.  Executors — John  Blanchard,  William  Shute  and  Aaron 
Ogden.  Witnesses — Isaac  Spinning,  Stephen  Wheeler  and  Abraham 
Mann.    Proved  Mar.  23,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  3. 

1795,  Mar.  20.  Inventory  of  bills,  bonds  and  notes  with  interest, 
£5,433.19.4;  made  by  Caleb  Halsted,  Jr.  and  Isaac  Spinning. 

1795,  Mar.  24.  Inventory  of  household  goods  and  farming 
utensils,  £247.13.6;  appraised  by  same.  File   8306-8347G. 

1793,  Sept.  5.  Hevener,  Margaret,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Mary  Hevener,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  having 
real  and  personal  estate,  makes  choice  of  Henry  Hevener  of  Hope- 
well as  her  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — John  Snook,  of  Amwell; 
both  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  314;  File  1635J. 

1790,  April  5.  Hewes,  George,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Heziah,  one  horse,  saddle  and  bridle 
and  2  cows,  household  furniture  and  store  of  provisions;  also  interest 
from  monies  from  sale  of  real  and  personal  estate  until  daughters 
are  18.  Daughters,  Lydia  and  Mary,  an  equal  division  of  monies, 
when  18.  Should  daughters  both  die  before  of  age,  monies  to  be 
divided  between  brother's  children.  Matthew  Gill  appointed  attorney 
to  sign  deed  for  land  sold  to  brother,  Caleb  Hewes.  Executor — 
brother,  Caleb  Hewes.  Witnesses — Joseph  Branson,  James  Spring 
and  Matthew  Gill.  Codicil.  Wife  to  have  Vs  of  monies  should  both 
daughters  die,  and  brother's  children  the  remainder.  Witnesses — 
the  same.    Proved  April  23,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  278. 

1795,  April  13.  Inventory,  £133.4.10;  made  by  Matthew  Gill  and 
John  Smith.  File  1942H. 

1791,  Mar.  8.  Hewes,  Rebecca,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Samuel  Hewes,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  having  real  and  personal 
estate,  makes  choice  of  Samuel  Tonkins,  of  said  Co.,  as  her  Guar- 
dian.   Fellowbondsman — William  Hewes;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  216;  File  1772H. 

1793,  Mar.  25.  Hewit,  Humphrey,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Aszariah  Hewit,  of  said  Co.  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  Ward- 
ship of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Philip  Hand, 
Guardian.    Fellowbondsman — ^Joseph  Hildreth;  both  of  said   Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  280;  File  589E. 

1795,  Jan.  27.  Hewitt,  Caleb,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Benjamin  Allen.    Fellowbondsman — John   Sparks;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  3'5,  p.  301. 

1794,  Oct.  15.  Mary  Hewitt,  the  widow,  relinquishes  her  right 
of  administration  in  favor  of  Benjamin  Allen,  the  principal  creditor. 

File   1943H. 

1793,    Nov.    1.     Hewlings,   Abraham,    Sr.,    of   the    City   and   Co.    of 

Burlington ;    will    of.     To    cousins,    Abraham    Hewlings    and    Joseph 


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Hewlings,  and  friend,  James  Kinsey,  house  and  lot  in  Pearl  Street, 
formerly  belonging  to  father,  together  with  2  adjoining  lots  pur- 
chased from  brother-in-law,  Thomas  Polgreen  and  from  Okey  Hoag- 
landt;  also  northerly  part  of  plantation  (80  acres)  on  road  from 
Burlington  to  Dunk's  Ferry;  also  meadow  and  lot  purchased  from 
James  Sterling;  all  in  trust  for  use  and  benefit  of  son,  Joseph,  who 
is  to  occupy  same  during  his  life.  Should  son,  Joseph,  marry  and 
have  issue,  same  to  be  equally  divided  amongst  them  after  his 
decease.  Son,  Joseph,  various  articles  of  furniture  and  silver,  all  farm- 
ing utensils  and  the  interest  from  the  sale  of  %  of  personal  property; 
all  during  his  life.  Should  son,  Joseph,  die  without  issue,  estate 
left  him  in  trust  to  be  divided  among  surviving  children  of  sons, 
Abraham  and  Thomas.  Grandson,  Abraham  (son  of  son,  Abraham), 
silver  cann  and  2  large  and  2  small  silver  spoons  left  son  Joseph, 
after  his  decease.  To  James  Kinsey,  Abraham  Hewlings  and  Joseph 
Hewlings  (aforesaid  Trustees),  land  on  the  Delaware  formerly  John 
Blackwell's;  also  remaining  part  of  plantation  in  Burlington;  also 
tract  called  Jenny's  Jump  in  Sussex  Co.;  also  lot  near  City  Wharf 
with  cooper's  shop,  another  lot  in  City,  bounded  south  by  lot  former- 
ly of  Daniel  Smith,  dec'd,  north  by  lot  formerly  of  Richard  Wright, 
dec'd,  now  belonging  to  George  Painter  (lot  4%  acres);  also  tract 
of  land  near  Pequeala  Mountain  of  400  acres;  also  all  shares  of 
Propriety  and  all  lands  in  Salem  Co.  Said  real,  except 
that  in  the  City  of  Burlington,  to  be  sold  and  proceeds, 
together  with  proceeds  of  Vs  of  personal  property  to  be  invested, 
and  income  used  for  the  children  of  son,  Thomas,  dec'd;  remain- 
ing real  estate  and  principal  to  be  divided  among  said  grand- 
children as  they  come  of  age.  To  grandson,  Abraham  (son  of  son 
Thomas,  dec'd),  silver  tankard  marked  with  initials  of  his  name.  To 
grandson,  Thomas  (son  of  son  Thomas),  2  large  and  2  small  silver 
spoons  and  silver  pepper  box;  all  when  of  age.  To  granddaughters 
(unnamed,  daughters  of  son,  Abraham)  remainder  of  silver  and  Vs 
of  household  furniture.  To  grandsons,  Thomas  and  Abraham  (sons 
of  son,  Abraham),  saw-mill  with  lands  within  10  miles  of  saw  mill 
and  monies  from  sale  of  %  of  personal;  all  in  trust,  interest  to  be 
paid  annually  to  son,  Abraham,  for  the  education  and  maintenance 
of  all  his  children,  and  the  real  to  be  divided  between  his  sons  when 
of  age.  Black  slaves,  William  Hooper  and  George  Saunders,  I  hereby 
manumit;  William  to  pay  £3  yearly  to  James  Sterling,  and  George 
£5  yearly  to  Executors,  to  provide  for  their  maintenance  in  old  age. 
Executors  and  Trustees — cousins,  Abraham  Hewlings,  of  Chester, 
Joseph  Hewlings,  his  brother,  and  James  Kinsey,  of  Burlington. 
Witnesses — Okey  Hoagland,  Esek  L.  Hartshorne,  James  Kinsey,  Jr. 

1794,  June  23.  Codicil.  North  part  of  plantation  of  80  acres 
fronting  the  Delaware  being  sold  to  George  Painter  for  £800,  and 
meadow  bought  of  James  Sterling,  also  sold  to  Painter,  for  £100; 
said  monies  to  be  in  trust  for  use  of  son,  Joseph;  principal  to  be 
divided  among  his  issue,  if  any,  at  his  decease,  otherwise  among 
children  of  son,  Thomas  Polgreen  Hewlings,  dec'd,  when  of  age. 
Witnesses — John  Lawrence,  Robert  Pearson,  James  Kinsey,  Jr. 
Proved  Nov.  26,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  543 

1795,  Sept.  10.  Inventory,  £4906.1.8;  made  by  Andrew  Craig 
and  John  Elton. 

1795,  Nov.  26.  (The  Executors  named  in  the  will  having  re- 
nounced). Adm'rs,  C.  T.  A. — John  Burr  and  John  Hoskins,  Jr. 
Fellowbondsmen — Henry  Burr,  Jr.,  and  John  Hoskins. 

File  11608C. 


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1793,  Oct.  16.  HewHngs,  Thomas,  P.,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Abraham  Gardiner.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Hewlings, 
Jr.;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  53. 

1793,  Oct.  16.    Inventory,  £44.8.6;  made  by  William  Lowden. 

File   11498C. 

1795,  June  8.  Hide,  John,  of  Western  Precinct,  Somerset  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Benijah  Stout.  Fellowbondsman — John  Parker,  of 
Hillsborough  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  540. 

1795,  Feb.  3.  Inventory,  £31.10.9;  made  by  John  Pecker  and 
Dominicus  Van  Dyke.  File  976R. 

1794,  Oct.  24.  Hidley,  George,  Sr.,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — George  Hidley,  Jr.  and  Jacob  Creveling;  Isoth  of  said  place. 
Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Creveling,  of  Bethlehem,  Hunterdon  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  179. 

,  .     Renunciation  by  Sophia  Hidley  in  favor  of  her  son, 

George  Hidley,  and  her  son-in-law,  Jacob  Creveling. 

1794,  Oct.  6.  Inventory,  £244.11.10;  made  by  John  Scott  and 
John  Summers.  File  594S. 

1786,  Oct.  16.  Higbee,  Edward,  of  Galloway,  Gloucester  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  my  mare  and  horse,  2  cows,  all  sheep,  and  furni- 
ture; also  her  maintenance  while  my  widow.  Sons,  Jeremiah  and 
Richard,  all  land,  meadow  and  cedar  swamp.  Servant  lad,  George 
Simkins,  £20,  when  21.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  son,  Jeremiah 
Higbee.  Witnesses — Enoch  Leeds,  Sarah  Collins  and  George  Ed- 
wards.    Proved  Sept.  30,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  82. 

1793,  Mar.  26.  Inventory,  £65.16.9.;  made  by  Enoch  Leeds  and 
Jacob  Stokes.  File  18'56H. 

1791,  Jan.  11.  Higgens,  William,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Shute.     Fellowbondsman — John  Blanchard;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  510;  File  7282-7283G. 

1792,  Apr.  20.  Hilderman,  George,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Ann  Hilderman.    Fellowbondsman — Enoch  Allen;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  443. 

1792,  Apr.  18.  Inventory,  £307.17.9;  made  by  Enoch  Allen  and 
Jacob  Gosling.  File  1816H. 

1793,  Mar.  5.  Hildreth,  Ephraim,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Thomas  Gandy,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — David  Hildreth,  yeo- 
man; both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  280. 

1793,  Mar.  19.  Inventory,  £197.10.10;  made  by  Constantine  Carll 
and  Clark  Nottingham.  File  590E. 

1789,  Nov.  16.  Hildreth,  Zibiah,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  To 
my  2  sisters,  Rebecca  Townsend  (wife  of  Daniel  Townsend)  and 
Rachel  Dole  (wife  of  Isaace  Dole)  each  V3  of  wearing  apparel  and 
each  %  of  residue.  To  Rachel  Scull  (daughter  of  John  and  Deborah 
Scull),  Vs  of  wearing  apparel  and  a  bed.  Nephew,  Levi  Corson  (son 
of  brother  Levi  Corson)  £75  and  a  cow  and  calf;  money  in  trust 
until  he  is  21.  To  Jesse  Scull  (son  of  John  and  Deborah  Scull),  £7. 
To  the  Anabaptist  Church  of  Cape  May,  £5.  To  my  youngest  bro- 
ther, Jesse  Corson,  £30.    Brothers  Rem  and  Peter  Corson,  each  % 


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of  residue.     Executor — friend  Philip  Hand.     Witnesses — Joseph  Nor- 
bury,  Silas  Eldredge,  Hannah  Eldredge.     Proved  May  4,  1790. 

Lib.  32,  p.  287. 

1791,  Mar.  11.     Inventory,  £181.16.10;  made  by  Nicholas  Stillwell 

and  Christopher  Ludlam.  File  554E. 

1794,  Aug.  14.  Hile,  Philip,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Hile,  of  said  Co.     [No  original  papers  on  file].  Lib.  33,  p.  479. 

1794,  June  2.  Hill,  Ann,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas 
Hill.     Fellowbondsman — Henry  Lupp;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  536;  File  8441-8442L. 

1791,  Sept.  26.  Hill,  James,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of  William 
Hill,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — William  Hill,  of  New  York.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— David  Banks,  of  Newark,  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  513;  File  6986-6991G. 

1792,  Feb.  14.  Hilliard,  Isaac,  Hannah,  Elizabeth  and  Rebecca,  of 
Burlington  Co.  Wards.  Children  (under  14)  of  John  Hilliard  of 
said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  their  mother  Frances  Hilliard.  Guard- 
ian— Frances  Hilliard.  Fellowbondsman — William  Haines;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  409;  File  11444C. 

1791,  May  13.  Hilliard,  Mary,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  John  Hilliard,  of  Northampton  Twsp,,  of  said  Co.,  deceased. 
Said  ward  having  real  and  personal  estate  makes  choice  of  her 
mother,  Frances  Hilliard,  as  her  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Will- 
iam Haines;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  186;  File  11386C. 

1794,  Aug.  29.  Hillman,  Daniel,  of  Waterford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Hannah  Hillman.  Fellowbondsman — John  Hider; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  80. 

1794,  Aug.  23.  Inventory,  £226.19.6;  made  by  Isaac  Tomlinson 
and  Ephraim  Tomlinson.  File  1892H. 

1791,  Mar.  19.  Hillman,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Mary  Hillman  and  Samuel  Cheesman.  Fellowbondsman — John 
Thorn;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  213. 

1791,  Mar.  22.  Inventory,  £193.15.11,  made  by  John  Wild  and 
John  Wider.  File  1773H. 

1795,  Mar.  1.  Hillman,  Seth,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  V/ife,  Ruth,  household  goods,  1  cow  and  horse  and  profits  of 
plantation  until  son,  Samuel,  is  of  age,  then  £20  yearly.  Son,  Sam- 
uel, that  part  of  plantation  at  south  branch  of  Great  Timber  Creek 
bounded  by  lands  of  Samuel  Hillman  and  Joseph  Clement,  cutting 
across  to  upper  line  by  Samuel  Jaggard's  and  Uriah  Cattell's  land 
(150  acres) ;  also  cedar  swamp  in  Gloucester  Twsp.  by  lands  of  Abel 
Nicholson  (late  John  Mickle,  dec'd).  Remainder  of  lands  to  be  sold. 
Daughters,  Abigail,  Hannah  and  Sarah,  monies  from  sale  of  land 
and  personal  property  to  be  equally  divided  between  them,  when  18. 
Executors — wife,  Ruth,  and  friend,  Micajah  Clement.  Witnesses — 
Abel  Clement,  David  Cattell  and  George  Hudson.  Proved  April  13, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  280. 

1795,  April  1  and  3.  Inventory,  £346.15.3;  made  by  William  Zane 
and  Samuel  Ladd.  File  1944H. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  179 

1792,  Mar.  15.  Hilyard  (Milliard) ,  Samuel,  of  Burlington  Co. 
Ward.  Son,  John  Hilliard,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — Revell 
Elton.    Fellowbondsman — John  Deacon,  Sr. ;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  409;  File  11477C. 

1792,  July  25.  Hinan,  John,  Doctor,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Elizabeth  Hinan.  Fellowbondsman — Isaiah  Hand,  yeoman;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Anne  Hughes,  Lydia  Eldredge. 

Lib.  34,  p.  465. 

1792,  July  25.  Inventory,  £35.13.4;  made  by  Joseph  Hays  and 
Elijah  Shaw.  File  575E. 

1791,  Mar.  26.  Hinds,  John,  Jr.,  of  Essex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
John  Hinds,  of  Essex  Co.,  deceased.  Said  ward  petitions  that  Jede- 
diah  Swan  be  appointed  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Jedediah  Swan. 
Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Halsey,  Jr.;  both  of  said  Co.  [This  peti- 
tion is  signed,  "John  Hinds,"  but  the  name  in  the  petition  and  bond 
is  written,  "Haynes".]  Lib.  32,  p.  512;  File  7278-7280G. 

1795,  Feb.  S.  Hixon,  Titus,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Andrew  Rockafeller,  of  Readington  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Fellowbonds- 
man— Christopher  Rockafellow,  of  Amwell  Twst).,  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.   169;  File  1714J. 

1794,  Aug.  11.  Hodgkinson,  Peter,  of  Burlington  City  and  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Hester  Hodgkinson.  Fellowbondsman — Bothanath 
Hodgkinson;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  479. 

1795,  May  29.  Inventory,  £66.4.0;  made  by  Joseph  Bloomfield 
and  William  Cox,  Esq.  File  ir569C. 

1791,  Feb.  22.  Hoff,  Cornelius,  Sr.,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Jane,  £7  a  year  while  she  remains  my  widow; 
also  2  cows,  choice  of  2  rooms  in  house,  and  furniture,  and  to  be 
provisioned  by  sons,  Cornelius  and  Charles,  while  my  widow.  Sons, 
Charles  and  Cornelius,  plantation  whereon  I  now  dwell,  and  10  acres 
on  the  mountain;  also  my  waggons,  plows,  harness  and  gears,  my 
gray  mare  and  brown  mare,  and  crops  in  ground;  all  to  be  divided 
between  them.  Son,  Joseph,  £50,  to  be  paid  by  sons,  Charles  and 
Cornelius.  Son,  Theophilus,  £20,  and  use  of  shop  for  3  years  if  he 
remains  single  so  long.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Rhoda  and  Jane,  to  have 
their  home  with  their  mother  while  single;  each  to  have  a  bed,  etc. 
Wearing  apparel  to  my  4  sons.  Residue  of  personal  property  to  be 
equally  divided  between  my  8  daughters,  Judah  Hoff,  Elizabeth 
Moore,  Patience  Titus,  Charity  Prall,  Fanny  Taylor,  Sarah,  Rhoda 
and  Jane  Hoff.  Executors — son,  Charles  and  son-in-law,  Ely  Moore. 
Witnesses — Thomas  Hoff,  Aaron  Stout,  Nellie  McGill.  Proved  Apr. 
6,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  359. 

1791,  Apr.  9.  Inventory,  £232.14.1;  made  by  Nellie  McGill  and 
Henry  Baker.  File   1562J. 

1790,  May  7.  Hoff  (Huff),  Lsaac,  Sr.,  of  Readings  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Old  and  infirm.  Wife,  (not  named),  room 
in  house  and  provisions  while  widow.  Son,  Peter,  old  homestead  of 
120  acres,  and  the  Upper  Island.  Son,  Isaac,  60  acres  whereon  he 
lives  and  ^/^  of  the  Lower  Island.  Son,  Abraham,  60  acres,  between 
Peter's  and  Isaac's  land,  and  V2  of  the  Lower  Island.  Grist  Mill  to 
be  shared  by  the  3  sons.  Daughter,  Catharine,  £50  and  cupboard. 
Daughters,  Elizabeth,  Ann  and  Rebecca,  £50  each.     Granddaughter, 


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Catharine  Stevens,  £30.  Moveables  to  be  equally  divided  between 
sons  and  daughters.  Executors — son,  Isaac  Huff,  and  son-in-law, 
John  Vanfleet.  Witnesses — Harmen  Van  Deripe,  jeromus  Waldron 
and  Andries  Van  Fleet.     Proved  Feb.  16,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p,  197. 

1792,  Feb.  14.  Inventory,  £178.18.9;  made  by  Harmen  Van  De- 
ripe and  Gerrit  Vanfleet. 

1797,  Feb.  9.     Account  by  both  Executors.  File  1612J. 

1795,  Jan.  24.  Hoff,  James,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Mary  Welsh  and  Peter  Snook.  Fellowbondsman — John  Hillhouse; 
all  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  131. 

1795,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £47.1.6;  made  by  John  Hillhouse  and 
Mathias  Slaght.  File  631S. 

1790,  Sept.  14.  Hoffman,  Henry,  Sr.,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary  Elizabeth,  use,  privileges  and  support 
from  plantation  with  sons,  Peter  and  Frederick,  during  her  widow- 
hood. Eldest  son,  Hermanus,  £5  for  his  birthright.  Personal  prop- 
erty to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  into  7  shares.  Sons,  Hermanus, 
John,  Peter  and  Frederick,  each  one  share,  and  sons-in-law,  Adam 
Teats  (husband  of  daughter  Eva),  Peter  Lantze  (husband  of  daugh- 
ter, Anna),  and  William  Shealer  (husband  of  daughter,  Maria),  each 
one  share  or  1/7  part.  After  wife's  decease  plantation  likewise  to 
be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  equally  between  the  7  children.  Ex- 
ecutors— son,  John,  and  son-in-law,  Adam  Teats.  Witnesses — 
Charles  De  Seethorst,  George  Hortman,  Godfrey  Rinehart.  Proved 
Aug.  19,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.   133. 

1794,  Aug.  13.  Inventory,  £260.3.1  Va  ;  made  by  Godfrey  Rinehart 
and  John  Hoffman. 

1795,  Oct.  29.     Account  by  John  Hoffman,  acting  Executor. 

File  1681J. 

1794,  June  18,  Hogdenkamp,  John,  of  Harington,  Bergen  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife  Aultie,  real  and  personal  during  her  life.  Son,  Marty- 
nes,  fanning  mill  for  his  birthright  and  all  real  after  wife's  decease. 
Daughters,  Rachel  and  Ann,  each  £100  (to  be  paid  by  son,  Martynes 
out  of  real).  Daughter,  Ann,  being  an  infant,  to  be  supported  out 
of  personal  until  21  and  to  have  an  out  set  equal  to  daughter, 
Rachel's,  when  she  marries.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  the  3 
children.  Executors — son,  Martynes,  and  friend,  James  Berry.  Wit- 
nesses— Fredericus  Haring,  Abraham  Delamater,  Garret  Haring. 
Proved  Sept.  30,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  347. 

1795,  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £348.15.8;  made  by  John  Perry  and 
Fredericus  Haring.  File  2'536B-2540B. 

1791,  Apr.  18.  Hogeland,  Abraham,  Sr.,  of  Somei'set  Co.,  farmer; 
will  of.  Son,  Albert,  wearing  apparel,  clock,  and  home  farm  lying  in 
Somerset  and  Middlesex  Co.  Daughter,  Anney,  wife  of  Christian 
Van  Dom,  £500;  paid  by  son  Albert  in  5  equal  payments.  Daugh- 
ter Sary  Hogeland,  interest  of  £400;  paid  by  son  Albert,  or,  such 
amount  necessary  for  her  keep  if  she  prefers  to  live  elsewhere.  Mov- 
able estate  to  be  sold  and  divided  between  the  3  children.  Executors 
— cousin,  Abraham  Quick,  and  cousin,  Hendrick  Cortelyou,  Sr. 
Witnesses — Cornelius  Dehart,  Sr.,  Joochim  Gulick,  Nicholas  Veghte. 
Proved  May  2,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  268. 

1793,  April  13.  Inventory,  £299.15.8;  made  by  Cornelius  Dehart 
and  Peter  D.  Nevius.  File  918R. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  181 

1795,  Oct.  17.  Hogland,  Richard,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Matthe  Hogland.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Ditmars;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  542. 

1795,  Nov.  7.  Inventory,  £124.4.6;  made  by  John  Christopher  and 
Edward  Van  Harlingen.  File  977R. 

1792,  Sept.  14.  Holliday,  James,  of  Salem  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
James  Holliday,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  (under  21)  makes 
choice  of  James  Slape  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Joshua 
Peddrick;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  459;  File  1850L 

1791,  Jan.  6.  Hollinshead,  Jerusha,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Daughters,  Rebecca  Harris,  Rachel  Carr, 
Esther  Hollinshead  and  Martha  Hews,  books  and  wearing  apparel. 
Son,  Benjamin  (under  age).  Executor  to  cloathe  and  school  him. 
Residue  to  be  divided  between  the  4  children.  Executor — brother, 
Jacob  Hollinshead.  Witnesses— John  Hollinshead  and  William  Cox. 
Proved  Mar.  7,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  122. 

1791,  Mar.  7.  Inventory,  £229.2.2;  made  by  William  Cox  and 
Joshua  Bispham,  Jr.  File  11387C. 

1792,  Sept.  1.  Holloway,  Benjamin,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Sister,  Rebekah  Abbott,  £200.  Sister,  Avis 
Holloway,  £500.  To  George  Willitts  (son  of  sister  Mary  Willitts), 
£100.  To  James  Willitts,  John  Willitts  and  David  Willitts  (sons  of 
sister  Mary  Willitts),  each  £30.  Brother,  Samuel,  tract  of  land 
(formerly  my  father's,  James  Holloway,  dec'd),  on  south  side  of 
Reckless  Mill  Creek,  including  land  brother,  James,  has  deed  for, 
late  the  property  of  brother,  Joseph  Holloway,  dec'd.  Brother, 
James,  the  rest  and  residue  of  real  and  personal.  Executor — 
brother,  James.  Witnesses — John  Hall,  Francis  Bowes  Sayre,  Ben- 
jamin Linton.     Proved  Oct.  23,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  388;  File  11441C. 

1792,  Dec.  29.  Holme,  Benjamin,  of  Elsenbourough,  Salem  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Esther  Holme.  Fellowbondsmen — Clement  Hall  and 
Leonard  Gibbon;  all  of  said  Twsp.  and  Co.  Lib.  37,  p.  423. 

1792,  Sept.  26.  Inventory,  £1549.6.6;  made  by  Edmund  Wether- 
by  and  Clement  Hall.  File  23091. 

1794,  Mar.  17.  Holmes,  Isaiah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
William  Holmes,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  George  Dan- 
iels, Guardian.     Fellowbondsman — Elias  Deal;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  83;  File  1893H. 

1790,  Mar.  3.  Holmes,  John,  of  Middle  Precinct,  Cape  May  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  use  of  all  lands,  household  furniture  and 
farming  titensils,  while  she  remains  my  widow;  if  she  remarries  her 
right  in  lands  to  cease,  except  her  lawful  dower  in  them,  and  the 
legatees  put  in  possession  on  their  arrival  of  age.  Son,  William, 
plantation  on  which  my  brother,  Nathaniel  Holmes,  lives;  also  100 
acres  purchased  of  William  Furrniss.  Son,  James,  plantation  called 
the  Swede  Church  place,  now  let  to  William  Murphin.  Wife  is 
pregnant.  To  expected  child,  plantation  on  Manumuskin,  now  let 
to  Frederick  Gray;  also  300  acres  of  unimproved  land  bought  of 
William  Peterson.  To  natural  son,  John  Holmes,  my  moiety  of  Vz 
part  of  2  tracts  of  land  of  711  acres,  in  Redstone  Settlement,  Fay- 


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ette  Co.,  Penn.  Should  any  of  said  sons  die  before  21,  their  por- 
tion to  be  divided  between  the  surviving  sons.  Daughter,  Elizabeth, 
2,000  Spanish  milled  dollars  with  principal  and  interest  when  20. 
Mother,  Isabella  Holmes,  600  Spanish  milled  dollars,  to  be  sent  to 
Ireland.  Nephew,  John  Holmes,  (son  of  brother,  James  Holmes, 
dec'd),  lands  and  meadows  in  Galloway  and  Great  Egg  Harbour 
Twsps.,  Gloucester  Co.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  1/6  of  the  remainder  of 
estate;  and  my  children,  Robert,  William,  James,  John  and  the  ex- 
pected child,  each  1/6  part.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  brother, 
Nathaniel  Holmes  and  son,  Robert  Holmes.  Witnesses — Silas  Swain, 
Christopher  Ludlam,  Stephen  Buck.     Proved  Jan.  26,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  290, 

1791,  Mar.  3.  Inventory,  £8,021.18.3;  made  by  Jeremiah  Eld- 
redge  and  John  McLaughlin.  File   55'5E. 

1795,  June  1.  Holmes,  John,  Jr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  John  Holmes,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  wardship  of  his 
Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Reuben  Townsend,  Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — Richard  Townsend;  both  of  said   Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  190;  File  624E. 

1791,  Mar.  14.  Holmes,  Mary,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
George  Daniel.     Fellowbondsman — Abel  Nicholson;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  212;  File  1774H. 

1795,  Nov.  11.  Holmes,  Obadiah,  Sr.,  of  Middletown,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  choice  of  one  negro  man  and  one  negro  woman, 
and  negro  boy,  Charles;  also  one  share  of  real  and  personal.  (12 
acres  at  west  side  of  plantation  to  be  sold.)  Sons,  Remson,  Obadiah 
and  William,  each  2  shares  of  estate.  Daughters,  Sally,  Caty  and 
Maria  Holmes,  each  one  share,  when  21.  Executors — wife,  Caty, 
Joseph  Stillwell,  Esq.,  and  Chrineyonce  Vanmater.  N.  B. — No  di- 
vision to  be  made  until  youngest  son  is  of  age.  Witnesses — John  S. 
Holmes,  John  Numan,  Nehemiah  Shumway.     Proved  Dec.  23,  1795. 

1795,  Dec.  2.  Inventory,  £1,462.19.6  (in  dollars  3,657.44);  made 
by  Aaron  Longstreet,  Barnes  Smock  and  John  S.  Holmes. 

Lib.  33,  p.  502;  File  7235-7246M. 

1793,  Jan.  9.  Holmes,  William,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Daniel  Holmes  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  and  having  real  estate,  makes 
choice  of  Leah  Holmes,  his  mother,  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — 
Richard  Prest;  both  of  Freehold,  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  256;  File  6883-6886M. 

1795,  Mar.  16.  Homan,  PriscIIIa  and  William,  of  Gloucester  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  William  Homan,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition 
of  Felix  Fisler  and  Benjamin  Rambo;  the  children  being  under  14. 
Guardian — Peter  Lock,  of  Timber  Creek.  Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Rambo;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  308;  File  1946H. 

1792,  Dec.  24.  Homan,  William,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  Vs  of  real  estate  during  her  life  and 
profits  of  the  other  %  until  children  are  of  age.  Son,  William,  % 
of  real  estate  when  of  age.  Daughter,  Priscilla,  Va  of  real  when  of 
age.  Should  both  children  die  before  of  age,  real  estate  to  sister's 
children,  Josiah  Lock  and  William  Lock,  each  paying  £125;  and  John 
Holton  to  have  £200,  and  wife's  daughter,  Elizabeth  Jones,  £50. 
John  Holton,  £20,  when  21.  Wife's  daughter,  Elizabeth  Jones,  £5, 
when  18.  To  the  Church  at  Sweedsborough,  £10.  Executors — 
wife,  Mary,  and  William  White.  Witnesses — Peter  Lock,  Daniel 
Vaneman,  Rogenue  Jones. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  183 

1793,  Jan.  21.  Codicil.  Should  both  children  die  before  of  age 
without  issue,  wife  to  have  all  real  during  her  life.  Witness —  Dan- 
iel Vaneman.     Proved  Jan.   15,   1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  75. 

1793,  Apr.  20.  Inventory,  £325.18.8;  made  by  Peter  Lock  and 
David  Hendrickson.  File  1894H. 

1792,  Sept.  19.  Home,  Andrew,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Parker.  Fellowbondsman — James  Cole;  both  of  the  City  of 
New  Brunswick,  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  313;  File  8041-8042L. 

1794,  Sept.  15.  Hooper,  Daniel,  Jr.,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Jonas  Loch.     Fellowbondsman — John  Sparks;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  80. 

1793,  Nov.  16.  Inventory,  £8.18.;  made  by  Benjamin  Rambo  and 
Abner  Batten.  File  1895H. 

1791,  Apr.  14.  Hooper,  Giles,  of  Burlington  Twsp.  and  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  James,  Vt.  of  land  purchased  of  Thomas  Stantly,  adjoining 
lands  of  Joseph  English  in  Mansfield  Twsp.;  he  to  pay  %  of  cost  of 
maintaining  his  mother.  Daughter,  Leaner  Hooper,  other  %  of 
land;  she  to  Vz  of  her  mother's  maintenance.  Daughters,  Leanor  and 
Anne  Evans  (wife  of  Samuel  Evans),  personal  estate.  Executors — 
William  Hays  and  daughter,  Leanor  Hooper.  Witnesses — Solomon 
Hays,  Henry  Hays,  Jacob  Force.     Proved  Nov.   7,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  114. 

1791,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £110.4.6;  made  by  John  Jackson,  Sutton 
and  Henry  Hays.  File  11388C. 

1795,  Oct.  26.  Hooton,  Benjamin,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Sarah  Hooton  and  John  Jessup.  Fellowbondsman — John  Wilkins; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  297. 

1795,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £389.15.7;  made  by  Joseph  Reeves  and 
John  Wood.  File  1945H. 

1792,  Feb.  9.  Hopkins,  Abel,  of  Chesterfield,  Burlington  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Grace  Hopkins.  Fellowbondsman — John  Hall;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  407. 

1792,  Feb.  6.  Inventory,  £198.16.9;  made  by  John  Piatt  and  John 
Hall.  File  11445C. 

1794,  Dec.  3.  Hopkins,  Drial,  of  Sussex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Nathan  and  grandson  of  Jonathan  Hopkins,  both  of  said  Co.,  dec'd. 
Said  ward  makes  choice  of  James  Doudy  as  his  Guardian.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Abraham  Swisher.  Witnesses — Thomas  Green  and  Has- 
perd  Henry.  Lib.  3'5,  p.  181;  File  595S. 

1793,  Jan.  14.  Hopkins,  John,  of  New  Town,  Sussex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Hannah,  all  my  horned  cattle  and  sheep  and  everything  I  had 
with  her.  Mother,  Mahetable  Hopkins,  all  hay  and  flax  and  4  hides. 
Brothers,  Peter  and  Ephraim,  wearing  apparel.  Only  daughter, 
Mahetable,  the  remainder  and  residue,  when  18;  £5  yearly  being 
paid  to  whoever  has  care  of  said  daughter.  Should  daughter  die  be- 
fore 18,  the  residue  to  my  mother,  and  at  her  decease,  to  my 
brothers.  Executrix — mother,  Mahetable  Hopkins.  Witnesses — 
Silas  Hopkins,  Abijah  Hopkins,  Silas  Hopkins,  Jr.  Prove  Mar.  30, 
1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  339. 

1793,  Mar.  4.     Inventory,  £34.18.6;  made  by  Francis  Price  and 

Jonathan  Hagar.  File  562S. 

1793,  May  30.     Hopkins,  John,  of  Monmouth  Co.     Int.     Adm'rs — 


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Mary  Hopkins  and  Fuller  Horner,  of  Upper  Freehold,  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  254. 

1793,  May  29.  Inventory,  £55.7.5;  made  by  John  Harker  and 
Benjamin   Hornor.  File   6887-6888M,    6891-6892M. 

1794,  Sept.  8.  Hopkins,  Joseph,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adni'rs 
— Samuel  Hopkins  and  John  Harker.  Fellowbondsmen — John  An- 
tram  and  Barzilla  Hopkins;  all  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  422. 

1794,  Aug.  27.     Inventory,  £526.19.4;  made  by  John  Antram  and 

Fuller  Hornor.  File  7043-7052M. 

1794,  Mar.  19.  Hopkins,  Samuel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Ebenezer  Hopkins,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  vizard,  being  out  of 
the  Wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Ebenezer 
Hopkins,  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Hopkins;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  83;  File  1896H. 

1793,  Apr.  22.  Hopkins,  William,  of  Upper  Freehold,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Elizabeth  Hopkins  and  David  Wright,  both  of 
Dover  Twsp.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Tomson,  of  Freehold,  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  255. 

1793,  Apr.  20.  Inventory,  £60.15.4;  made  by  John  Milnor  and 
Zebulon  Collins.  File  6889-6892M. 

1793,  Mar.  8.  Hopper,  Albert,  of  Bergen  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Rachel,  £15  yearly  (to  be  paid  by  sons).  Eldest  son,  John,  £5;  also 
38  acres  by  lands  of  Jacobus  Bogert,  John  Ackernian,  Benjamin 
Oldis,  dec'd,  and  of  Elshe  Hopper.  Sons,  Garret  and  Isaac,  land 
whereon  they  now  dwell;  Garret  paying  unto  my  daughter,  Mary 
(wife  of  Thomas  Chaple),  £50;  and  Isaac  paying  my  daughter,  Eliza- 
beth Hopper,  £50.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Elizabeth,  household  arti- 
cles and  livestock,  same  as  already  given  daughter,  Rachel  (wife  of 
Henry  Banta).  Sons,  Peter,  Abraham  and  Andrew,  home  planta- 
tion; they  to  pay  £300  for  same,  or  £100  to  my  son,  John,  £100  to 
daughter,  Rachel,  and  £100  to  grandson,  Albert  (son  of  son,  Jona- 
than, dec'd),  when  21.  Son,  Peter,  blacksmith  tools  now  in  his  pos- 
session. Residue  to  be  divided  between  the  6  sons.  Executors — 
sons,  John  and  Peter.  Witnesses— John  G.  Hopper,  John  J.  Hopper, 
Abraham  Westervelt.     Proved  July  27,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  356. 

1795,  June  16.  Inventory,  £557.6.0;  made  by  Abraham  Wester- 
velt and  Garret  Ackerman.  File  2519B-2528B. 

1792,  Oct.  16.  Hopper,  Ann,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Hannah  Hopper,  £5,  bed  and  bedding,  1  chest 
of  drawers  and  box  and  wearing  apparel.  Son,  Zepheniah  Hopper, 
the  residue.  Executor — son,  Zepheniah  Hopper.  Witnesses — Isaiah 
Ward  and  Leah  Steen.    Proved  Apr.  11,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  86. 

1793,  Apr.  6.  Inventory,  £59.1.8;  made  by  James  Ward  and 
Nathan  Ward.  File  1857H. 

1792,  Feb.  9.  Hopper,  Gerret,  of  Paramus,  Bergen  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Elsie,  whole  of  estate  both  real  and  personal.  Executrix — 
wife,  Elsie  Hopper.  Witnesses — ^^Garret  Ackerman,  Jacobus  Bogert, 
James  Rhea.    Proved  June  4,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  9;  File  2206B. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  185 

1791,  June  14.  Hopper,  Mary,  of  Bergen  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  John  Hopper,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  out  of  the  wardship  of 
her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  she  makes  choice  of  Christian  A.  Zabriskie, 
as  her  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Garret  A.  Akerman;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  '545;  File  2071B. 

1795,  Nov.  25.  Horn,  John,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Thomas  Horn.  Fellowbondsmen — George  Holcomb,  Jr. 
and  Thomas  Goodwin;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  170. 

1795,  Nov.  24.  Inventory,  £77.16.3;  made  by  John  Anderson  and 
Joshua  Anderson. 

1797,  Feb.  7.    Account  by  the  Adm'r;  total  £218.18.11. 

File   1715J. 

1792,  Jan.  24.  Horner,  Rachel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Isaac  Horner,  of  said  Co.;  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  over  14,  makes 
petition,  that  Josiah  Kay  and  Jeremiah  Wood,  be  appointed  her 
Guardians.  Guardians — Jeremiah  Wood  and  Josiah  Kay.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Mark   Brown;   all   of   said   Co. 

Lib.   34,   p.    447;   File    1817H. 

1790,  July  3.  Hoskel,  Michael,  of  Stow  Creek,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  £100,  use  of  plantation  and  £5  yearly  from 
rents,  while  widow.  Granddaughter,  Susanna  Shull,  £100,  when  21; 
should  she  die  before  becoming  of  age,  same  to  be  divided  between 
grandsons,  Hoskel  Shull  and  Samuel  Shull.  Niece,  Polly  Hoskell, 
£10,  when  21.  Nephew,  Michael  Hoskel,  £10,  when  21.  Executors 
are  left  real  and  personal  property  in  trust.  Grandson,  Hoskel  Shull, 
to  have  rents  from  the  Stow  Creek  plantation,  during  his  life;  and  to 
be  divided  among  his  heirs  at  his  decease.  Grandson,  Samuel  Shull, 
plantation  in  Deerfield  Twsp.,  during  his  life,  then  to  his  heirs. 
Should  either  grandson  die  without  issue  their  estate  to  be  divided 
between  the  surviving  grand  children.  Residue  of  personal  to  be 
divided  between  the  3  grand  children,  when  21.  Executors  and 
Trustees — friends,  Colonel  David  Potter  and  Samuel  M.  Shute.  Wit- 
nesses— Charles  Avery,  Henry  Shumaker  and  Hannah  Peck.  Proved 
April  4,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  107;  File  1079F. 

1791,  Mar.  15.  Hough,  Benjamin  B.,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Bur- 
lington Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  Samuel  Hough,  plantation  in  the 
tenure  of  Peter  Stretch.  Adjoining  lands  of  Arney  Lippincott,  Joseph 
Butterworth  and  others.  Brother,  Daniel  Hough,  land  in  tenure  of 
John  Williams,  schoolmaster,  on  south  side  of  the  Great  Road  lead- 
ing from  Julius  Town  to  Mount  Holly,  bounded  by  road  and  lands 
of  said  Daniel  Hough  and  Hannah  Croshaw;  also  residue  of  real 
and  personal.  Executors — brothers,  Daniel  and  Samuel  Hough. 
Witnesses — Edward  Taylor,  William  Budd,  Jr.,  J.  Bennett,  Jr. 
Proved  May  6,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  457;  File  11548C. 

1781,  May  1.  Hough,  Jane,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Brother,  Benjamin  Hough,  all  real  estate  but  if  he  dies 
before  21,  the  same  to  brother,  Samuel  Hough.  Niece,  Elizabeth 
Budd,  (daughter  of  William  and  Letitia  Budd),  a  silver  tankard 
and  6  silver  spoons.  Sister,  Mary  Hough,  and  niece,  Elizabeth 
Hough,  (daughter  of  Samuel  and  Susannah  Hough),  residue  divided 
between  them.  Executors — brothers,  Daniel  and  Samuel  Hough. 
Witnesses — David  Lawrence,  Samuel  Lawrence  and  Mary  Lawrence. 
Proved  Aug,  27,  1792,  Pile  11446C;  Lib.  34,  p.  397. 


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1784,  Dec,  21.  Houghton,  Thomas,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Nephew,  Joab  Stout,  piece  of  woodland  purchased  of 
William  Drake;  also  a  bed  and  bedding,  6  silver  table  spoons,  6 
teaspoons,  silver  shoe  buckles,  silver  knee  buckles,  silver  watch,  pair 
of  velvet  brushes,  white  beaver  hat,  large  pine  chest,  saddle  and 
bridle,  4  shirts,  linen  stockings,  silver  slteve  buttons  and  money  due 
on  a  bond  against  Peter  Phillips  and  John  Phillips.  Nieces,  Mary 
and  Rachel  Stout,  all  money  due  from  the  bank,  pewter  knives  and 
forks,  knife  box,  2  sugar  boxes,  large  looking  glass,  bed  and  bedding; 
all  to  be  divided  between  them.  Sister,  Anne  (wife  of  John  Smith), 
20  shillings  per  year,  for  life.  Nephew,  Abner  Houghton,  £5,  To 
Mary  Sutfin,  lining  for  a  pair  of  sheets.  Nephew,  Eli  Stout,  £10, 
silver  shoe  buckles  and  silver  knee  buckles,  Bible.  Nephew,  John 
Stout,  £10,  when  of  age.  Nephew,  William  Houghton,  walnut  chest. 
Nephew  Aaron  Houghton,  walnut  desk.  To  Catharine  (wife  of  Joab 
Houghton,  Sr.),  pair  of  sheets  and  2  Windsor  chairs.  Nieces,  Mary 
Drake  and  Elizabeth  Houghton,  2  sheets  and  coverlids.  Nephew, 
Joab  Houghton,  £10,  when  of  age.  To  Sarah  (wife  of  John  Merrill) 
a  pair  of  sheets.  To  friend,  Nathaniel  Hart,  silk  camblet  coat,  silk 
jacket  and  a  cow  in  possession  of  Christopher  Post,  To  John 
Muirhead,  1  cow  in  the  possession  of  Jonathan  Smith  Taylor,  To 
the  Presbyterian  Congregation  in  Hopewell,  £8.  Brothers,  Joab 
and  Absalom  Houghton,  remainder  of  clothing;  and  residue  of 
estate  to  be  divided  between  the  children  of  said  brothers,  when 
they  come  of  age.  Executors — Nathaniel  Hart  and  John  Muirhead. 
Witnesses — Daniel  Howell,  Jonathan  Muirhead  and  George  Muir- 
head.   Proved  April  4,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.   148. 

1795,  April  2.  Inventory,  £711.4.%;  made  by  Daniel  Howell  and 
George  Muirhead.  File  1716J. 

1794,  Sept.  19.  Howard,  Charles  Abraham,  Doctor,  of  Ross  Hall, 
Middlesex  Co,  Int,  Adm'x — Sarah  Howard.  Fellowbondsman — 
Moses  Scott;  both  of  said  Co,  Lib,  34,  p.  538. 

1794,  Sept.  23.  Inventory,  £1,133.'5.6,  including  3  negro  slaves; 
made  by  William  Letson  and  William  French. 

1794,  Sept.  24.  Appointment  of  Sarah  Howard,  as  Adm'x;  said 
appointment  becoming  void  when  will  was  subsequently  produced, 

1784,  Sept.  4.  (will  of.)  Testator  states,  he  was  late  of  Eton  in 
the  County  of  Buckinghamshire  in  the  Island  of  Great  Britain, 
Surgeon  to  his  Britinick  Majesty's  64th  Regiment,  but  now  of 
Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.  Wife,  Sarah,  real  and  personal  and  sole 
Executrix.  Witness — Rachel  Farmer.  Proved  Jan.  3,  1795.  (Rachel 
Golet,  late  Rachel  Farmer,  at  time  of  probate.) 

Lib.  35,  p.  197;  File  8429^8440L,  8623-8626L, 

1791,  Oct.  1.  Howard,  Simeon,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co,  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Hayward.  Fellowbondsman — Noah  Estill;  both  of 
Hanover  Township,  said  Co.  Witnesses — Benjamin  Thorp,  William 
Campfield.  Lib.  35,  p.  28;  File  769N, 

1792,  Apr,  23.  Howel,  Luther,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Prudden  Ailing  and  David  Young.  Fellowbondsman — Jonas 
Young;  all  of  said  place  and  Co.  Witnesses — Ludlow  Hedges  and 
Ebenezer  H.  Pierson.  Lib.  34,  p.  117. 

1792,  Apr.  18,  Renunciation  by  Mary  Howel,  the  widow.  Wit- 
nesses— Calvan  Howel  and  Jonas  Young, 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS-~1791-1795  187 

1792,  Apr.  18.  Renunciation  by  Calvan  Howel,  eldest  brother  of 
Luther  Howel,  dec'd.    Witnesses — Jonas  Young,  Phebe  Cooper. 

File  793N. 

1795,  Oct.  29.  Howell,  Benjamin,  of  Amwell,  Hunterdon  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Jacob  Howell  and  Joseph  Howell.  Fellowbondsmen — 
Gershon  Lambert,  miller,  and  John  Prall,  Jr.;  all  of  Amwell  Twsp., 
said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  169. 

1795,  Oct.  24,  Renunciation  by  Agnes  Howell,  the  widow,  in 
favor  of  her  2  sons,  Jacob  and  Joseph  Howell;  being  the  only 
children  left  by  said  Benjamin  Howell,  dec'd. 

1795,  Oct.  29.  Inventory,  £881.4.6;  made  by  John  Lambert  and 
John  Prall,  Jr.  File  17 17 J. 

1791,  Mar.  19.  Howell,  Jacob,  of  Roxbury  Twsp.,  Morris  Co. ;  will 
of.  Wife,  Lydia,  her  right  of  dower,  % .  Sons,  Joshua  and  Seth,  each 
£10.  Son,  Jonathan,  that  part  of  home  place  adjoining  land  owned 
by  Aaron  Hark  to  Abner  Corwin's  land.  Son,  Jacob,  remainder  of 
lands.  Daughtei's,  Elizabeth,  Sarah,  Margaret,  Azabo,  Lydia,  Mary, 
Dorothy,  Patience,  Unice,  Johannah  and  Anna,  each  5  shillings.  Ex- 
ecutors— sons,  Jonathan  and  Jacob.  Vv'^itnesses — Silas  Reeve,  Isaac 
Corwin,  Joseph  Hedges.   Proved  June  28,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  145. 

1794,  June  17.  Inventory,  £184.11.6;  made  by  Wm.  WoodhuU  and 
Silas  Reeve.  File   84  9N. 

1792,  Feb.  15.  Howell,  Joseph,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  (Dec'd 
Feb.  13,  1792.)  Adm'rs — Catherine  Howell  and  Thomas  Reynolds. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Hough;  all  of  said  Co.         Lib.  34,  p.  408. 

1792,  Feb.  15.  Inventory,  £251.15.;  made  by  William  Kempton 
and  Edward  Taylor.  File   11447C. 

1792,  Mar.  15.  Howey,  Robert,  of  Chester,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Mary,  £80  and  1  cow;  also  sufficient  furniture  for  a  room 
which  sons,  William  and  John,  are  to  build  for  her  use,  and  to  pay 
her  £3  each,  while  my  widow;  should  she  live  to  an  advanced  age, 
sons,  Joshua,  Isaac  and  Robert,  each  to  pay  her  £2  yearly.  Son, 
William,  plantation  of  180  acres  whereon  he  dwells.  Son,  John, 
plantation  of  200  acres  whereon  he  dwells,  (per  survey  June  6, 
1790).  Son,  Joshua,  130  acres,  (per  above  survey)  also  a  riding 
horse.  Son,  Isaac,  25  acres,  (per  survey);  also  £2:10.  Son,  Robert, 
25  acres,  (per  survey);  also  £2:10.  Daughter,  Mary,  (wife  of 
William  Mulford),  £75.  Daughter,  Deborah  Howey,  £85.  To 
Overseers  of  Pilesgrove  Meeting,  £10.  Residue,  divided  between 
surviving  children.  Executors — sons,  William  and  John  Howey. 
Witnesses — Joseph  Newton,  Sarah  Matlack  and  William  Roberts. 
Proved  Apr.  9,  1793,  at  Woodbury,  Gloucester  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  90;  File  1858H. 

1794,  May  3.  Howey,  Samuel,  of  Knowlton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Robert  Howey.  Fellowbondsman — John  Sipperlin;  both  of 
said  place.  Lib.   35,   p.   180. 

1794,  Apr.  7.  Inventory,  £145. 18.  ^z^;  made  by  Jonathan  Hill  and 
Jacob  Kerr.  File  596S. 

1792,  Feb.  1.  Hubberd,  Andrew,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Rosannah  Hubberd.  Fellowbondsman — Hartshorne  Fitz 
Randolph;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  109. 


188     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

1791,  Dec.  31.  Inventory,  £240.9.,  made  by  Hartshorne  Fitz 
Randolph  and  Ebenezer  Coe.  File  794N. 

1792,  Feb.  6.  Hude,  James,  Sr.,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex 
Co.  Int.  (For  will  of; — see  Calendar  of  Wills — 1761-1770,  pp.  207, 
208).  Adm'r — Jacob  R.  Hardenbergh.  (James  Hude  Ji-.,  Mary  Hude, 
Sr.,  and  Mary  Hude,  Jr.,  the  Executors  all  being  deceased  and  the 
estate  not  fully  administered.)  Fellowbondsman — Gersham  Williams; 
both  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  316;  File  8043-8046L. 

1792,  Feb.  18.  Huff,  Isaac,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mercy  Huff.    Fellowbondsman — Richard  Edwards;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  403. 

1792,  Feb.  10.  Inventory,  £238.1.9;  made  by  Joseph  Edwards 
and  John  Burr,  Jr.  File  11448C. 

1792,  Sept.  29.  Huffman,  Elizabeth,  of  Newtown,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
(Wife  of  Jacob  Huffman,  late  Elizabeth  Beal).  Adm'r — Jacob 
Huffman.    Fellowbondsman — John  Huffman;  both  of  said  place. 

Lib.  34,  p.  185;  File  527S. 

1793,  Sept.  28.  Hufman,  Henry,  of  Knowlton  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Paul  Hufman  and  Alexander  Adams.  Fellowbonds- 
men — Joseph  Coats  and  Peter  Wolfe;  all  of  said  Twsp.,  and  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  342. 
1793,   Sept.   24.     Inventory,  £187.6.4. 

1793,  Oct.  10.    Additional  Inventory,  £17.7. 

1794,  Feb.  11.  Further  Inventory,  £27.7.9;  all  made  by  Joseph 
Coats  and  Peter  Wolfe.  File  56 IS. 

(Not  Dated.)  Hugg,  Barzillai,  of  Gloucester  Twsp.,  and  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  personal  and  real  property  during  her 
life.  Son,  Isaac,  personal  and  real  property  after  wife's  decease, 
he  paying  other  children,  males  and  females  (unamed),  £20  each. 
Son  Isaac  to  take  land  should  wife  not  keep  up  payments  on 
mortgage.  Executors — wife,  Mary  and  friend,  Joseph  Mickle.  Wit- 
nesses— Peter  Thompson,  Joseph  Crawford  and  Hannah  Wood. 
Proved  Dec.    10,   1795.  Lib.   35,   p.   261. 

1795,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £141.10/9;  made  by  Thomas  Redman 
and  Thomas  Githens.  File   1947H. 

1793,  Dec.  17.  Hugg,  William,  K.,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
Joseph  Hugg,  Esq.  Fellowbondsmen — Joseph  Blackwood  and  Joseph 
Hugg,  Jr.;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  101. 

1793,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £193.7.8;  made  by  Samuel  Kenard  and 
James  B.  Cooper.  File   1859H. 

1791,  Jan.  1.  Hughes,  Hugh,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Martha  Hughes,  the  widow,  Thomas  Anderson,  ironmaster 
and  James  Hyndshaw.  Fellowbondsman — Mark  Thomson;  all  of 
said   Co.  Lib.   35,   p.    46. 

1791,  Jan.  12.  Inventory,  £1,111:8/7;  made  by  John  Sherred, 
William  Maxwell  and  Andrew  Melick.  File  501S. 

1791,  May  .4.  Hughes,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Whereas 
James  Hughes',  left  a  will    dated    Apr.    15,    1788,    but   neglected    to 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  189 

appoint  an  Executor;  and  whereas,  Ruth  Hughes  was  appointed 
Adm'x,  with  will  annexed,  Feb.  18,  1789,  and  she  is  since  dec'd 
leaving  the  estate  not  fully  administered.  Adm'r — Rueben  Ireland. 
Fellowbondsman — John    Vanneman;   both   of   said    Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  216. 

1791,  May  16.  Inventory,  £28:13/3,  being  part  of  the  estate  left 
by  Ruth  Hughes.  Appraised  by  Timothy  BrandrifF  and  James 
Belangee.  File  1775H. 

1795,  April  10.  Hughes,  Jedediah,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of. 
Brother,  John  Hughes.  Sisters,  Experience  Crowell  and  Judith 
Matther,  residue  of  personal  estate.  Executoi" — brother,  John 
Hughes.  Witnesses — Richard  Foster  and  Constantine  Foster.  Proved 
May  7,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.   183. 

1795,  Aug.  4.  Inventory,  £96.2.0;  made  by  Daniel  Cresse  and 
Constantine  Foster.  File   625E. 

1787,  Nov.  17.  Hulet,  Constant,  of  Shrewsberry  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.,  (single  woman) ;  will  of.  To  cousins.  Constant  Brewer 
and  Prudence  Antrim,  all  wearing  apparel  and  household  furniture. 
To  Monthly  Meeting  of  Shrewsbury,  £10.  Real  and  personal  pro- 
perty to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  into  6  parts.  To  children  of 
deceased  brother,  William  Heulett,  1/6  part.  To  children  of 
deceased  sister.  Christian  White,  1/6  part.  To  children  of  deceased 
sister,  Ann  Jackson,  %  part.  To  children  of  deceased  sister,  Sarah 
Hancock,  Ve  part.  To  children  of  deceased  brother,  George  Heulett, 
Ve  part.  To  children  of  dec'd  brother,  John  Heulett,  Ve  part. 
(Children  all  unnamed.)  Executors — cousins,  Samuel  Heulett  and 
Benjamin  Jackson.  Witnesses — David  Knott,  Obadiah  Robins,  Gas- 
per Cooper.     Proved  Apr.  24,   1792. 

Lib.    34,    p.    331;   File    6725-6728M. 

1790,  Nov.  10.  Hulick,  Cornelia,  of  the  Western  Precinct, 
Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Margaret  Cock,  my  wearing 
apparel.  Son,  Teunis  Cock,  remainder  of  estate.  Executor — son, 
Teunis  Cock.  Witnesses — Abraham  Kenshaw,  Christopher  Hoagland. 
Proved  Apr.  9,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  81;  File  900R. 

1793,  Mar.  16.  Hulings,  Mark,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Michael  Hulings.    Fellowbondsman — Isaac  Gibbs;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  98. 

1792,  Sept.  29.  Inventory,  £83.11.7;  made  by  Isaac  Gibbs  and 
John  Daniel.  File  1860H. 

1791,  Apr.  5.  Hulit  [Hulett],  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Shrewsbury,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Lydia  (wife  of  Samuel  Allen,  of 
Upper  Freehold)  £5.  Granddaughter,  Lydia  Hulett  £50,  when  21. 
Wife,  Mercy,  £30,  and  privilege  of  the  house  and  1  cow,  but,  if  she 
marry,  she  is  to  be  cut  off.  Sons,  Joseph,  Richard  and  Benjamin, 
plantation  whereon  I  now  live,  to  be  divided  between  them.  Son, 
Joseph,  my  blacksmith  shop  and  tools.  Son,  Richard,  my  carpenter's 
tools.  Residue  to  my  3  sons,  and  they  are  to  keep  my  negro,  Oliver 
Cromwell,  during  life.  Executors — James  Lafetra,  Jr.,  and  sons, 
Joseph  and  Richard  Hulett.  Witnesses — John  Salmon,  David  Corlies, 
Samuel  Williams.  Proved  July  28,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  392. 

1791,  July  11.  Inventory,  £394.18.3,  made  by  Wm.  Parker  and 
Thomas  Little.  File   6489-6494M. 


190     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

1794,  Dec.  6.  Hulit,  Robert,  of  Shrewsbury  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Forman.  Fellowbondsman — William  Lloyd, 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  423. 

1794,  Dec.  10.  Inventory,  £'56:9/8  made  by  James  Parker  and 
Edward  Patterson  Cook.  File  7053-7056M. 

1790,  Apr.  6.  Hull,  Benjamin,  Sr.,  of  Newtown,  Sussex  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  John,  my  black  horse.  Son,  Benjamin,  a  brown  mare.  Son, 
William  a  young  bay  mare.  Daughter,  Dorcas,  a  feather  bed  and 
spinning  wheel.  Remainder  to  be  divided  among  children  in  13 
equal  shares.  Sons,  John,  Benjamin  and  William;  daughters.  Charity, 
Sarah,  Mary,  Rhoda,  Elizabeth,  Martha,  Ruth,  Phebe  and  Dorcas, 
each  1  share,  and  the  children  of  daughter,  Ann,  dec'd,  1  share, 
divided  between  them.  Executors — son,  Benjamin  Hull  and  Martin 
Ryerson.  Witnesses — Silvanus  Youngs  and  Patrick  McEleveny. 
Proved  Aug.  27,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.   173. 

1792,  Aug.  25.  Inventory,  £95.0.10,  made  by  Leonard  Struble  and 
Henry  Smith.  File  528S. 

1791,  Jan.  10.  Hull,  Hopewell,  of  South  Ward  of  New  Brunswick 
Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Isabella,  a  horse  and  riding 
chair;  a  negro  wench  named  Jean;  also  use  of  all  household  furniture 
and  2  cows  while  my  widow.  Eldest  son,  James,  plantation  (250 
acres)  on  which  I  now  live;  also  5  acres  of  salt  meadow  adjoining 
Raritan  River;  he  to  maintain  his  mother  while  my  widow.  Daughter, 
Anne  (wife  of  Garret  Hagerman)  interest  of  £250,  yearly,  to  be 
paid  by  son  James,  and  principal  divided  equally  between  her  chil- 
dren at  her  decease.  Granddaughters,  Lydia  and  Rebecca  Hull 
(daughters  of  son,  Benjamin)  £75,  each,  when  of  age,  to  be  paid 
by  son,  James.  Son,  John,  £150.  Grandson,  James  Hull,  house  and 
lot  (1^/4  acres)  adjoining  Wm.  Scudder's  Mill;  also  £100,  when  21. 
Son,  James,  daughter,  Anne,  grandson,  James  Hull,  and  grand- 
daughters, Rebecca  and  Lydia  Hull,  equal  shares  of  remainder.  Ex- 
ecutors— sons,  James  and  John.  Witnesses — Benj.  Vankirk,  Thomas 
Bonnet,  John  Frend.    Proved  Feb.  16,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  415. 

1791,  Jan.  23.  Inventory,  £315.14.10,  made  by  John  Wetherill 
and  Richard  Scott.  File  7785-7790L. 

1791,  May  2.  Hull,  James,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Benjamin  Hull,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd,  being  out  of  the  wardship  of  his 
Guardian  in  Soccage.  makes  choice  of  his  uncle,  James  Hull,  as  his 
Guardian.    Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Stout;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.   32,  p.   467;  File   7781-7784L. 

1794,  Feb.  27.  Hull,  John,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Margaret,  real  and  personal  estate  during  her  life,  or 
widowhood.  Grandson,  John  Hull  Bughner,  all  real  and  personal 
property  after  wife's  decease,  or  %  of  personal  should  wife  marry 
again.  Executors — wife,  Margaret,  and  William  Williamson.  Wit- 
nesses— Peter  Williamson,  Richard  Heath,    Proved  May  8,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  118. 

1794,  Apr.  26.  Inventory,  £148:8/7  made  by  Cornelius  William- 
son and  Peter  Rockafallor.  File   1682 J. 

1794,  Apr.  2.  Hull,  Trustum,  Sr.,  of  Roxbury  Twsp.,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  use  of  %  of  plantation  and  remainder  of 
movables  during  her  life.    Rest  of  lands  to  be  sold.    Son,  Benjamin, 


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£150.  Son,  Trustum,  £400  (should  he  die  before  land  is  sold,  his 
widow  to  have  £70).  Daughter,  Mary  King,  £28.  Daughters,  Sarah 
Brown,  Elizabeth  Dalrymple,  Rachel  Brown,  Lydia  Beevers,  Adah 
King  and  Catharine  Brown,  each  £70.  To  8  grandchildren  (unnamed; 
children  of  daughter  Margaret),  each  £3.  Grandson,  Elijah  Cooper, 
£10.  To  8  grandchildren  (children  of  daughter,  Mary),  each  £4; 
sons  when  21,  daughters  when  18.  Residue  after  wife's  decease  to 
be  divided  between  all  the  children.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth, 
and  friends,  Robert  Carlile  and  William  Woodhull.  Witnesses — 
Silas  Condict,  Margaret  Stuart,  Abraham  Dickerson,  Jr.  Proved 
July  1,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  148. 

1794,  Apr.  24.  Inventory,  £568:8/3  made  by  William  Corwin  and 
James  Skinner.  File  850N. 

1792,  June  18.  Huilings,  Samuel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Prescilla  Huilings.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Wilkins;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  445. 

1792,  June  6.  Inventory,  £251:14/6  made  by  Thomas  Wilkins  and 
Isaac  Hewes.  File  1818H. 

1792,  Oct.  25.  Hulshizer,  Martin,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Jacob  Hulshizer  and  Martin  Hulshizer,  of  Bethlehem  Twsp.,  said 
Co.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Beavers,  of  Alexandria  Twsp.,  said 
Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  245. 

1792,  Oct.  22.  Inventory,  £253:0/2  made  by  William  Silverthorn 
and  Samuel  Leigh. 

1794,  May  8.    Account  by  the  Adm'rs.  File  1613J. 

1792,  Feb.  24.  Hunt,  Edward,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Charity,  negro  man,  George;  best  room  in  house, 
and  to  be  provisioned  by  son,  John;  also,  residue  of  real  and  personal 
estate.  Should  wife  die,  without  a  will,  daughter,  Abigail  Opdike, 
Vz  of  said  residue;  granddaughters  (after  marriage)  and  grandson, 
Edward  Laning,  remainder  of  residue,  divided  between  them.  Son, 
Israel,  £30  yearly  from  rent  of  tanyard;  after  his  decease,  tanyard 
and  lot  of  11  acres,  adjoining  land  of  Phillip  Boberts,  to  be  sold 
and  proceeds  divided  among  Israel's  children.  Part  of  lot  of  land, 
adjoining  Nathaniel  Reed,  and  Phillip  Roberts  from  a  corner  to 
Benjamin  Moore  and  John  Hunt,  in  Edward  Hunt's  line  on  road  to 
Maidenhead,  to  be  sold.  Son,  John,  remainder  of  said  lot  and  part 
of  tanyard  along  Amos  Hart's  line  to  Benjamin  Moore's  line;  also, 
home  plantation,  negro  man,  Aaron,  Va  of  cattle,  sheep  and  hogs; 
also  bay  mare,  colt  and  farming  utensils;  also,  £80  for  the  educa- 
tion of  his  2  sons,  Ralph  and  Edward.  Daughter,  Abigail  Opdike, 
£150.  Granddaughter,  Martha  Mershon,  £15.  Granddaughters,  Sarah 
and  Elizabeth  Laning,  Polly  Lawrence,  Abigail,  Martha  and  Charity 
Laning,  each  £25.  Grandson,  Edward  Laning,  £25.  To  Trustees  of 
the  Meeting  House  in  Pennington,  interest  of  £10.  Executors — wife 
Charity,  and  brothers,  Nathaniel  and  John  Hunt.  Witnesses — Israel 
Clark,  Jonathan  Gray,  William  Campbell.    Proved  Feb.  16,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  280. 

1793,  Mar.  '5.  Inventory,  £906.12.9;  made  by  Nathan  Moore  and 
John  Temple. 

1793,  Aug.  11.  Additional  Inventory,  £542.10.7;  made  by  same 
appraisers. 


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1795,  Feb.  5.  Citation.  Order  for  an  accounting;  Robert  Opdycke 
and  Abigail,  his  wife,  daughter  of  Edward  Hunt,  dec'd,  having 
made  application  for  same. 

1795,  June  13.  Account  by  Nathaniel  Hunt  and  John  Hunt,  the 
surviving  Executors.  File  163 6 J. 

1787,  Feb.  20.  Hunt,  John,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Wilson,  part  of  farm  purchased  from  Nehemiah  Smith,  also 
black  mare,  1  milch  cow  and  100  apple  trees.  Son,  Lemuel,  part  of 
farm  purchased  from  brother  Wilson  Hunt,  formerly  homestead  of 
father  (70  acres),  also  sorrel  horse,  black  colt,  1  cow  and  100  apple 
trees.  Son,  Isaac,  young  bay  mare.  Son,  Aaron,  bed  and  bedding. 
Daughters,  Sarah,  Peggy  and  Rebeccah,  negro  wench  Cate.  Daugh- 
ters, Eury  and  Rachel,  each  a  bed,  1  cow,  £25,  their  mother's 
clothes  and  their  support  by  son  Wilson,  until  18.  Residue  to  be 
divided  between  children,  i.e.,  John,  Sarah,  Peggy,  Rebeccah,  Aaron, 
Isaac,  Eury  and  Rachel.  Executors—John  P.  Hunt  and  Peter  Gordon, 
Esq.  Witnesses — Peter  Gordon,  Simeon  Phillips  and  William  DoUes. 
Proved  Sept.  2,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  140;  File  1718J. 

1795,  Sept.  1.  Hunt,  Jonathan,  Sr.,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  property  to  be  sold  except  5  acres 
adjoining  son  Israel's  land  which  he  is  to  account  for  @  £7:10  per 
acre.  Wife,  Abigail,  £500.  Son,  Ruben,  £150.  Grandson,  David 
Hunt  (son  of  son,  Jonathan),  £50.  Residue  to  be  equally  divided 
between,  Jonathan  Hunt,  Israel  Hunt,  Jesse  Hunt,  Richard  Hunt, 
Jerremy  Hunt,  Abijah  Hunt,  Ruben  Hunt  and  their  sister,  Rebecca 
Lawrence.  Daughter  Rebecca's  share  to  be  kept  in  hands  of  Ex- 
ecutors, for  use  of  said  daughter  and  her  children.  Executors — 
sons,  Jonathan,  Jesse,  Jerremy  and  Ruben  Hunt.  Witnesses — Elias 
Phillips,  Israel,  Jesse  Coalman.    Proved  Oct.  26,   1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.   142. 

1795,  Sept.  17.  Inventory,  £828:10/6  and  Elias  and  Ralph  Hunt's 
note  for  £12:4/9,  made  by  Aaron  Van  Cleeve  and  Elias  Phillips. 

1799,  Feb.  26.  Account  by  the  Executors;  shows  12  acres  sold  to 
Israel  Hunt,  for  £106:13;  26  acres  sold  to  Joshua  Lanning,  for 
£200:3/1;  Stony  Brook  place  sold  to  Benjamin  Titus,  for  £488;  the 
Assanpink  farm   sold   to   Abigail   Hunt,   for   £1,'550.       File    1719J. 

1783,  Dec.  16.  Hunt,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Maidenhead  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.,  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  negro  girl,  Hagar,  negro  boy,  Peter, 
sorrel  mare,  riding  chair  and  harness;  also  Vs  of  residue  of  personal 
property  and  use  of  real  estate  until  son,  Samuel,  is  21.  Son, 
Samuel,  negro  boy,  Charles,  a  bay  colt,  and  all  farming  utensils, 
when  21.  (Home  plantation  being  on  main  road  from  Trenton  to 
Princeton;  also  10  acres  of  meadow  south  of  said  road  adjoining 
lands  late  of  Capt.  John  Price,  James  Brearley,  Stephen  Johnes, 
Jasper  Smith,  the  widow  Van  Cleve,  William  Mershon,  Waters 
Smith  and  Ralph  Hunt).  Daughters,  Abigail,  Rebeccah,  Sarah,  Anna 
and  Elizabeth,  proceeds  from  sale  of  negro  girl,  Hagar  (if  she  sur- 
vives wife),  and  %  of  residue  of  personal;  also,  each  £60,  to  be  paid 
by  son  Samuel  in  various  years  after  he  comes  into  possession  of 
real;  but  should  son  Samuel  die  without  issue  before  21,  the  real  to 
be  divided  between  the  daughters.  Executors — friends,  Nathan 
Hunt,    Joseph    Brearley    and    Nathaniel    Green.     Witnesses — Isaac 


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DCou,  Isaac  Blanch,  John  Singer.    Proved  Oct.  27,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  123. 

1794,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £561.17.10;  made  by  Ralph  Phillips 
and  James  Brearley. 

1799,  Mar.  7.  Account  filed  by  Nathan  Hunt  and  Joseph  Brearley, 
2  of  the  Executors.  File   1683 J. 

1794,  Nov.  4.  Hunt,  Samuel,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Richard  Hunt,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — George  Armstrong;  both  of 
Hardwick,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  179;  File  597S. 

1793,  Feb.  7.  Hunt,  Sarah,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Nathaniel  Hunt  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Ralph  Hunt 
of  Lebanon,  said  Co.,  as  her  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Hunt;   both   of   Lebanon   Twsp.,   said   Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  315;  File  1637J. 

1785,  Oct.  17.  Hunt,  Solomon,  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  goods  and  movables  she  had  at  time  of 
our  marriage,  also,  £100  in  lieu  of  her  dower.  Granddaughter, 
Abigail  (daughter  of  son-in-law,  Mordecai  Marsh),  £5.  To  the 
Monthly  Meeting  of  Friends  of  Woodbridge  and  Rahway,  £7.  Grand- 
son, Solomon  Marsh  (son  of  Mordecai  Marsh),  that  part  of  planta- 
tion on  northerly  side  of  road  by  land  of  Isaac  Laing  and  Mordecai 
Marsh  (north).  Freeman  Morris  (south),  Ichabod  Thorpe  (east). 
Grandson,  Solomon  Marsh  (son  of  John  Marsh),  remaining  part  of 
plantation  including  land  purchased  of  John  Spencer,  dec'd,  bounded 
by  lands  of  Thomas  Brown,  Thomas  Bloomfield,  Joseph  Shotwell, 
Isaac  Freeman  and  Clarkson  Edgar.  Grandsons,  (the  2  above 
named),  lot  of  salt  meadow  adjoining  Rahway  River  opposite 
Tremble's  Landing  as  tenants  in  common.  Grandson,  Solomon  Hunt 
Morris,  (son  of  Asa  Morris),  2  parcels  of  land  by  land  of  Isaac 
Laing,  Ichabod  Thorpe  and  Josiah  Tindal;  a  salt  meadow  purchased 
of  John  Dobbs;  also,  £50  to  be  paid  in  2  years  by  grandson, 
Solomon,  (son  of  Mordecai  Marsh),  and  £100,  in  2  years  by  grand- 
son Solomon  (son  of  John  Marsh).  Should  grandson,  Solomon 
Morris  die  without  issue  before  21;  granddaughter,  Deliverance 
Heard,  %  of  land  devised  to  him;  granddaughter,  Mary  Morris,  the 
other  Vs.  Negroes,  Benjamin  and  Jenne,  to  be  supported  on  place 
by  grandson  Solomon  (son  of  John  Marsh).  Negro  man,  Gabriel,  to 
be  set  free.  Daughter,  Catherine  (wife  of  John  Marsh)  ^A  of  res- 
idue. Grandchildren,  Mordecai  and  Frances  Marsh  (son  and  daugh- 
ter of  daughter  Abigail  Marsh,  dec'd),  Vs  of  residue.  Granddaughter, 
Deliverance  Heard  (daughter  of  daughter  Susannah,  dec'd),  %  of 
the  remaining  Vs.  Granddaughter,  Mary  Morris  (daughter  of 
daughter  Susannah,  dec'd),  the  remainder  of  residue.  Executors 
to  be  Guardians  of  grandchildren's  estate  until  such  child  is  of  age. 
Executors — sons-in-law,  Mordecai  Marsh  and  John  Marsh.  Witnesses 
^John  Thorn,  Joseph  DCamp,  Benjamin  Thorn.  Proved  Mar.  20, 
1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  275;  File  8047L. 

1790,  Sept.  4.  Hunter,  Henry,  Sr.,  of  Readingtown,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  (commonly  called  Hendrick  Yawyer) ;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth, 
use  of  whole  estate  while  my  widow.  Son,  Peter,  my  new  waggon; 
and  son,  Paul,  may  have  use  of  it.  Sons,  Peter  and  Paul,  (after 
wife's  marriage  or  decease)  tract  of  land  in  Sussex  Co.;  Peter  to 
have  lower  V2,  whereon  he  now  lives,  with  buildings  and  orchard; 


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Paul,  the  upper  part  and  Wolf  Swamp,  and  Vs  part  of  the  fruit 
from  Peter's  orchard  for  9  years.  Son,  Peter,  £10,  for  repair  of 
buildings.  Son,  Paul,  £5,  having  received  £5  already.  Sons,  Henry 
and  Andrew,  tract  of  land  whereon  I  now  live,  bounded  by  land  of 
Martin  Wyckoff,  Andrew  Redricla,  George  Biggs  and  others,  with 
'55  acres  on  the  mountain,  bounded  by  land  of  John  Smith  and 
others;  the  one  taking  the  part  with  buildings  allowing  the  other 
£30.  Son,  John,  tract,  60  acres,  in  Lebanon,  by  land  of  Christian 
Hassel,  and  Martin  Wyckoff.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £100,  after  my 
wife's  decease.  Executors — son,  Henry  Hunter,  and  friend,  Joseph 
Hankinson.  Witnesses — Cornelius  Bowman,  Peter  Johnson  and 
William  Forbes  Taylor.    Proved  Apr.  4.  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  313. 

1791,  Feb.  14.  Inventory,  £23*5.13.4%;  made  by  Cornelius  Bow- 
man and  William  Howell. 

1792,  Oct.  24.  Account  by  Henry  Yawyer  [Henry  Hunter,  Jr.] 
and  Joseph  Hankinson,  showing  balance  of  £306.0.9.         File  1563J. 

1794,  Sept.  16.  Huntington,  Gilbert,  of  Shongum,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Brother,  Abraham,  mountain  lot  of  24  acres  and  homestead 
{TV2  acres),  with  right  to  the  water  fire  in  Shongom  forge.  Brother, 
Samuel,  26  acres  and  pond  lot.  Sisters,  Rhoda  and  Mary,  to  have 
privileges  of  house;  also  one  cow  and  bees.  Sister,  Libba  Nichols, 
privilege  of  use  of  forge.  Brother,  Simon  Huntington,  £5.  Brother 
Abraham,  the  residue.  Executors — brother,  Abraham,  and  friend, 
the  Rev.  Isaac  Price.  Witnesses — Samuel  Williams,  Polly  Simson, 
Rhoda  Huntington.    Proved  Oct.  26,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  152. 

1794,  Oct.  25.  Inventory,  £380.3.0;  made  by  Samuel  Williams, 
Jonathan  Young.  File  85  IN. 

1792,  Apr.  17.  Huntsman,  Abraham,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Mary  Huntsman.  Feilowbondsman — James  Ham- 
mell;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  407. 

1792,  Apr.  16.  Inventory,  £64:16/6;  made  by  John  Wiley  and 
Samuel   Atkinson.  File    11449C. 

1786,  June  26.  Husk,  Nicholas,  of  Hanover  Twsp.,  Morris  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elenor,  one  horse,  2  milck  cows,  and  use  of 
%  of  house  and  barn  with  large  lot  of  plowland  before  the  door, 
while  my  widow.  Son,  John,  remainder  of  house  and  lands,  with 
that  left  for  wife's  use  after  her  marriage  or  decease;  also  wagon, 
2  horses  and  farming  utensils.  Daughters,  Catharine  and  Sarah,  £40 
each,  when  22.  Remainder  of  movable  estate  to  be  divided  between 
wife  and  the  3  children.  Executors — ^wife,  Elenor,  and  son,  John. 
Witnesses — Isaac  Price,  Peter  Cook,  Helmer  Kent.  Proved  Apr.  3, 
1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  327. 

1787,  Jan.  9.  Inventory,  £379:7,  made  by  Peter  Cook  and  Stephen 
Wigans.  File  823N. 

1791,  Jan,  13,  Hutchinson,  John,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton, Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Jerusa,  to  have  use  of  2  rooms  of  house, 
furniture;  also  2  cows  and  6  sheep,  and  pasture  for  them  to  be 
furnished  by  sons,  Jonathan  and  Amos;  also  to  have  use  of  meadows 
that  are  willed  to  John  and  William  until  they  are  of  age.  To  sons, 
John  and  William,  25  acres  each,  lying  on  south  side  of  plantation 
from  corner  of  land  formerly  belonging  to  Thomas  Hutchinson  and 


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running  to  Samuel  Abbott's  line,  thence  to  the  brook;  John's  lot  to 
join  the  brook;  William's  lot  to  join  Samuel  Abbott's,  but  if  either 
die  before  21  without  lawful  issue,  his  part  to  go  to  survivor.  To 
daughters,  Elizabeth,  Mary  and  Ormly,  £10.  each,  to  be  paid  in  2 
years.  To  daughters,  Anna  and  Abigail,  £35  each,  when  18.  To 
sons,  Jonathan  and  Amos,  remaining  lands  to  be  divided  between 
them;  also  remainder  of  personal  estate.  Executors — sons,  Jonathan 
and  Amos  Hutchinson,  and  David  Cubberly.  Witnesses — William 
Willgus,  Jonathan  Hutchinson,  Mary  Willgus.    Proved  May  17,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  139. 

1791,  May  17,  Inventory,  £267.5/0,  made  by,  Jonathan  Hutchin- 
son  and  William   Cubberly.  File   11389C. 

1792,  Feb.  14.  Hutchinson,  Jonathan,  of  Nottingham  Twsp., 
Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  Vs  of  the  money  now  in 
hands  of  the  Executors  of  Samuel  Hill,  dec'd;  also  use  and  profits 
of  lands  and  tenements  for  bringing  up  children,  until  youngest  is 
21;  then  Vs  of  real  estate  or  money  from  sale  of  real  estate. 
Children — Samuel,  Pearson,  Thomas,  Israel,  Joel,  Hill,  Smith,  Jehan- 
nah  and  Christian — ,  the  boys,  each  2  shares  of  remainder  of  real 
and  personal;  the  girls,  each  1  share,  after  the  youngest  is  21.  Ex- 
ecutors— brother-in-law.  Smith  Hill,  Amos  Hutchinson,  Jr.,  and  son, 
Samuel.  Witnesses — David  Cubberly,  Robert  Phares,  William  Phares. 
Proved  Apr.  26,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  386. 

1792,  Apr.  23.  Inventory,  £259.3.5;  made  by  David  Cubberly 
and  Jonathan  Hutchinson.  File   11450C. 

1793,  May  11.  Hutchinson,  William,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Peter 
Smyth,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Neilson,  of 
Middlesex  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  231;  File  8207-8208L. 

1788,  Oct.  13.  Huysman,  Abraham,  of  New  Barbadoes  Precinct, 
Bergen  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Meryah,  use  of  real  and  personal  pro- 
perty while  widow  for  the  proper  maintenance  of  children.  Son, 
Jacobus,  all  real  estate  v/hen  21;  he  paying  my  daughters,  Agnes 
and  Elizabeth,  each  £125  for  same.  The  3  children,  to  have  an  equal 
division  of  personal  property  after  Jacobus  is  21.  Executors — 
father-in-law,  Rulof  Terhune,  brother,  James  Housman,  and  friend, 
Necausey  Blinkerhof.  Witnesses — Isaac  Vreeland,  James  Huysman, 
John  Cutwater.    Proved  June  1,  1794.  Lib.  3'5,  p.  67;  File  2391B. 

1793,  Dec.  3.  Hyde,  George,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Jesse 
Smith,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Reuben 
Runyon,  of  Newton,  said  Co.  Lib.   33,  p.   340. 

,   .    Inventory,    £28.6.10;    made    by   Joshua    Drake    and 

Samuel  Hill.  File  563S. 

1793,  Mar.  16.  Imlay,  John,  Sr.,  of  Burlington  Co.;  will  of. 
Daughter,  Abigail  Van  Sciver,  one  large  pewter  dish.  Son,  Joseph, 
one  bookcase.  Daughter,  Margaret  Brown,  6  pewter  plates.  Son, 
John  Biddle  Imlay,  lot  of  land  adjoining  John  Pope  and  Thomas 
Brown;  also  6  silver  teaspoons,  3  tablespoons  and  a  spice  box,  when 
21.  Remainder  of  real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold,  and  proceeds 
divided  among  children,  i.e.,  Abigail,  Joseph  and  Margaret,  each  1 
share,  and  John,  2  shares.  Executors — son-in-law,  Jacob  Van  Sciver, 
and  John   Black.      Witnesses — ^James  Sloan,  John   Black  and  Caleb 


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Shreve.     Proved  Apr.  18,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  10. 

1793,  Apr.  13.  Inventory,  £46.2.6;  made  by  Matthias  Kerlin  and 
Joel  Gibbs.  File  11499C. 

1788,  Apr.  3.  Imlay,  William,  Sr.,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  John,  £10.  Son,  David,  £10.  Son, 
Isaac,  £10.  Daughter,  Alenor  (wife  of  James  Robins),  10  shillings. 
Daughter,  Lucy  (wife  of  William  Taylor),  10  shillings.  Sons,  Will- 
iam and  Edward,  plantation  and  residue,  to  be  equally  divided  be- 
tween them.  Executors — sons,  William  and  Edward  Imlay.  Wit- 
nesses— Charles  Hay,  Benjamin  Rogers,  Robert  Lawrence.  Proved 
July  2,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  394. 

1791,  Aug.  1.  Inventory,  £387.9.4;  made  by  James  Bruere  and 
Thomas  Potts.  File  6495-6498M. 

1794,  June  13.  Imlay,  William,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Elizabeth  Imlay  and  James  Bruere.  Fel- 
lowbondsman — Samuel  Forman,  Jr.,  all  of  said  Co.       Lib.  33,  p.  425. 

1794,  June  18.  Inventory,  £211.7.6;  made  by  Richard  HorsfuU 
and  John  Hankins.  File  7057-7062M. 

1781,  Aug.  27.  Ingersull,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Great  Eggharbour,  Glou- 
cester Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca,  use  of  part  of  land  bequeathed 
to  son  Daniel;  also,  mare,  saddle,  bridle,  3  cows  and  calves  and  V2 
of  sheep  and  household  furniture.  Eldest  son,  Joseph,  land  and 
marsh  on  southwest  side  of  Great  Eggharbour  River.  Son,  Daniel, 
home  plantation.  Son,  Enoch,  land  and  swamp  below  Elder  Creek; 
also,  1  yoke  of  oxen,  farming  utensils  and  V2  of  sheep.  Daughters, 
Dinah  Dellaney  and  Mary  Lake,  horse,  saddle  and  bridle  and  rest 
of  cattle.  Executors — eldest  sons,  Joseph  and  Daniel.  Witnesses — 
Noah  Smith,  Samuel  Risley  and  Rachel  Golding,  Proved  June  18, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  274;  File  1948H. 

1793,  Nov.  8.  Ingersull,  Joseph,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Adm'x — Jean 
Ingersull,  of  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — John  Champion,  of  Glou- 
cester Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  279. 

1793,  Nov.  6.  Inventory,  £183.2.11;  made  by  James  Willets  and 
John  Champion.  File  5  9  IE. 

1792,  Aug.  6.  Ingrum,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Hannah  Ingrum.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Edmunds,  yeoman;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Mary  Foster,  Salathiel  Foster. 

Lib.  34,  p.  466. 

1792,  June  6.     Inventory,  £53.18.10;  made  by  Robert  Edmunds 

and  Constantine  Carll.  File  576E. 

1791,  May  16.  Inskeep,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Isaac  Inskeep,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  John  Inskeep,  of 
Philadelphia  as  his  Guardian.  Fellov/bondsman — Franklin  Daven- 
port, of  Woodbury,  said  Co.  Lib.   32,  p.   217;  File   1776H. 

1795,  Jan.  8.  Inslee,  Elisha,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Matthew  Freeman.  Fellowbondsman — Justus  Dunn;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  200;  File  8609-8610L. 

1791,  Apr.  27.     Inslee,  John,  Sr.,  of  City  of  Perth  Amboy,  Mid- 


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dlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  entire  estate  during  her  widowhood. 
Son,  Nathaniel,  5  shillings.  At  death  or  marriage  of  my  widow,  es- 
tate to  be  equally  divided  between  my  5  children:  Gach,  Isaac,  Mary, 
John  and  Sarah  (all  under  age).  Executors — Aaron  Bloodgood  and 
Jonathan  Freeman.  Witnesses — Josiah  Freeman,  Daniel  Ayers,  Jr., 
Abraham  Ayers.     Proved  June  11,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  431;  File  7791-7792L. 

1791,  May  13.  Irwin,  John,  of  Greenwich,  Gloucester  Co.,  will 
of.  Wife,  Catharine,  life  interest  in  whole  estate.  After  wife's 
decease,  property  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  among  my  grand- 
children. To  granddaughter,  Hannah  Ambler,  daughter  of  my  daugh- 
ter. Charity,  one  equal  share.  Granddaughters,  Hannah  and  Eliza- 
beth Tomlin,  and  grandsons,  John,  Isaiah  and  Job  Tomlin,  each,  one 
equal  share.  To  my  4  grandchildren  (not  named),  sons  and  daugh- 
ters of  Enoch  Eldrige,  one  equal  share.  To  grandsons,  Joseph,  Mar- 
tin and  John  Setley,  one  share  each.  Grandsons,  Benjamin  and 
Isaac  French,  and  granddaughter,  Esther  French,  one  share  each. 
Granddaughters,  Rachel  and  Elizabeth  Swens,  one  share  each.  To 
5  grandchildren  (not  named),  sons  and  daughters  of  Hugh  Agens, 
one  share  each.  Grandson,  Samuel  Irwin,  one  share.  Executors — 
wife,  Catharine,  and  John  Drumon.  Witnesses — John  Firth,  Ben- 
jamin Weatherby,  Nancy  Bowers.     Proved  Sept.  3,  1791. 

Lib.   32,  p.   198. 

1791,  June  28.  Inventory,  £70.11.2;  made  by  William  While  and 
Joseph  Paul. 

1791,  Sept.  3.  Renunciation  by  John  Drumon,  as  one  of  the  Ex- 
ecutors. File  1777H. 

1795,  Feb.  17.  Irwin,  William,  of  Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Sarah  Irwin,  widow,  of  said  place  and  George  Heinlim,  of 
Bucks  Co.,  Penn.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Kennedy,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  136. 

1795,  Feb.  10.  Inventory,  £143.5.0;  made  by  Thomas  Kennedy 
and  Andrew  Malick.  File  659S. 

1791,  Sept.  3.  Ivens,  William,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Precillai,  household  goods  she  brought  with  her,  and 
a  cow.  Daughter,  Rebecah,  a  feather  bed,  or  £10.  Daughter,  Han- 
nah (now  wife  of  John  Garwood),  land  purchased  of  Joseph  Brach- 
ney;  also  piece  of  land  purchased  of  Jacob  Wigmore.  Daughter,  Re- 
becah, plantation  purchased  of  William  Fenimore.  Son,  Amos,  plan- 
tation whereon  I  now  live;  he  to  pay  the  following:  Nephew,  Willr 
iam     Ivens,     £10;     grandchildren,     Rachel,     Phanna     and     Ezekiel, 

(children  of  son  William),  5  shillings  each;  granddaughter,  Rachel 
(wife  of  Edmund  Hackney  and  daughter  of  son,  Ezekiel),  5  shillings. 
Son  Amos  to  provide  home  for  my  wife,  Precillai,  or,  else  pay  her, 
£10  yearly,  during  her  widowhood.  Daughter,  Hannah,  and  her  hus- 
band, John  Garwood,  to  pay  £5  to  a  boy  I  brought  up,  known  by  the 
name  of  Joseph  Ivens.  Residue  to  be  divided  between  wife  and  son, 
Amos.  Executors — wife,  Precillai,  and  friend,  Joseph  Stokes.  Wit- 
nesses— Samuel  Ivins,  Thomas  Page,  John  Risdon.  Proved  Aug.  18, 
1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  353. 

1792,  Aug.  7.  Inventory,  £281.7.5%;  made  by  Thomas  Gill  and 
Thomas  Page.  File  11451C. 

1791,  Apr.   27.      Ivins,   Samuel,   Thomas,   Ezekiel   and   Joseph,    of 

Monmouth  Co.     Wards.     Children  of  Solomon  Ivins,  of  said  Co., 


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dec'd.  On  petition  of  their  mother,  Mary  Ivins.  Guardian — Mary 
Ivins  (their  mother).  Fellowbondsmen — Randall  Robins  and  Robert 
Montgomery;  all  of  said  Co.  Witnesses — Amos  Pharo,  Thos.  Hen- 
derson. Lib.  32,  p.  414;  File  6499-6502M. 

1790,  Dec.  17.  Ivins,  Solomon,  Sr.,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  5  shillings  in  lieu  of  her  right 
of  dower.  Son,  Daniel,  plantation  whereon  he  now  lives  purchased 
of  Wm.  French  and  adjoining  lands  of  Clayton  Newbold  and  Moses 
Ivins,  in  Mansfield  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.  Son,  John,  land  whereon 
he  now  lives  in  Mansfield  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  purchased  of  Joseph  Eng- 
lish and  adjoining  land  of  Nathan  Robbins  and  Samuel  Newbold. 
Sons,  Daniel  and  John,  each  to  pay  £300  for  same.  Daughter,  Eliza- 
beth Hunt,  5  shillings  and  a  bond  held  against  her  husband.  Son, 
Solomon,  house  and  lot  in  Windsor  Twsp.,  Middlesex  Co.,  where  he 
now  lives,  and  £15.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Samuel,  my  grist  mill  and 
plantation  purchased  of  Shedlock  Negus  and  Tobias  Henderson  in 
Upper  Freehold,  said  Co. ;  they  to  pay  to  my  2  daughters,  Mary  and 
Sarah,  £60  each,  when  they  are  18.  Sons,  Ezekiel  and  Joseph,  plan- 
tation whereon  I  now  live;  they  to  pay  to  my  daughters,  Mary  and 
Sarah,  £50  each,  when  18.  Sons,  Thomas  and  Samuel,  residue  of 
personal  after  debts  are  paid.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  son,  John 
Ivins.  Witnesses — Barzillai  Fenimore,  Caleb  Rockhill,  Nathan  Rock- 
hill.     Proved  Feb.  15,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  379. 

1791,  Feb.  16.  Inventory,  £893.8.9;  made  by  Isaac  Antrum  and 
Joseph  Ridgway.  File  6503-6506M. 

1794,  Sept.  13.  Jacklin,  James,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Ephraim  Cronwell.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Van  Houten;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  69;  File  2397B. 

1794,  Aug.  9.  Jackson,  Prudence,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of. 
Grandson,  William  Vail,  lot  of  35  acres  (between  Elizabethtown  and 
Woodbridge),  formerly  belonging  to  my  father,  Shobal  Smith, 
bounded  west  by  lot  formerly  belonging  to  my  husband,  dec'd,  north 
by  Trunkin  Perch  Brook,  east  by  land  of  brother  William  Smith's 
estate,  and  south  by  David  Edger's  land;  he  paying  his  brother, 
Tames  Vail,  £100.  Grandson,  James  Vail,  £200.  Granddaughters, 
Rebecca  Vail,  Phebe  Vail,  Mary  Vail  and  Margaret  Vail,  the  residue, 
to  be  divided  between  them.  Executors — grandsons,  William  and 
James  Vail.  Witnesses — David  Vail,  Margaret  Vail,  Isaac  Vail. 
Proved  Sept.  22,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  439. 

1794,  Sept.  22.  Inventory,  £99.19.3;  made  by  David  Vail  and 
Tohn  Vail.  File  941R. 

1787,  Aug.  29.  Jacobus,  Abraham,  of  Towagham,  Precinct  of 
Pequanack,  Morris  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Eve,  Vs  of  grain  and 
vegetables  raised  on  the  place,  2  cows,  and  furnished  room  in  house 
and  a  supply  of  firewood  while  my  widow.  Daughters,  Elizabeth 
and  Ann  Jacobus,  each  a  cow,  and  to  be  kept  by  sons,  John  and 
Brant,  while  single.  Sons,  Cornelius  and  Abraham,  the  old  place 
where  Cornelius  now  lives,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them;  also 
(6  acres)  a  piece  of  woodland  near  the  saw  mill;  the  same  subject 
to  an  incumbrance  of  £25,  which  they  are  to  pay  to  my  daughter, 
Lena  Mandeville,  4  years  after  my  decease.  Son,  James,  lot  be- 
yond Cornelius,  with  2%  acres   of   meadow   in    the    swamp.      Son, 


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Nicholas,  place  where  he  lives,  and  2^^  acres  of  meadow  in  the 
swamp.  Sons,  James  and  Nicholas,  to  pay  my  daughter,  Jenny 
Schermerhorn,  £25,  4  years  after  my  decease.  Son,  Brant,  5  shill- 
ings. Son,  John,  a  piece  of  land  between  the  old  line  and  my  broth- 
er, James.  Sons,  John  and  Brant,  dwelling  house  and  land  thereto, 
subject  to  £60,  to  be  paid  to  my  daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Ann,  4 
years  after  my  decease.  Remainder  of  estate  to  be  sold  by  vendue 
and  equally  divided  amongst  all  my  children,  but  sons.  Brant  and 
John,  are  to  have  remainder  of  meadow.  Executors — sons,  Brant 
and  John.  Witnesses — William  Menderveal,  Nicholas  Jacobus, 
Charles  Ailsworth  O'Brien.   Proved  Dec.  9,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  9. 

1791,  Oct.  13.  Inventory,  £34.9.0,  made  by  Thos.  Doremus,  Philip 
Hyler.  File  770N. 

1793,  Oct.  3.  Jacobus,  James,  Sr.,  of  Morris  Co.;  will  of.  Wife 
(name  not  given),  to  be  maintained  out  of  the  estate;  also  to  have 
an  old  negro  wench  and  negro,  Tom.  Son,  James,  south  half  of  17- 
acre  lot  between  Capt.  Thos.  Doremus  and  Martin  Van  Duyne's  land; 
also  11  acres  between  where  he  now  lives  and  the  heirs  of  Abraham 
Jacobus,  dec'd;  also  15  acres  between  Martin  Van  Dyne  and  Thomas 
Doremus.  Son,  David,  30  acres  whereon  he  now  lives;  also  northerly 
half  of  the  17 -acre  lot  and  10  acres  whereon  the  saw  mill  stands  as 
laid  out  by  Abraham  Ryerson.  Daughter,  Ann,  25  acres  whereon 
Brant  Jacobus,  dec'd,  formerly  lived,  during  her  life.  After  her  de- 
cease, same  to  her  son  Cornelius  Bloom.  Sons,  Cornelius,  Abraham 
and  Nicholas,  remainder  of  lands  in  Morris  Co.  Daughters,  Eliza- 
beth (wife  of  Wm.  Mandeville)  and  Eve  (wife  of  John  Mandeville), 
50-acre  lot  at  Precaness  (Preakness),  Bergen  Co.  Son,  Cornelius, 
6  acres  whereon  he  lives.  Granddaughter,  Ann  Van  Blaricum,  £5. 
Daughter,  Mary  (wife  of  Richard  Duryea),  £100  (to  be  paid  by  the 
5  sons  within  3  years).  Personal  and  residue  to  be  divided  between 
all  the  children.  Executors — sons,  Cornelius  and  James.  Witnesses 
— Isaac  Kingslan,  Jr.,  Abraham  Jacobus,  Charles  A.  O'Brien.  Proved 
Aug.  22,   1794.  Lib.   35,  p.    151. 

1794,  July  8.  Inventory,  £414.2.7;  made  by  Thomas  Doremus  and 
Philip  Hiler.  File  852N. 

1788,  Oct.  6.  Jacobusse,  Jacobus,  of  Bergen  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Jeche,  Vs  of  real  during  her  life,  and  all  my  moveable  estate.  Son, 
Rulif,  the  remaining  %  of  real,  and  the  other  Vs  after  death  of  my 
wife.  To  my  3  daughters,  Esther,  Rachel  and  Yannetie,  £50  each. 
To  children  of  my  daughter,  Gartey,  deceased,  £50;  all  to  be  paid 
3  years  after  the  decease  of  my  wife.  Executors — son,  Rulif 
Jacobusse  and  Henry  Mandeville.  Witnesses — Henry  Mead,  George 
L.  Ryerson,  Abr'm  Ryerson.     Proved  Dec.   27,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  542;  File  2127B. 

1792,  Mar.  10.  James,  Kitty  (Catherine),  of  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Personal  estate  to  be  sold.  To  mother,  Rachel  Sinnickson  (wife  of 
John  Sinnickson,  Esq.,  of  Penns  Neck,  said  Co.),  use  of  my  plate, 
2  gold  watches,  the  interest  from  monies  and  messuage  in  Hunter- 
don Co.,  now  occupied  by  Asa  Hart,  during  her  life;  the  same  to  be 
equally  divided,  after  her  decease,  between  my  cousins,  Charles  and 
Daniel  McKnight  (sons  of  my  uncle,  Richard  McKnight,  of  Mon- 
mouth Co.).  Should  said  cousins  die  without  issue  the  same  to  be 
equally  divided  between  Mby  Bainbridge  and  Rachel  Bainbridge 
(wife  of  Ralph  Hunt),  they  being  daughters  of  Edmond  Bainbridge, 


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of  Hunterdon  Co.  Negro  wench,  Phillis,  to  be  emancipated  when 
21  and  paid  £10.  Executrix — mother,  Rachel  Sinnickson.  Witnesses 
— Patrick  Brady,  Joseph  Conner  and  George  Mecum. 

Lib.  35,  p.  318;  File  2133L 

1795,  April  25.  James,  Thomas,  of  Windsor  Twsp.,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Nephews,  James  Herbert,  Richard  Herbert,  Robert 
James  (son  of  Robert)  and  John  James  (son  of  Richard),  each  £5. 
Son,  Robert  James,  remainder  of  estate.  Executors — friends  and 
brothers,  Richard  James,  Robert  James  and  Obediah  Herbert.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Smith,  Andrew  Reynolds  and  Andrew  Rowan.  Proved 
May  22,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  182. 

1795,  April  29.     Inventory,  £170.5.8;  made  by  Daniel  Wilson. 

File  8627-8632L. 

1795,  Apr.  8.  Jaques,  Enos,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Jaques,  Sr.  Fellowbondsman — Clarkson  Edgar;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  85,  p.  201;  File  8633-8634L. 

1792,  July  5.  Jaques,  Richard,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Ruth  Jaques  and  Peter  Lott  Jaques.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Jaques;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  315. 

1792,  Nov.  26.  Inventory,  £548.14.2;  made  by  Nicholas  Bodine 
and  Capt.  Nicholas  Booraem.  File   8049-8054L. 

1791,  Aug.  1.  Jaques,  Samuel,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Richard  Jaques  and  Moses  Jaques.  Fellowbondsman — Enos  Jaques; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  465;  File  8427-8428L. 

1793,  Feb.  22.  Jeanes,  Mary,  of  Salem  Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of 
Henry  Jeanes,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Peter  Hickman  as 
her  Guardian.     Fellowbondsman — John  Jaquett. 

Lib.  33,  p.   118;  File  2023L 

1791,  Apr.  26.  Jeffery,  Jeremiah  and  John,  of  Monmouth  Co. 
Wards.  Sons  of  William  Jeffery,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  they  petition 
that  David  Jeffery  be  appointed  their  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman 
— Thomas  Jeffery;  both  of  Shrewsbury,  said  Co. 

Lib.  32;  p.  414;  File  6507-6510M. 

1794,  Dec.  16.  Jeffery,  John,  Sr.,  of  Dover,  Monmouth  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  3  cows,  and  use  of  plantation  (the 
Vz  called  the  homestead),  while  widow.  Son,  John,  part  of  land  run- 
ning up  line  of  John  Roger's  to  Bank  Creek.  Son,  Jacob,  part  of 
lands  west  side  of  homestead.  Son,  William,  land  above  Bank  Creek; 
also  £45  to  be  paid  by  son,  John.  Youngest  sons,  Jesse  and  Francis, 
land  called  the  Homestead,  to  be  divided  between  them.  Daughter, 
Charity  Potter,  £30.  Daughter,  Deborah  Jeffery,  £60.  Land  bought 
of  John  Imlay  to  be  divided  between  the  5  sons.  Executors — wife 
Elizabeth  and  sons,  John  and  Jesse.  Witnesses — George  Cook,  Green 
Worth,  Henry  Worth.     Proved  Jan.  29,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  513. 

1795,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £143.18.2y2;  made  by  George  Cook 
and  Gabriel  Woodmansee.  File  7247.-7252M. 

1794,  Sept.  22.  Jeffery,  Richard,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Francis,  £25.  Son,  Garrett,  £5.  Son,  Ruben,  £15. 
To  Humphrey,  £12.  To  Mary  and  Rebecca,  each  £20.  Plantation  to 
be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  between,  Francis,  Garrett,  Ruben  and 


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Rebecca.  Executors — son,  Francis,  James  Green  and  Ehihu  Chad- 
wick.  Witnesses — Cornelius  Lane,  William  Green,  William  Harvey. 
Proved  Jan.  29,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  527. 

1795,  Jan.  25.  Inventory,  £94.0.0;  made  by  John  Green  and  Cor- 
nelius Lane.  File  7253-7256M. 

1793,  Apr,  23.  Jeffery,  Thomas,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  William  Jeffery,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  David  Jeffery, 
Guardian.     Fellowbondsman — John  Knott;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  256;  File  6895-6898M. 

1791,  Feb.  21.  Jeffery,  William,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— David  Jeffery.  Fellowbondsmen— -John  Johnston  and  John  Jeffery; 
all  of  Shrewsbury,  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  409. 

1791,  Feb.  6.  Inventory,  £62.15.1,  (Estate  of  Wm.  Jeffery  and 
ThankfuU  Jeffery),  made  by  Lewis  Robins,  Clerk,  John  Jeffery  and 
John   Johnston.  File    651 1-65 14M. 

1795,  Oct.  6.  Jeffries,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x— 
Phebe  Jeffries.  Fellowbondsman— Jonathan  Badcock;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  299;  File  1949H. 

1791,  Feb.  23.  Jelf,  Susannah,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Daughter,  Mary  Ann,  (wife  of  George  Joy,  late  of 
the  City  of  New  York,  merchant),  £15  for  a  mourning  ring.  Daugh- 
ters, Susannah  and  Sarah,  all  real  and  personal.  Executrixes — 
daughters,  Susannah  and  Sarah,  Witnesses — Mary  Butler,  Stephen 
Wheeler,  John  Chetwood.     Proved  July  8,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  194;  File  7716-7719G. 

1791,  Apr.  29.  Jemson;  Joseph,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Stephen  Jemson.     Fellowbondsman— Jacob  Jemson;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  465. 

1791,  Apr.  27.  Inventory,  made  by  Samuel  Mount  and  Stephen 
Hooper.  File  7793-7798L. 

1792,  Apr.  27.  Jenkins,  Margaret,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Adrian  Van  Riper.  Fellowbondsman — John  King,  Jr.;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  44. 

1792,  Apr.  17.  Inventory,  £13.15.0;  made  by  John  King,  Jr.  and 
Abraham  Cadmus.  File  7494-7499G. 

1784,  Dec.  22.  Jennings,  Jacob,  Sr.,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife  [not  named],  whole  of  estate  during  her  life.  Son,  Jacob,  % 
of  real  and  personal  property.  The  other  i/4  in  trust,  for  the  children 
of  daughter  Ann  Tingley,  dec'd;  and  in  particular  for  her  2  young- 
est sons,  Ebenezer  and  John  and  such  other  of  the  children  as  may 
have  had  the  least  of  the  estate  of  their  father,  Ebenezer  Tingley, 
dec'd.  Grandson,  Daniel  Tingley  (oldest  son  of  daughter  Ann)  no 
more  than  10  shillings.  Executor — son,  Jacob.  Witnesses — Jere- 
miah Drake,  Joseph  Steward  and  Abr.  Saunders.  Proved  Sept.  5, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  553;  File  881R. 

1792,  Feb.  15.  Jennings,  Mary,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.,  widow. 
Int.  Adm'r — Samuel  Meeker.  Fellowbondsman — Sylvanus  South- 
worth;  both  of  said  place  and  Co.  Witnesses — Thos.  Anderson  and 
John  DeCamp,  Jr.  Lib.  34,  p.  156. 


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1792,  Jan.  21.  Inventory,  £43.14.7;  made  by  Sylvanus  South- 
worth  and  John  Decker.  File  529S. 

1795,  May  7.  Jewell,  David,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Caleb 
Osborn,  Jr.,  and  John  Jewell.  Fellowbondsman — Abner  Osborn; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  500. 

1795,  May  11.  Inventory,  £11.12.4;  made  by  Elihu  Pierson  and 
Daniel  Osborn.  File  8348-8353G. 

1794,  Aug.  4.  Johnes,  Timothy,  Sr.,  of  the  Town  and  County  of 
Morris;  will  of.  Wife,  Kezia,  £100;  also,  the  yearly  interest  in  the 
widow's  fund  in  Philadelphia,  riding  chair  and  horse,  and  Va  of  per- 
sonal estate  during  her  life;  she  to  live  with  son,  William,  Son, 
Timothy,  remainder  of  farm  in  Hanover  (part  of  which  he  has  by 
deed  of  gift)  adjoining  Richard  Johnson's  land.  Son,  William,  10 
acres  of  farm  in  Hanover;  also  dwelling  house  and  all  lands  in  Mor- 
ristown,  i.e.,  40  acres  of  woodland  bought  of  Cheevers,  20  acres 
bought  of  Capt.  Silas  Howell,  and  14  acres  bought  of  Joseph  Lewis; 
also,  negro  man,  Cato,  my  team  and  all  implements  of  husbandry; 
likewise  personal  property  bequeathed  to  wife  (except  books)  after 
her  decease.  Granddaughter,  Phebe  Darcy,  £10.  Daughters,  Theo- 
dosia  and  Anna  Lewis,  and  granddaughter,  Phebe  Darcy,  the  remain- 
ing %  of  personal  to  be  divided  between  them.  Books  to  be  divided 
between  the  4  children,  i.e.,  Theodisa,  Timothy,  Anne,  William  and 
granddaughter,  Phebe  Darsey.  Servant,  Tobias,  to  be  set  free  after 
wife's  decease  and  £10  given  him.  Executors — sons,  Timothy  and 
William,  Joseph  Lewis  and  grandson,  Gabriel  Ford.  Witnesses — 
Caleb  Russell,  Sylvester  D.  Russell,  Catharine  Walton.  Proved  Oct. 
24,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.   154;  File  853N. 

1795,  Oct.  24.  Johnson,  Abraham,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Jonathan  Harned,  Jr.  and  Linus  Moores.  Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas  Freeman.  Lib.  35,  p.  198;  File  8635-8636L. 

1790,  June  27.  Johnson,  Barbara,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Daniel,  home  place,  (100  acres)  and  V2  of 
swamp.  Son,  John,  4  acres  of  upland  where  he  now  lives  and  one 
acre  of  swamp.  Son,  David,  50  acres  and  V4,  of  swamp.  Son,  George, 
50  acres  and  i/4  of  swamp.  Son,  Samuel,  remainder  of  lands.  Son, 
Michael,  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Catharine  Freese,  '5  shillings.  Mov- 
able estate  to  be  equally  divided  between  all  the  children  except  the 
two  last  named.  Son,  Daniel,  to  pay  the  following  legacies.  Son, 
Jacob,  £20;  son,  Samuel,  £50  (when  of  age);  daughters,  Elizabeth 
and  Mary  Johnson,  each  £15.  Sons,  David,  George  and  Samuel, 
each  a  horse.  Executors — sons,  Jacob  and  Daniel  Johnson.  Wit- 
nesses— Abijah  Davis,  James  Meek,  Joseph  Moore.  Proved  Oct.  25, 
1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  160;  File  1063F. 

1794,  Mar.  21.  Johnson,  Benjamin,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunter- 
don Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Isaac  Johnson,  Jacob  Johnson,  Benjamin 
Johnson,  of  said  place,  and  Benjamin  Morgan,  of  Hopewell  Twsp., 
said  Co.     Fellowbondsman — William  Palmer,  of  said  place  and  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.   141;  File   1684J. 

1795,  Oct.  27.  Johnson,  Cornelius,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Abraham  Johnson,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Ellis  Barron, 


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Guardian.     Fellowbondsman — Jonathan  Harned;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  202;  File  8637-8640L. 

1784,  Sept.  24.  Johnson,  Daniel,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  To 
(2nd)  wife,  Hannah  Johnson,  £3  for  her  dower,  and  to  each  of  her 
children  £10;  that  is,  Jacob  Johnson  and  Sarah  Johnson,  each  £10. 
Son,  Jonathan,  use  of  real  for  10  years,  after  which  time  it  is  to  be 
sold  and  proceeds  divided  between  the  4  children  I  had  by  my  first 
wife,  i.e.,  Jonathan,  Martha,  Leaming  and  Hamor.  Children  to  have 
schooling.  Movable  estate  to  be  sold  in  5  years  and  divided  amongst 
children.  Executors — brother,  David  Johnson,  and  brother-in-law, 
Richard  Stevenson.  Witnesses — Levi  Smith,  Rach  Smith  and  John 
Cresse.     Proved  Nov.  18,  1785.  Lib.  36,  p.   187. 

1785,  Nov.  15.  Inventory,  £274.1.7%;  made  by  John  Cresse  and 
Eli  Eldredge.  File  4'58E. 

1793,  Mar.  25.  Johnson,  David,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Mary  Johnson,  the  widow,  and  Isaac  Johnson  of  Newark.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Jotham  Johnson,  of  same  place  and  Co. 

Lib.   33,  p.   215;  File   7712-7715G. 

1794,  Feb.  18.  Johnson,  Edward,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Johnson.  Fellowbondsman— Joseph  Ennes;  both  of  Sandy- 
ston,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  180;  File  598S. 

1793,  Nov.  8.  Johnson,  Eliphalet,  of  Newark,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Martha,  house  furniture,  a  negro  wench  and  £20  yearly  (paid 
by  sons  Daniel  and  Aaron),  while  widow.  Sons,  Daniel  and  Aaron, 
currying  shop  with  utensils  and  tanyard  and  stock,  in  equal  shares; 
also  a  division  of  lands:  first  division  to  begin  near  bridge  at  Can- 
field's  meadow  to  line  of  Jabez  Bruen  to  the  brook  and  along  brook 
to  Bound  Creek;  also  piece  of  meadow  on  Bound  Creek  and 
Wheeler's  Creek  and  a  piece  of  meadow  bought  of  Daniel  Hays, 
dec'd;  also  piece  of  land  adjoining  the  mountain  road  bounded  west- 
erly on  Joseph  Camp,  north  on  Jediah  Tichenor,  east  on  Isaac  Pier- 
son  and  southerly  on  road;  also  dwelling  house  and  lot  where  testa- 
tor lives  on  road  from  Elizabethtown  to  Newark  bounded  easterly 
on  John  Johnson;  son  Daniel  to  have  said  first  division  if  he  gives 
deed  to  son  Aaron  for  house  and  land  where  he  now  lives.  The  sec- 
ond division  to  begin  at  the  tanyard  along  brook  to  north  corner  of 
Jabez  Bruen's  line  to  ditch  west  of  meadow  belonging  to  Jonathan 
Lyon  and  Jabez  Parkhurst,  along  said  ditch  to  road  thence  along 
road  to  comer  above  the  barracks;  also  piece  of  meadow  bought  of 
Henry  Lyon  and  piece  of  meadow  at  Zacharias  Creek;  said  division 
to  be  son  Aaron's,  unless  son  Daniel  refuses  to  convey  house  to  him; 
then  Aaron  is  to  have  the  first  division  and  Daniel  the  second.  Son, 
Daniel  to  pay  son  Uzal,  £75  and  to  son  John,  £25.  Son  Aaron  to 
pay  son  Uzal,  £75  and  to  son  John,  £75.  Son,  Uzal,  £150  and  debts 
against  him  to  be  cancelled.  Son,  John,  £100  exclusive  of  what  he 
has  received.  Daughter,  Betsey  Canfield,  £200  exclusive  of  what  she 
has  received  (in  trust  with  son  Aaron) ;  if  she  dies  without  issue, 
same  to  be  divided  between  the  4  sons.  Executors — sons,  Daniel  and 
Aaron.  Witnesses  —  Eliphalet  Johnson,  Jr.,  Isaac  Longworth  and 
Ephraim  Terrill.     Proved  Mar.  23,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  14;  File  8358-8363G. 

1795,  Feb.   18.     Johnson,  James,  Jr.,  of  Morris  Co.    Int.    Adm'x 


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— Elizabeth   Johnston.      Fellowbondsman — Isaac   Woolley;   both   of 

said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  96. 

1795,  Feb.  8.     Inventory,  £29.5.0;  made  by  John  Yoang  [Young] 

and  Samuel  Williams.  File  881N. 

1793,  Apr.  3.  Johnson,  John,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Asa,  £10;  payable  Mar.  25,  1795.  Daughters, 
Deborah  Gaskill  (wife  of  Abraham  Gaskill),  and  Anne  Briant,  (wife 
of  Benjamin  Briant),  residue  and  remainder  divided  between  them; 
daughter,  Deborah,  her  share  immediately;  daughter,  Anne,  her 
share  payable  Mar.  25,  1795;  and  should  she  die  before  that  date, 
daughter,  Deborah,  to  receive  Anne's  share.  Executor — friend,  Asa 
Shinn.  Witnesses — George  Langstaff,  Joseph  Morris  and  John  Allen. 
Proved  May  21,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  17. 

1793,  Apr.  10.  Inventory,  £164.9.71/4  ;  made  by  Jacob  Merrit  and 
George  Langstaff.  File  11500C. 

1793,  Aug.  21.  Johnson,  John,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Estate  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Mary,  and  sons,  Benjamin 
and  John,  each  an  equal  share  of  proceeds.  (Sons  under  age.)  Ex- 
ecutrix— wife,  Mary  Johnson.  Witnesses — James  Carr,  Sarah 
Eglington.     Proved  Oct.  1,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  85. 

1793,  Sept.  6.  Inventory,  £102.9.11 1/2;  made  by  William  Ford 
and  Andrew  Hendrickson.  File  186 IH. 

1795,  April  4.  Johnson,  John,  Sr.,  of  Hanover,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Son,  Abnor,  5  shillings  in  lieu  of  his  birthright  and  to  debar 
him  from  further  share  in  estate.  Daughter,  Hannah,  £12.  Daugh- 
ter, Mary,  £1.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £5.  Granddaughter,  Rhoda,  £6. 
Son,  John,  4  acres  of  meadow  on  Passaic  River  corner  of  land  form- 
erly belonging  to  Stephen  Beach,  dec'd.  Son,  Jonathan,  5  acres 
(upper  corner  of  son  John's).  Son,  Daniel,  5  acres.  Son,  John,  18 
acres  on  west  side  of  a  drift  road  leading  from  dwelling  house  of 
Samuel  Parrit  to  house  of  Samuel  Ball,  adjoining  land  of  Samuel 
Merry  and  David  Kitchel.  Sons,  Jonathan  and  Daniel,  remainder  of 
lands  on  the  east  side  of  the  drift  road.  Son,  Jonathan,  residue  of 
real  and  personal.  Executors — sons,  Daniel,  John  and  Jonathan. 
Witnesses — Samuel  Ball,  Esther  Frazee  and  Benjamin  Griffith. 
Proved  Sept.  3,   1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  84. 

1795,  May  5.  Inventory,  £42.16.9;  made  by  Benjamin  Griffith 
and  Aaron  Kitchel.  File  882N. 

1793,  Mar.  7.  Johnson,  Jonathan,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Jeremiah  Johnson,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — Ellis  Hughes,  yeo- 
man; both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  279. 

1793,  Mar.  23.  Inventory,  £58.0.3;  made  by  Henry  Ludlam  and 
Richard  Stephenson.  File  592E. 

1794,  Feb.  17.  Johnson,  Matthias,  of  South  Amboy,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  bed  and  other  small  things  she  may 
choose,  and  the  income  from  residue  during  her  life.  Granddaugh- 
ters, Elizabeth  and  Lidia,  (daughter  of  son,  Henry)  a  bond  for  £300 
held  as  a  mortgage  on  their  father's  plantation,  to  be  divided  be- 
tween them  when  21.  Son,  Cornelius,  a  bond  for  £300  held  against 
him.  Granddaughter,  Ann  Johnson  (daughter  of  son,  Cornelius), 
£200,   after  wife's   decease.      Daughter,    Mary   Voorhees,    (wife   of 


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Court  Voorhees),  my  large  cupboard,  a  bond  for  £100  held  against 
her  husband,  and  £200  after  wife's  decease.  Grandson,  William 
Johnson  (son  of  son,  William),  all  real;  but  if  he  dies  before  of  age, 
the  same  to  his  next  oldest  brother.  Remainder  to  be  sold,  with  in- 
come of  proceeds  to  wife  during  her  life;  after  her  decease  to  be 
divided  between  the  4  children,  i.e.,  Henry,  Cornelius,  Mary  Voor- 
hees and  William.  Executors — son,  Cornelius,  and  James  Voorhees. 
Witnesses — Luke  Smock,  John  Brown,  William  Dey.  Proved  Mar.  1, 
1794,  Lib.  34,  p.  514. 

1794,  Feb.  8.  Inventory,  £2,372.19.1;  made  by  John  Anderson 
and  Samuel  Potts.  File  8419-8426L. 

1791,  Dec.  15.  Johnson,  Nicholas,  of  Hopewell,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Rhodah  Johnson,  bed  and  curtains  which  were 
her  mother's;  also  £45.  Son,  Josiah,  £10.  Grandchildren,  Nathan, 
Vieterine  and  Rachel  Johnson,  each  10  shillings,  when  18.  Sons, 
Nicholas,  Enos  and  William,  residue  of  real  and  personal.  Executors 
— the  3  sons.  Witnesses — Henry  Mulford,  Elijah  Moore,  David 
Bowen.     Proved  Feb.  15,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  172;  File  1064F. 

1784,  June  17.  Johnson,  Sollis,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co., 
widow;  will  of.  Son,  Thomas  Johnson,  10  shillings.  Daughters, 
Sarah  Jobs,  Rhoda  Flitcraft,  Rebecca  Lippincott,  Anna  Baily,  and 
Sollis  Johnson,  each  5  shillings.  Daughter,  Mary  Johnson,  house 
on  Front  Street,  Philadelphia,  and  residue.  Executrix — daughter, 
Mary  Johnson.  Witnesses,  Israel  Barrass  and  Robert  Phares.  Proved 
June  8,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  370;  File  11452C. 

1794,  June  20.  Johnson,  William,  of  Knowlton  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  profits  of  real  and  personal  estate  during 
her  life.  Daughter,  Catharine,  her  board  at  house  of  her  brother, 
Abraham,  or  £10  a  year,  while  single;  should  she  marry,  an  equal 
share  with  the  other  married  children.  Son,  Abraham,  real  estate. 
Children,  Margaret,  John,  Anthony,  Sarah  and  Elizabeth,  personal 
property  to  be  divided  between  them.  Executors — son,  Anthony 
and  son-in-law,  Moses  Weaver.  Witnesses — Alexander  Brown,  Will- 
iam Cool,  Jr.,  Henry  Wintersteen.     Proved  Oct.  11,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  173. 

1794,  Oct.  10.  Inventory,  £1467.13.10;  made  by  John  Bebout 
and  James  Doddy.  File  600S. 

1792,  May  18.  Johnston,  Daniel,  of  Dover,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — John  Rogers.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Johnston;  both 
of  said  place.  Lib.  34,  p.  343. 

1792,  May  16.  Inventory,  £568.5.10  (real  and  personal)  ;  made 
by  John  Rogers  and  John  Jeffery.  File  6729-6732M. 

1791,  Aug.  6.  Johnston,  Joseph,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Michael  Johnston.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Forman;  both 
of  said   Co.      Witnesses — Euphamia   Clayton  and   Thos.   Henderson. 

Lib.  32,  p.  413. 

1791,  Aug.  5.  Inventory,  £280.0.3;  made  by  Samuel  Forman,  Jr., 
and  Alex.  Low.  File  65 15-65 18M. 

1788,  May  9.  Johnston,  Luke,  of  Dover  Twsp.,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.     Granddaughter,  Mary  Johnston   (daughter  of  son  Ezekiel), 


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1  large  pewter  basin  and  1  large  pewter  platter,  belonging  to  me 
and  my  first  wife,  Mary  Johnston,  and  marked  with  both  our  names. 
Eldest  son,  Ezekiel,  remainder  of  estate.  Witnesses — Adam  Wooley, 
Adam  Wooley,  Jr.,  Esther  Wooley.     Proved  Apr.  1,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  253. 

1793,  Jan.  8.  Inventory,  £89.14.1;  made  by  Samuel  Hewitt  and 
Edward  Patterson  Cook. 

1793,  Apr.  24.  Int.  (No  Executor  having  been  appointed  in 
will.)      Adm'r — Ezekiel  Johnston.  File  6899-6906M. 

1791,  Apr.  29.  Johnston,  Stephen,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
Simon  Van  Wickle  and  Evert  Van  Wickle.  Fellowbondsman — 
Thomas  Watson;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  466. 

1791,  Apr.  5.  Inventory,  £68.15.9;  made  by  Thomas  Watson  and 
Archibald  Gordon.  File  7799-7802L. 

1795,  Nov.  7.  Jonas,  Adolph,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Jonathan    Bloomfield.      Fellowbondsman — James    Coddington. 

Lib.  35,  p.  199;  File  8641-8642L. 

1795,  Mar.  21.  Jones,  Ann,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Hoffman.  Fellowbondsman — ^Joel  Miller,  of  Woodbury,  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  305. 

179'5,  Mar.  23.  Inventory,  £16.17.6;  made  by  Joel  Miller  and 
Thomas  Low.  File  1950H. 

1791,  Oct,  24.  Jones,  Benjamin,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burling' 
ton  Co.;  will  of.  To  William  Evesham's  4  children,  had  by  my 
daughter,  Lydia,  £20,  to  be  divided  between  them  when  of  age.  To 
Sarah  Morris,  20  shillings.  To  John  Shinn's  son,  Benjamin,  £5,  to 
be  held  by  his  mother  until  21.  Residue  of  estate  to  daughters, 
Sarah  and  Elizabeth.  Executor — ^brother,  Hezekiah  Jones.  Wit- 
nesses— Aquila  Shinn,  Joseph  Champion  and  Job  Jones.  Proved 
Dec.  16,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  163. 

1791,  Dec.  12.  Inventory,  £181.0.iy2;  made  by  Wm,  Atkinson 
and  George  West.  File  11390C. 

1792,  Mar.  24.  Jones,  Cornelius,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Jonna  Jones,  Samuel  Jones,  Cyrus  Jones  and  Enos  Lyon.  Fellow- 
bondsman—John  Munn;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  36. 

1792,  Mar.  26.  Inventory,  £104.9.4;  made  by  John  Munn  and 
Jonathan    Hedden.  File    4463-4464G,    7500-7509G. 

1790,  June  16.  Jones,  Edward,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Sarah 
Jones,  his  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Sandford,  of  Bergen 
Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  511;  File  7288-7289G. 

1791,  Feb.  22.  Jones,  Elihu  and  William,  of  Essex  Co.  Wards. 
Sons  of  Frederick  Jones,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  they  petition  that  David 
Littel  be  made  their  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — William  Ely,  Jr.; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  pp.  512,  513;  File  7290-7296G. 

1791,  Apr.  6.  Jones,  Elijah,  Jr.,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Said  ward,  son  of  Elijah  Jones,  dec'd,  of  said  Co.,  petitions  that 
Nathaniel  Temple,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  be  made  his  Guard- 


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ian.     Fellowbondsman — Ely  Moore,  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  378;  File  1564J. 

1791,    Sept.   7.      Jones,    Isaac,   of   Middlesex   Co.      Int.      Adm'r — 

Zekiel   Day.      Fellowbondsman — Corbet   Scudder;   both   of   said   Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  464;  File  7803-7804L. 

1791,  Oct.  2.  Jones,  Isaac,  Sr.,  of  Gloucester  Twsp.  and  Co.,  yeo- 
man; will  of.  Wife,  Lydia,  one  horse,  2  cows,  and  her  choice  of 
furniture  for  one  room.  Daughters,  Sarah  (wife  of  Daniel  Sharp), 
and  Lydia,  (wife  of  Isaac  Cox),  and  my  sons,  Isaac  and  James,  5 
shillings  each.  Daughter,  Ann  (wife  of  James  Lewis),  £5.  To  2 
younger  children  Joseph  and  Rebecca  Jones,  remainder  of  real  and 
personal  estate.  Executors — wife,  Lydia  Jones,  and  friend,  Samuel 
Kenard,  of  Haddonfield.  Witnesses — Joseph  H.  Fleming,  Mary 
Thackery,  Anne  Batt.     Proved  Nov.  25,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  201. 

1791,  Nov.  25.  Inventory,  £282.17.9,  made  by  Jacob  Jenings  and 
Adam  Batt.  File  1778H. 

1793,  Oct.  19.  Jones,  Isaac,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Jones.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Janney;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  48. 

1793,  Nov.  5.  Inventory,  £52.5.9;  made  by  John  Watson  and 
Josiah  Anderson.  File  11501C. 

1792,  Oct.  27.  Jones,  Joel,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Jennet  Jones.  Fellowbondsman — Luther  Jones,  1st. ;  both 
of  said  Co.     Witnesses — John  Carle  and  William  Turner. 

Lib.  34,  p.  151;  File  796N. 

1794,  Feb.  6.  Jones,  Nicholas,  of  Bergen  Co.;  will  of.  Mother, 
Mary  Jones,  to  be  maintained  during  her  life.  Wife,  Susannah,  pos- 
session of  real  and  personal  estate  while  my  widow.  Son,  James, 
real  estate  after  wife's  decease  or  marriage,  he  paying  my  2  daugh- 
ters, Jane  and  Elizabeth,  each  £100.  Personal  property  to  be  divided 
between  the  3  children  (at  present  under  age),  after  wife's  decease. 
Executors — Abraham  Ryerson,  Roelof  Jacobus  and  Henry  Mead. 
Witnesses — Henry  Roome,  Samuel  Jones,  Thomas  Milledge.  Proved 
Aug.  11,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  59. 

1794,  July  29.  Inventory,  £854.14.3;  including  3  negros;  made 
by  George  L.  Reyerson  and  Gerret  Van  Reypen.       File  2399-2403B. 

1790,  Apr.  25,  Jones,  Robert  Strettell,  of  Burlington  City  and 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Anne,  all  household  furniture,  plate  and  stock 
of  cattle  and  ^/4  of  proceeds  from  sale  of  real  and  personal  estate. 
Daughters,  Anne,  Catherine  and  Elizabeth,  each  Vi  of  residue. 
(Daughters  under  age.)  Executors — wife,  Anne,  and  friend,  Alex- 
ander Wilcox.     Proved  Apr.  20,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  351. 

1792,  Mar.  30.     Renunciation  by  Alexander  Wilcox.    File  11453C. 

1791,  Jan.  18.  Jones,  Sarah  and  Mary,  Middlesex  Co.  Wards. 
Daughters  of  Isaac  Jones,  of  Essex  Co.,  deceased.  Guardian — 
Nathaniel  Littell,  of  Essex  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Henry  Marsh  of 
Middlesex  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  467;  File  7827-7830L. 

1792,  Jan.  13.     Jones,  Thomas,  of  Gloucester  Co.     Int.     Adm'x 


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— Magdalen  Jones.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Derrickson;  both  of 

said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  442. 

1792,  Jan.   27.     Inventory,  £102.10.5;  made  by  Benjamin  Ford 

and  Thomas  Derrickson.  File  1819H. 

1794,  May  10.  Joslln,  Thomas,  of  Deerfield  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Priscilla,  use  and  profits  of  lands  until  grand- 
son, Joseph  T.  Joslin,  is  21;  also  Vs  of  movables,  and  %  of  lands 
while  widow.  Grandson,  Joseph  Thomas  Joslin,  home  plantation 
with  salt  marsh  in  Sayre's  Neck  (except  wife's  Vs),  when  21;  should 
he  die  before  21,  the  same  to  grandson,  Enos  Woodruff.  Grandson, 
William  Woodruff,  £8  (to  be  paid  to  his  father  John  Woodruff,  until 
of  age).  Grandson,  Enos  Woodruff  (son  of  John  Woodruff),  6 
acres  of  salt  marsh  in  Fairfield  Twsp.,  when  of  age.  Granddaughters, 
Lucy  Joslin  and  Elizabeth  Joslin,  each  £5,  when  18.  To  Elijah  Ben- 
net  (grandson  of  wife),  £5  (to  be  paid  to  James  Bennet,  his  father, 
until  of  age).  To  Rachel  Bennet,  £5  (to  be  paid  to  her  father  James 
Irfennet,  until  of  age).  Son,  David  Joslin,  10  shillings.  Residue 
to  be  divided  between  son,  David,  daughter,  Rachel  Joslin,  and  wife's 
daughter,  Sarah  Austin.  Executors — wife,  Priscilla,  and  William 
Garrison,  Esq.  Witnesses — Jacob  Joslin,  James  Bateman  and  Eph- 
raim  McGee.     Proved  June  14,  1794.  Lib.  3'5,  p.  168. 

1794,  June  9.  Inventory,  £281.11.6;  made  by  Abner  Smith  and 
Dan  Robinson.  File  1065F. 

1795,  May  26.  Justice,  Joseph,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.;  will 
of.  Brother,  John  Justice,  house  and  lot  in  Trenton,  during  his  life; 
then  to  his  son,  Maurice.  Sister,  Mary  Dunbar,  £100.  Residue  to 
brother,  John  Justice,  who  is  made  sole  Executor.  Witnesses — ^John 
Hodgkinson,  Jr.,  Looe  Baker  and  John  Allen.  Proved  June  — ,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  155;  File  1720J. 

1789,  July  25.  Keais,  William,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
farmer;  will  of.  Wife  [not  named].  To  daughter,  Alice  Keais,  all 
her  mother's  wearing  apparel  and  old  silver,  a  bed,  a  mahogany  chest 
of  drawers  and  table.  To  the  black  girl,  Judd,  £15.10.  Remainder 
of  estate  to  my  wife  and  my  other  children,  i.e.,  William,  Samuel 
and  Nathan.  Executors — the  wife,  if  she  choose,  otherwise  Ben- 
jamin Hotton.  Witnesses — Thomas  Reeves,  Jonathan  Brown,  David 
Brown,  Jr.     Proved  Mar.  9,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  200. 

1790,  Aug.  16.  Inventory,  £190.05.10,  made  by  Samuel  Ogden 
and  Jonathan  Brown.  File  1779H. 

1791,  Apr.  15.  Kearny,  Isabella,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.; 
relict  of  Philip  Kearny;  will  of.  Kinsman,  James  Kinsey,  of  the  City 
of  Burlington,  real  and  personal  in  trust;  thereafter  to  be  divided 
between  my  children.  Daughter,  Sarah  Skinner,  (wife  of  John  Skin- 
ner), 1/5.  Daughter,  Isabella  Rogers,  (wife  of  Henry  Rogers), 
1/5.  Daughter,  Joanna  Kearny,  1/5.  Son,  Francis  Kearny,  1/5. 
Children,  of  dec'd  son  Michael,  the  remaining  1/5  part  divided  be- 
tween them.  Executor — James  Kinsey.  Witnesses — John  J.  Faesch, 
Susan  Faesch,  John  Parker.     Proved  May  17,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  271. 

1792,  May  17.  Renunciation  by  James  Kinsey.  Adm'r — John 
Skinner.     Fellowbondsman — Ravaud  Kearny;  both  of  Middlesex  Co. 

File  8055-8060L. 
1791,  Feb.  3.     Kearny,  Michael,  of  City  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middle- 


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sex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  %  or  an  equal  share  in  whole  of 
estate  with  my  7  sons.  Sons,  John,  Philip,  Michael,  Robert,  James, 
Francis,  and  Lawrence  Kearny,  an  equal  share  of  the  other  Ys  of 
estate.  Executrix — wife,  Elizabeth  Kearny.  Witnesses — Sarah 
Skinner,  John  Skinner,  Revaud  Kearny.     Proved  July  8,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  449;  File  78r5-7820L, 

1795,  Sept.  28.  Keas  [Keais],  Sarah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Savil  Wilson.  Fellowbondsmen — Samuel  Folwell  and 
Jonathan  Harker;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  299. 

1795,  Oct.  7.  Inventory,  £63.19.8;  made  by  Jehu  Lord  and 
Jonathan  Harker.  File  195 IH. 

1793,  Oct.  23.  Keen,  Elias,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co., 
cordwainer.  Int.  Adm'x — Unity  Keen.  Fellowbondsman — George 
French;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  54. 

1793,  Oct.  10.  Inventory,  £258.13.9;  made  by  John  Warrington 
and  George  French.  File  11502C. 

1794,  May  31.  Keen,  Mounce,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold  (including  35  acres 
purchased  of  the  Executors  of  William  Estlack  and  tavern  and  lot 
in  Sweedsborough,  rented  to  Henry  Lowdenback).  To  the  Sweeds- 
borough  Church,  £20.  Son,  Nicholas,  %  of  monies.  Daughter,  Sarah 
Richman,  %.  Son,  Ananias,  Vz  of  the  remaining  Vs.  Grandchildren, 
Mounce  and  Sarah  Keen  (children  of  son  Ananias),  the  other  Vz  of 
remaining  Vs,  when  of  age.  Executors — friends,  Gideon  Denny  and 
Henry  Shute.  Witnesses — John  Vandyke,  Andrew  Cox  and  Samuel 
Gibson.     Proved  April  4,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  277. 

1794,  Oct.  17.  Inventory,  £368.18.2;  made  by  Joseph  Dickinson 
and  John  Smith.  File  1952H. 

1792,  Feb.  7,  Keen,  Thomas,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Priscilla  Keen.  Fellowbondsmen — Hance  Peterson,  and  Richard 
Townsend;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  464;  File  577E. 

1791,  Mar.  15.  Kellogr,  Reuben,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— William  Lowe.     Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Tullis;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  281. 

1791,  Feb.  18.  Inventory,  £6.11.0;  made  by  Jonathan  Sockwell 
and  William  Young.  File  1018F. 

1787,  Mar.  20.  Kelly,  James,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Deborah,  all  lands  and  movables  while  my  widow.  Eld- 
est son,  Samuel,  5  shillings.  Son,  Abraham,  5  shillings.  Son,  Enoch, 
house  I  now  live  in  and  2  acres  adjoining.  Son,  George,  1  acre  ad- 
joining Enoch's.  Son,  William,  1  acre  adjoining  George's.  Execu- 
tor— son,  Enoch  Kelly.  Witnesses — John  Williams,  Ephraim  Herriot, 
Jonathan  Allen.    Proved  Nov.  28,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  258. 

1792,  Nov.  24.  Inventory,  £11.10.6;  made  by  Ephraim  Herriot 
and  Stephen  Cutter.  File   8061-8064L. 

1794,  Mar.  18.  Kelly,  Jesse,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Malachi  Kelly,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the  Ward- 
ship of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  John  Hoffman.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Mark  Brown;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  83;  File  1897H. 


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1794,  Apr.  18.  Kelly,  Joseph,  of  Somerset  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Joseph  Kelly,  of  Morris  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  his  mother  (now  Mary  Thomson),  •Guardian  in  Soccage, 
and  having  real  and  personal  estate,  makes  choice  of  David  Kelly,  of 
said  Co.,  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Bolmer;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  449;  File  945R. 

1795,  June  16.  Kemble,  Esther,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Richard  French.  Fellowbondsman — Moses  Branson;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  299;  File  1953H. 

1765,  Nov.  30.  Kemble,  Peter,  of  Mount  Kemble,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  First  wife,  Gertruyd,  dec'd  Aug.  24,  1748,  daughter  of  Sam- 
uel Bayard  of  N.  Y.  City,  dec'd.  Samuel  Bayard  left  will,  dated 
Apr.  10,  1745,  wherein  he  left  his  daughter,  Gertruyd  a  house  and 
lot  in  City  of  New  Brunswick,  N.  J.,  bought  of  heirs  of  Garret  On- 
kleback,  formerly  belonging  to  Enoch  Vreelandt;  and  left  his  6  chil- 
dren, i.e.,  Stephen,  Gertruyd,  Nicholas,  Samuel,  Margaret  and  Ann, 
the  residue  of  real  and  personal  to  be  equally  divided  between  them. 
And  Ann  Bayard  of  N.  Y.  City,  (sister  of  wife,  Gertruyd),  left  will 
dated,  Aug.  17,  1746,  and  named  her  brothers  and  sisters  (as 
above),  and  cousins  Nicholas  Van  Dam  and  Margaret  Van  Dam,  as 
her  beneficiaries  in  equal  shares.  And  whereas,  Peter  Kemble  (the 
testator),  then  merchant  of  City  of  New  Brunswick,  and  his  wife, 
Gertruyd,  made  a  lease,  dated  Nov.  24,  and  a  release,  Nov.  25,  1746, 
to  Andrew  Brown,  merchant,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.,  con- 
ceiving the  property  and  interest  left  Gertruyd  Kemble  by  the  wills 
of  her  father  and  sister;  the  same  being  a  deed  in  trust,  but  not 
properly  executed,  the  testator  claims  his  rights  to  his  deceased 
wife's  interest  in  both  said  estates,  as  yet  unsettled.  To  eldest  son, 
Samuel,  Va  part  of  said  interest,  and  the  other  %  parts  in  equal 
shares  to  Samuel's  own  brothers  and  sisters,  i.e.,  Richard,  Margaret, 
Peter,  Stephen,  Judith  and  William.  Present  wife,  Elizabeth  to  have 
£500;  the  negro  woman,  Violet,  my  picture,  bed  and  bedding,  6  sil- 
ver table  spoons  with  my  crest  and  2  silver  candlesticks,  her  mother's 
and  great-grandmother's  pictures,  and  great-grandfather's  picture  in 
miniature,  14  pictures  in  best  bed  chamber,  a  chest  of  drawers, 
table,  china,  7  new  chairs,  3  carpets,  and  a  looking  glass,  and  all 
books  my  cousin  Dui'kam  left  me.  Eldest  son,  Samuel,  £10;  also 
house  and  lot  in  City  of  New  Brunswick,  whereon  he  now  dwells; 
also  a  black  ebony  cabinet,  and  small  one  with  china  ware,  my 
father's  picture,  his  own  and  his  grandfather.  Bayard's  picture,  6 
silver  table  spoons  with  my  crest,  a  silvei'  tankard  marked  G.  B.  and 
12  silver  salts  marked  S.  M.  B.;  also  the  clock,  ten  red  leather  chairs 
and  the  bed  stead  and  cuitains,  (all,  except  silver,  in  my  house  in 
Brunswick) ;  also  1  gold  mourning  ring  dated  1722,  and  1  pair  of 
hand  irons,  fire  shovel  and  tongs,  a  looking  glass,  table  and  stand 
(in  country  house  at  Brunswick);  also  negro  man  named  Dick.  Son, 
Richard,  plantation  whereon  he  now  dwells,  (home  lot  No.  4,  called 
Mount  Kemble,  of  320  acres),  for  which  he  is  to  pay  £300;  also 
negro  man  named,  London,  my  silver  pint  mug  engraved  with  his 
mother's  and  my  coat  of  arms,  a  silver  tankard  with  Bayard  arms, 
and  1  silver  tobacco  box  marked  S.  B.  Daughter,  Margaret  Gage, 
plantation  in  the  manor  of  Courtland,  called  No.  16  in  west  range 
of  lot  No.  3,  and  the  mulatto  wench.  Den;  also  a  silver  tankard  with 
Bayard  crest,  2  large  silver  candlesticks,  1  silver  snuffers  with  same 
crest,  6  silver  table  spoons  marked  G.  B.,  2  silver  salts  marked  G.  B. 


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and  1  silver  tea  tongs  and  silver  skimmer  marked  G.  B.;  also  her 
mother's  gold  watch  and  seal  and  other  trinklets,  1  gold  ring  with  7 
diamonds,  1  pair  of  diamond  ear  rings,  1  large  pier  glass  (m  New 
Brunswick),  1  pair  of  sconces,  bed,  etc,  in  my  bed  room,  her  grand- 
mother Bayard's  picture,  a  japaned  tea  table  and  1  tortoishell  snuff 
box  marked  N.  B.  Son,  Peter,  plantation  in  Morristown  (known  as 
No.  1)  now  in  occupation  of  Uric  Baccover;  also  my  negro  man, 
Robbin,  and  his  wife,  Bett;  also  1  silver  dish  with  Bayard  coat  of 
arms,  2  French  plate  candlesticks,  1  silver  candlestick,  and  1  plain 
gold  ring  dated  1709,  3  landscapes  in  parlour  at  Brunswick  and  6 
prints.  Son,  Stephen,  plantation  in  the  manor  of  Courtlandt  (No. 
5  in  west  range  of  lot  No.  5)  leased  to  John  Smith;  also  1  silver 
salver  marked  M.  V.  C,  1  silver  pepper  box,  1  silver  tumbler,  1  large 
silver  soup  spoon  marked  G.  B.,  1  black  framed  looking  glass,  and 
3  large  India  pictures.  Daughter,  Judith  McCall,  plantation  in 
Greenwich,  Sussex  Co.,  bought  of  Josiah  Prickett,  now  leased  to 
Michael  Dunn;  also  negro  woman,  Phillis  and  her  daughter,  Jane;  4 
silver  table  spoons  marked  G.  B.,  6  silver  tea  spoons  with  forks  at 
the  ends  marked  M.V.C.,  1  gold  ring  with  5  diamonds,  one  with  1 
diamond  and  1  with  a  cypher  set  in  ciystal,  1  pearl  necklace,  1  gold 
thimble,  1  gold  bodkin,  1  pair  of  diamond  ear  rings  and  1  large 
looking  glass.  Son,  William,  plantation  in  Morristown  (lot  No.  5), 
and  negro  man,  Mingo;  also  1  silver  salver  and  silver  coffee  pot 
marked  G.  B.,  1  small  silver  pottinger,  and  1  plain  gold  ring  dated 
1723,  1  pair  of  hand  irons,  fire  shovel  and  tongs,  a  looking  glass  and 
picture.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  plantation  in  Morristown  (lot  No.  6) 
lately  occupied  by  Alexander  Ralston  (213  acres) ;  also  negro 
woman.  Eve,  and  her  daughter,  Susan;  also  1  small  gold  medal  of 
St.  George  and  the  Dragon,  1  silver  candle  stick  with  a  handle,  1  sil- 
ver sauce  pan,  3  silver  table  spoons  marked  F.  D.,  1  silver  tea  tongs 
marked  H.,  1  silver  strainer,  1  small  silver  bell,  1  gold  locket,  2  silver 
sauce  boats,  1  tortoishell  snuff  box,  1  silver  knife  and  fork,  and  a 
bed  and  bedstead,  and  a  colt  commonly  called  hers.  Son,  Robert, 
plantation  in  Morristown  (No.  2)  occupied  by  Mary  Baccover,  widow 
of  Pieter  Baccover;  also  negro  man,  Adam;  my  silver  buckles,  gold 
sleeve  buttons  and  wearing  apparel.  Daughter,  Ann,  plantation  in 
Morristown  (No.  3)  of  206  acres;  also  my  spinnet,  1  mahogany  tea 
table,  2  hand  bards,  4  prints,  1  bed  complete  and  a  silver  box  con- 
taining 22  counters;  also  negro  girl,  Hester.  Libary  of  books  to 
be  sold  at  private  auction  to  children.  Son,  Samuel;  also  a  spinnet, 
a  chest  of  drawers  at  New  Brunswick  house,  and  china  he  now  has. 
Son,  Robert,  my  manuscripts,  magazine  pamphlets,  and  loose  papei's. 
Son,  Richard,  manuscript  book  on  Agriculture,  and  china  that  was 
his  mother's.  Residue  of  estate  (real  and  personal)  divided  in  10 
equal  parts;  children,  Samuel,  Richard,  Margaret,  Peter,  Stephen, 
Judith,  William,  Elizabeth,  Robert  and  Ann,  each  1/10  part.  Chil- 
dren by  second  venture,  i.e.,  Elizabeth,  Robert  and  Ann,  under  age; 
Charles  Read,  Esq.,  and  Col.  William  Skinner  to  be  their  Guardians. 
Executors  to  have  £10  each.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  Charles 
Reed,  Esq.,  of  Burlington,  and  Col.  William  Skinner,  late  of  Amboy, 
now  in  England.  Witnesses — Stephen  Conkling,  George  Rockover, 
William  Conkling. 

1767,  May  20.  Codicil.  Son,  Samuel,  under  date  of  Mar.  12, 
1767,  conveyed  to  me  his  right  and  interest  in  his  mother's  estate. 
Witnesses — the  same. 

1773,  Aug.  3.    Codicil.    Son,  Samuel,  to  pay  £450  for  house  and 


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lot  bequeathed  him  in  New  Brunswick,  and  to  be  discharged  of  a 
book  debt  (entered  22nd  May,  1754)  for  £500;  also  to  be  discharged 
of  £618.5.1%  balance  due  me.  Estate  depreciated  by  bad  manage- 
ment. Should  son,  Richard,  make  further  demands  for  any  sum  or 
sums  of  money,  the  farm  No.  4  bequeathed  him  to  be  sold,  and  the 
value  equally  divided  between  all  my  children.  Witnesses — the  same. 

1775,  Jan.  2.  Codicil.  Son,  Sam.uel,  having  made  2  payments  on 
account  they  are  to  be  subtracted  from  the  £450;  balance  remain- 
ing being  £259.12.2.  Witnesses — Stephen  Conkling,  Uzal  Tomkins, 
Stephen  Conkling,  Jr. 

1780,  Nov.  10.  Codicil.  Son,  Richard,  not  to  be  required  to  pay 
£300  for  plantation  bequeathed  him.  Son,  Samuel,  my  coat  of  arms 
in  frame  and  representation  of  Isis  and  Osiris,  and  a  screen  on 
which  is  represented  the  Globe;  all  in  house  in  country.  Former 
Executors  being  deceased,  Executors  to  be  wife,  and  Richard  Kem- 
ble.     Witnesses — Stephen  Conkling,  Isaac  Conkling,  John  Conkling. 

178'5,  Aug.  15.  Codicil.  Farm  at  Greenwich  (Sussex  Co.)  be- 
queathed to  daughter,  Judith,  being  sold  to  Thomas  Peterson  (per 
agreement)  for  £253.10;  that  sum  is  to  be  paid  to  daughter,  Judith. 
Son,  Stephen,  to  have  negro,  Bett.  Son,  Peter,  negro,  Jo.  Son, 
Robert,  negro,  Cato.  Son,  Samuel,  having  paid  balance  he  owed  is 
absolved  from  any  further  payment  for  land  bequeathed  him.  Son, 
Peter,  to  have  the  Vs  interest  in  the  undivided  estate  of  Courtland 
&  Bayard,  formerly  bequeathed  son,  Samuel;  and  son,  Peter,  to  be 
one  of  the  Executors.  Witnesses — Stephen  Conkling,  George  Bock- 
oven,  Isaace  Conkling.     Proved  July  7,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  117  to  144. 

1792,  July  7.  Inventory,  £2,002.15.5,  made  by  George  Bockoven 
and  Stephen  Conkling.  File  792N. 

1794,  Oct.  25.  Kendall,  Stephen,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  profits  of  real  and  personal  until  children 
are  of  age,  then  %ths  while  widow.  Daughter,  Rebecca,  75  acres 
of  land  and  swamp  adjoining  lands  of  Samuel  Fisler.  Son,  John, 
remainder  of  lands,  known  as  the  Mill  tract.  Youngest  daughters, 
Margaret  and  Hannah,  land  adjoining  lands  of  George  Kendall;  also 
residue  of  personal  divided  between  them  when  of  age.  Executors — 
John  Murphy,  Ruse  Kendall  and  John  Early.  Witnesses — Vincent 
Roberts,  Azariah  Given  and  Diadama  Kendall.  Proved  June  24, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  269. 

1794,  Nov.  10.  Inventory,  £134.12.2;  made  by  James  Dickinson 
and  William  Dickeson.  File  1954H. 

1786,  Jan.  10.  Kent,  Erasmus,  of  Alloways  Creek  Twsp.,  Salem 
Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Wife,  Eleanor,  to  have  profits  of  the  planta- 
tion to  bring  up  the  children.  My  lands  to  be  divided  between  my 
4  sons,  Edmund,  Davis,  Erasmus  and  Isaac.  Personal  estate  to  be 
divided  between  my  wife  and  3  daughters,  Elizabeth,  Eleanor  and 
Sofia.  My  wife  is  pregnant;  if  the  child  be  a  son,  he  is  to  have  a 
share  of  the  land  and,  if  a  daughter,  she  is  to  have  a  share  of  my 
personal  esate.  Executors — wife,  Eleanor,  and  Samuel  Stewart,  of 
Salem.  Witnesses — George  Warner,  Phebe  Warner  and  John  Kam- 
ster.     Proved  Aug.  12,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  248;  File  1844L 

1793,  May  1.  Kent,  Jacob,  of  Hardyston,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Elizabeth  Kent,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — ^Noadiah  Wade; 
both  of  same  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  342. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS~1791-1795  213 

1793,  Apr.  30.  Inventory,  £42.7.9;  made  by  Noadiah  Wade  and 
Noah  Hammond.  File  564S. 

1791,  Dec.  Kershow,  Abraham,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Peter  Stryker  and  Cornelius  Kershaw.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham 
Van  Arsdalen;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  7. 

1791,  Nov.  22.  Inventory,  £206.13.8;  made  by  Jacob  Van  Arsdalen 
and  Stephen  Terhume,  Jr.  File  882R. 

1794,  May  21.  Kerwood,  William,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Richard  Kerwood,  late  of  Bucks  Co.,  Penn.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  be- 
ing out  of  the  Wardship  of  his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice 
of  Joseph  Kirkbride,  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Dough- 
erty; both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  480;  File  11549C. 

1795,  June  1.  Ketcham,  Daniel,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Martha  Ketcham  (widow)  and  George  Backster.  Fellow- 
bondsman— William  Mott;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  132. 

179'5,  May  28.  Inventory,  £134.6.;  made  by  Jesse  Dennis  and 
Abram  Cowssen.  File  635S. 

1790,  Sept.  11.  Ketchem,  Hannah,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Daniel,  5  shillings.  To  all  my  daughters,  Mary,  Eliza- 
beth, Sarah,  Ruth,  Esther,  Hannah  and  Rachel,  the  land  beginning 
at  a  plum  tree  25  yards  easterly  from  the  house  to  Pasagunacke 
Brook.  To  my  youngest  daughter,  Rachel,  remainder  of  my  lands; 
she  paying  my  just  debts.  Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Stout,  my  bed. 
Executors — sons-in-law,  John  Johnson  and  David  Covenhoven.  Wit- 
nesses— Samuel  Hayes,  James  Johnson,  Anne  Johnson.  Proved  Apr. 
7,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  386;  File  6519-6520M. 

1795,  Feb.  18.  Ketroch  pKittera],  John  Lodewick,  of  Sussex  Co. 
Ward.  Son  of  Lodewick  Kitterah,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  being  under  14 
years.  Baltis  Titman  and  Jacob  Swisher,  having  respectively  applied 
to  the  Court  to  be  appointed  Guardian  of  said  ward.  Guardian — 
Baltis  Titman,  of  Knowlton,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Frederick 
Snover,  of  Hardwick,  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  136. 

1803,  April  30.  Said  ward  by  his  petition  makes  choice  of  George 
Titman,  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — ^Jacob  Titman;  both  of  said 
Co.     [See  also.  Lib.  37,  p.  511;  File  801S.]  File  660S. 

1792,  June  18.  Key,  Hannah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  John  Key,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  On  petition  of  Thomas  Key, 
William  Key,  Samuel  Beckett  and  Hannah,  his  wife;  that  Guardian 
be  appointed;  said  ward  being  under  14.  Guardian — Benjamin 
Ford.     Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Wilkins;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  446;  File  1820H. 
1800,  Mar.  3.  Said  ward,  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  her  Guard- 
ian in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  John  Thomas,  as  her  Guardian.   Fel- 
lowbondsman— Nicholas  Justice;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  39,  p.  86;  File  2292H. 

1791,  Oct.  4.  Kiker,  Tobias,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Elizabeth  Kiker.  Fellowbondsman — Ashur  Corlis;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  413. 

1791,  June  9.  Inventory,  £114.01.2,  made  by  Ashur  Corlis  and 
John  Hance.  File  6521-6524M. 


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1793,  Jan.  13.  Kille,  John,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  6  beds,  2  chests  of  drawers,  2  looking  glasses, 
1  desk,  1  clock,  1  buffet,  2  dining  tables,  18  chairs,  2  shovels  and 
tongs,  2  pair  of  hand  irons;  all  china  and  French  ware;  all  drinking 
glasses  and  decanter,  table  linen,  and  my  watch  and  spectacles;  also 
riding  wagon  with  harnesses,  2  black  horses,  2  cows,  3  carpets,  all 
silver  plate  and  £50  cash;  also  an  annuity  of  £200  a  year;  or,  £100 
a  year  during  her  life  and  the  place  on  which  I  now  live  until  son, 
John,  is  21,  then  to  make  her  home  with  son  John  in  mansion  house 
on  said  place.  Eldest  son,  Samuel,  plantation  on  Delaware  River 
beginning  at  Birch  Creek  and  running  down  the  river  to  Isaac 
Hughe's  line,  now  occupied  by  Josiah  Chester  and  Isaac  Brassonton, 
during  his  life;  the  same  being  entailed  to  him  and  his  heirs,  and  in 
case  he  attempts  to  divest  himself  of  his  freehold  the  remainder  of 
said  lands  to  pass  in  succession  to  2nd  son,  Thomas,  then  to  3rd  son, 
John,  with  same  provisions,  and  in  like  manner  to  4th  son,  Joseph; 
then  to  my  daughter,  Bathsheba,  then  in  turn  to  my  daughters, 
Mary  Kille,  Charlotte  and  Nancy  Kille;  all  with  same  condition  of 
entailment.  Eldest  son,  Samuel,  hi  part  of  Oldman's  Creek  Island; 
also  a  plantation  at  lower  end  of  Marcus  Hook  in  Chester  Co., 
Penna.,  bought  of  William  Chransten,  and  10  acres  of  cedar  swamp 
bought  of  William  Kille  near  Larner's  barn.  Second  son,  Thomas, 
plantation  on  which  Joseph  Munyon  lives,  and  70  acres  of  farm 
which  Restore  Carter  now  occupies,  with  20  acres  of  meadow  and 
30  acres  of  woodland  at  upper  side  of  Causeway  (in  possession  of 
said  Carter),  bought  of  Constantine  Wilkins;  also  house  and  lot  at 
the  lower  bridge  on  Raccoon  Creek,  now  in  possession  of  Thomas 
Garrins;  the  same  being  entailed  to  him  during  life,  then  to  my  other 
children.  Said  son,  Thomas,  hi  of  Oldman's  Creek  Island;  also  Va 
of  meadow  and  Vs  of  upland,  (part  of  Buckshuttem  Tract,  bought 
of  Ann  Curmack,  and  her  son,  Peter),  at  Morris  [Maurice]  River, 
Cumberland  Co.  (the  Vs  part  to  be  taken  off  next  to  William  Bowers, 
now  in  possession  of  William  Shickle  and  Peter  Drummond) ;  also  10 
acres  of  cedar  swamp  bought  of  Constantine  Wilkins  in  Raccoon 
Cedar  Swamp,  adjoining  swamp  of  Mifflin  and  Wilkins.  Third  son, 
John,  home  plantation  on  Delaware  River  (beginning  at  place  bought 
of  William  Boon  and  his  mother  to  Birch  Creek),  being  plantation 
bought  of  James  and  John  Knowles,  (the  same  being  entailed  in 
like  manner  as  certain  property  to  other  sons).  Said  son,  John,  a 
small  island  in  the  Delaware,  (of  40  acres),  nearly  opposite  upper 
end  of  home  plantation,  10  acres  of  cedar  swamp  bought  of  James 
and  John  Knowles  and  hi  part  of  Oldman's  Creek  Island;  also,  57 
acres  of  meadow  on  Maurice  River,  bought  of  Clarence  Parvin  and 
%  part  of  a  double  saw  mill  on  Buckshuttem  Creek  in  Cumberland 
Co.  with  hi  part  of  land  about  the  mill,  (Anna  Curmack,  holds  hi 
part  and  William  Bowers,  holds  the  other  2/4  parts,  of  said  land 
and  mill),  and  7  acres  of  cedar  swamp  on  Buckshuttem  Creek  at 
Morris  River;  also  10  acres  of  woodland  (out  of  the  70  acres  in  pos- 
session of  Restore  Carter,  before  mentioned).  Son,  Joseph,  planta- 
tion now  in  passession  of  my  brother,  William  Kille,  on  lower  side 
of  Raccoon  Creek,  down  the  Delaware  to  John  Horn's  land  and  up 
his  line  to  my  land  rented  to  Joseph  Munyon,  thence  to  Samuel  Ton- 
kin's line  to  Raccoon  Creek  (100  aci*es) ;  also  tract  adjoining  my 
homestead  called  Morton's  place,  bought  of  William  Boon  and  his 
mother,  (100  acres),  and  10  acres  of  woodland,  (part  of  the  70 
acres  in  possession  of  Restore  Carter) ;  the  same  during  his  life  be- 
ing entailed  as  to  successive  possession  in  same  manner  as  land  to 


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other  sons.  Son,  Joseph,  V4,  part  of  Oldman's  Creek  Island;  also 
plantation  on  easterly  side  of  Morris  River,  [Cumberland  Co.],  now 
in  possession  of  Samuel  Hammitt  and  bought  of  William  Conner; 
also  cedar  swamp  in  Thoroug-hfair  Neck,  New  Castle  Co.,  Penn., 
bought  of  Knowles  and  Mifflin  (73  acres),  and  2  lots  in  Wilmington, 
New  Castle  Co.,  bought  of  Isaac  Bassett  and  once  owned  by  old 
Judge  Bassett.  Eldest  daughter,  Bathsheba,  56  acres  of  meadow  on 
Oldman's  Creek,  on  road  to  Batten  Town;  (the  same  being  entailed 
in  same  manner  as  certain  lands  to  sons) ;  also  £500.  Daughter, 
Mary,  remaining  part  of  meadows  and  land  called  Morton's  Place, 
except  that  devised  to  son,  Joseph,  and  daughter,  Charlotte,  (the 
same  being  entailed) ;  also  6  acres  of  meadow  and  cedar  swamp  ad- 
joining land  of  Robert  Brown,  Esq.,  and  Coonrod  Shoemaker,  bought 
of  Lawrence  Strang;  also  %  of  land  and  meadows  at  Morris  River 
on  the  Buckshuttem  Tract,  [Cumberland  Co.];  also  10  acres  of  wood- 
land at  head  of  Carter's  place  (said  Co.);  also  8  acres  of  cedar 
swamp  at  Morris  River,  and  £300,  when  18.  Daughter,  Charlotte,  30 
acres  of  meadow  on  the  Morton  place,  with  30  acres  of  land  or  cram- 
berry  moss  adjoining,  bought  of  Andrew  Strang,  and  50  acres  of 
upland  on  Birch  Creek  bought  of  Thomas  Rache  (20  acres);  all  be- 
ing entailed  the  same  as  to  my  other  children) ;  also  8  acres  of  cedar 
swamp  north  of  Raccoon  Creek  bought  of  Thomas  Rache,  and  28% 
acres  bought  at  Sheriff's  sale  as  property  of  Thomas  James,  dec'd, 
adjoining  William  Conner's  land  and  the  Salem  Road,  together  with 
the  remaining  Vz  of  the  Buckshuttem  Tract  at  Morris  River;  also 
£500,  when  18.  Daughter,  Nancy,  plantation  on  Salem  Creek, 
Mannington  Twsp.,  Salem  Co.,  bought  of  Andrew  Peterson  (150 
acres),  and  15  acres  adjoining  bought  of  John  Beasley;  also  100 
acres  of  meadow  on  Salem  Creek  and  adjoining  Mill  Creek  below 
Redstreak's  Island  above  Finn's  Point,  bought  at  sale  of  the  Coroners 
of  Salem  Co.,  (of  whom  Edward  Siddens  and  William  Wallice,  were 
two),  as  the  property  of  Whitten  Cripps,  Esq.,  then  Sheriff  of  Salem 
Co.,  (the  said  tracts  of  land  being  entailed  the  same  as  to  the  other 
children) ;  also  7  lots  of  ground  at  Oldman's  Creek,  lower  Bridge, 
(3  of  5  acres  and  4  of  2%  acres  each),  bought  of  Jacob  Wright 
at  vendue  (2  acres  of  which  were  leased  to  Robert  Kitts  forever  at 
£3  a  year  rental) ;  also  a  4  acre  lot  near  Woodstown,  Salem  Co., 
bought  of  Jonathan  White;  also  plantation  of  125  acres  on  lower 
side  of  Alloway's  Creek  (being  part  of  Pledger's  old  place)  bought 
of  John  Beasley,  together  with  bond  and  mortgage  against  said  John 
Beasley,  or  a  sum  of  money  equal  to  said  bond  and  mortgage,  (if 
the  conditions  thereof  are  not  satisfied),  with  interest  thereon;  also 
£300,  when  she  is  18.  Should  any  one  of  daughters  die  before  18, 
her  respective  bequests  to  be  divided;  i.e.,  the  sons,  each  2  shares, 
and  the  surviving  daughters  each  1  share.  Brother,  William  Kille, 
plantation  he  now  rents  of  me  at  £15  yearly,  rent  free  during  his 
life;  also  £50.  To  John  Kille  Drummond,  £100,  when  of  age.  To 
John  Kille  Cowperthwaite,  £100,  when  of  age.  To  Samuel  Ham- 
mitt, at  Morris  River,  £100.  Land  in  Sweedsborough,  Woolwich 
Twsp.,  bought  at  Sheriff's  sale  in  partnership  with  Robert  Brown, 
as  property  of  William  James  (at  present  in  dispute  with  James 
James  in  the  Court  of  Chancery  as  to  its  title),  Vs  of  lower  end  of 
Raccoon  Island  now  in  possession  of  John  Jessup,  and  200  acres  in 
Repaupa  on  Repaupa  Creek  and  the  Delaware  from  the  Delaware 
to  the  line  of  the  Wilderness,  as  it  is  called,  bought  of  Abraham 
Hullings,  (being  part  of  Penn's  Survey) ;  all  to  be  sold  when  my 
title  to  these  tracts  has  been  clearly  defined  and  established.    Chil- 


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dren,  Vi  of  residue  of  personal  for  silver  plate,  the  other  %  to  be 
divided  between  them;  the  sons  2  shares  each,  and  daughters  1  share 
each.  Executors — friends,  Robert  Brown,  Esq.,  Matthew  Gill;  wife, 
Mary,  and  eldest  son,  Samuel  Kille.  Witnesses  Amos  Pearce,  John 
Kille  and  Isaac  Glover. 

1793,  Jan.  13.  Codicil.  Wife,  Mary,  additional  privileges  of 
mansion  house  and  garden;  also,  £100  a  year  until  son,  John,  comes 
of  age,  then  £200  a  year,  if  she  elects  to  remain  in  mansion  house; 
also,  an  equal  share  with  sons  in  residue,  both  in  plate  and  the  other 
%  of  personal.     Witnesses — the  same. 

1793,  Sept.  5.  Codicil.  Children  to  be  well  educated.  Each  child 
his  or  her  respective  bequest  and  legacy  when  of  age,  but  the  ac- 
cumulative interest  on  said  legacies  not  to  be  divided  until  youngest 
son  comes  of  age;  the  rents  and  profits  of  estate  being  included  in 
said  division  of  residuary  estate.  Witnesses — William  Finley,  Ben- 
jamin and  Joseph  Adams.     Proved  Dec.  30,  1793.     Lib.  33,  p.  55. 

1793,  Dec.  8,  Inventory,  £5,272.7.5%,  including  bonds,  notes  and 
book  debts  of  £3,785.10,1%,  and  goods  taken  by  the  widow, 
£294.6.4;  made  by  William  White  and  John  Smith.  File  1862H. 

1793,  Nov.  18.  Kille,*  William,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Abner  Kille.     Fellowbondsman — John  Smith;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  102. 

1793,  Nov.  16.  Inventory,  £246.5.;  made  by  Matheu  Gill  and 
John  Smith.  File  1863H. 

*[This  is  indexed  under  "Kelle."] 

1795,  Jan.  21.  Kimbel,  Joshua,  of  Hardystown,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Mary  Kimbel  and  John  Kimbel.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel 
Kimbel;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  131. 

1795,  Feb.  12.  Inventory,  £34.18.;  made  by  John  Buckley  and 
James  Rebelee.  File  634S. 

1792,  Feb.  14.  Kimble,  Samuel,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Richard  Cox.     Fellowbondsman — ^John  Ross;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  406. 

1792,  May  11.  Inventory,  £56.13.9;  made  by  William  Atkinson 
and  Moses  Kempton.  File  11454C. 

1791,  July  15.  Kimmins,  William,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.  Ward.  Son  of  William  Kimmins,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  he 
makes  choice  of  Jonathan  Copperthwaite  as  his  Guardian.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Enoch  Everinghan;  both  of  said  Twsp.  and  Co.  Witness 
— ^James  Kinsey,  Jr.  Lib.  32,  p.  415;  File  6529-6532M. 

1793,  Feb.  22.  Kimsey,  Nathan,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Elizabeth  Kinsey.     Fellowbondsman — Moses  Cox;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  98. 

1793,  Feb.  20.     Inventory,  £61.2.8%;  made  by  John  Wilkins  and 

John  Stephens.  File  1865H. 

1793,  June  10.  King,  David,  of  Bridgewater,  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Philip  Melick,  of  said  place.  Fellowbondsman — George 
King,  of  Bedminster,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  275. 

1793,  June  22.  Inventory,  £602.18.4;  made  by  Jacob  Vosseller 
and  John  King.  File  919R. 


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1794,  Apr.  2.  King,  Elts  [Alice],  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Nathan  King,  of  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Edward  Moore,  of  Mid- 
dlesex Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  392. 

1794,  Mar.  31.  Inventory  of  the  goods  of  Alice  King,  dec'd, 
£195.2.9;  made  by  Edward  Moore  and  Cowperthwaite  Copland. 

File  8002-8007G. 

1794,  Feb.  6.  King,  Joseph,  of  Roxbury,  Morris  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Rhoda,  residue  of  real  at  home  and  personal.  The  6  children, 
i.e..  Prudence,  Constant  Rufus,  Catherine,  George,  Julia  and  Charles, 
lands  near  the  waters  of  the  Homochitto,  near  the  Mississippi  River; 
also  accounts  lodged  in  the  Comptroller's  Office  of  the  United  States, 
against  the  United  States  Government;  said  real  and  accounts  to  be 
equally  divided  between  them.  Executrix — wife,  Rhoda.  Witnesses 
— Nathaniel  Terrey,  C.  Victor  King,  Mary  Drake.  Proved  Dec.  2, 
1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  153. 

1794,  Dec.  3.  Adm'r — Daniel  Pierson,  (Rhoda  King  the  widow 
having  failed  to  qualify  as  Executrix).  Fellowbondsman — Henry 
King;  both  of  said  Co.  File  854N. 

1795,  Mar.  7.  King,  Luke,  of  Bridgewater,  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Mary  King.  Fellowbondsman — John  King,  both  of  said 
place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  540;  File  978R. 

1791,  Feb.  1.  King,  Markes,  of  Bernardstown,  Somerset  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  2  milch  cows,  1  riding  horse,  all  household  fur- 
niture and  use  of  Vs  of  plantation.  Sons  David  and  John,  an  equal 
division  of  all  lands,  including  place  whereon  son  David  now  lives 
and  homestead  plantation.  Eldest  daughter,  Katherine,  wife  of  Sam- 
uel Alwood,  £50.  Executors — sons,  David  and  John.  Witnesses — 
Andrew  Bird,  John  Maxfield,  Daniel  Castner,  Sr. 

1791,  July  18.  Codicil.  Grandson,  John  Hogg,  son  of  James 
Hogg,  £30,  when  21.  Witnesses — Daniel  Castner,  Sr.  and  David 
King,  Sr.     Proved  Nov.  25,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  260. 

1793,  Nov.  18.  Inventory,  £311.18.7;  made  by  David  Kelly  and 
John  Toan.  File  920R. 

1792,  May  12.  King,  William,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Joseph,  all  real;  he  paying  debts.  Daughter, 
Mercy  Potts,  bond  of  £40  due  from  my  grandson  Joseph  Potts;  also 
£30  and  she  to  live  with  son,  Joseph,  while  a  widow.  Granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah  Potts,  1  bed.  Grandson,  William  Potts,  1  horse  and  my 
saddle  and  bridle.  Daughters,  Mercy  Potts  and  Amy  Stockton,  resi- 
due of  personal.  Executors — son  Joseph,  and  son-in-law,  John  Stock- 
ton. Witnesses — Jeremiah  King,  Jacob  Lupp,  William  Lair,  Robert 
Emley.     Proved  Aug.  6,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  290. 

1793,  Aug.  5.  Inventory,  £219.11.5;  made  by  Robert  Emley  and 
Jeremiah  King.  File  1638 J. 

1794,  Nov.  5.  Kinney,  Simon,  of  Somerset  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Jacobus  Kinney,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  his  mother,  Sarah  Kinney,  Guardian  in  Soccage;  makes 
choice  of  Peter  Kinney  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Peter 
Wykoff;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  449;  File  946R. 

1793,  Mar.  1.     Kinney,  Thomas,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will 


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of.  Sons,  John,  Jabez  and  Abraham  Kinney,  all  real  and  personal 
divided  between  them;  each  son  to  pay  Mrs.  Comfort  Merrill,  £5, 
for  her  faithful  attendance.  Executors — the  3  sons.  Witnesses — 
Robert  Kelso,  Jonathan  Hathaway,  Jr.,  Comfort  Concking.  Proved 
Apr.  15,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  328;  File  824N. 

1794,  June  28.  Kirby,  Richard,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Judith,  rent  from  place  where  George  Bavis  [Bevis] 
lives  until  his  time  out,  and  use  of  home  place  for  10  years;  also  all 
movable  estate,  making  payments  of  £50  each  to  son  Israel,  daugh- 
ter Ann,  and  the  unborn  child  wife  is  expecting.  Son,  Asa,  planta- 
tion whereon  George  Bavis  now  lives  after  his  time  expires;  he  pay- 
ing grandson,  Samuel  Kirby,  £100,  when  21.  Son,  Samuel,  home 
plantation,  after  10  years;  he  paying  granddaughter,  Marcy  Kirby, 
£50,  when  18.  Son,  Amos,  plantation  whereon  he  now  lives;  he  pay- 
ing grandson,  Benjamin  Kirby,  £100,  when  21.  Executors — sons, 
Amos  and  Asa.  Witnesses — Isaac  Ward,  Ann  Ward,  Deborah  Fini- 
gan.     Proved  July  21,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  94. 

1794,  July  11.  Inventory,  £466.8.5%;  made  by  Joseph  Crispin 
and  Isaac  Ward.  File  20331. 

1794,  Aug,  20.  Kirby,  Robert,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Israel  Kirby  (Burlington  Co.)  and  Job  Kirby.  Fel- 
lowbondsman — Edmund  Beakes;  both  of  Monmouth  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  425. 

1794,  Oct.  13,  Inventory,  £1,074,5.0;  made  by  John  Hankins  and 
James  Bruere,  File  7063-7072M, 

1789,  Apr.  26.  Kirkpatrick,  Mary,  of  Freehold  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.,  widow;  will  of.  Daughter,  Agnes  Higgins  Kirkpatrick,  residue, 
after  debts  are  paid.  Executors — Rev.  John  Woodhull  and  Kennet 
Anderson.  M'^itnesses — John  Jewell  and  Jane  Jewell.  Proved  June 
9,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  399. 

1789,  May  '5.  Inventory,  £35.18.11;  made  by  John  Covenhoven 
and  John  Jewell.  File  6525-6528M. 

1791,  Jan.  24,  Kirkpatrick,  Nancy,  of  Monmouth  Co,  Ward, 
Daughter  of  William  Kirkpatrick,  of  said  Co.,  dec'ed.  Petition  by 
John  Woodhull  and  Kenneth  Anderson  that  guardians  be  appointed 
for  said  child.  Guardians — John  Woodhull  and  Kenneth  Anderson, 
both  of  Freehold,  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  414;  File  6533-6536M. 

1792,  Mar,  27.  Knott,  Catherine,  of  Shrewsbury  Twsp,,  Mon- 
mouth Co.  Ward.  Daughter  of  David  Knott,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd. 
Guardian — Jacob  Flemming.  Fellowbondsman — Edmund  Williams; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  346;  File  6733-6736M. 

1791,  Apr.  23.  Kough,  Elias,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Cas- 
parus  Kough,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Cornelius  Post;  both  of  said 
Co.     Witnesses — Samuel  Reading,  Nehemiah  Wade. 

Lib.  32,  p.   544;  File  2125B, 

1791,  Apr.  23,  Kough,  Elizabeth,  of  Bergen  Co,  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  Elias  Kough,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  she  makes  choice  of  Casparus 
Kough,  Jr.  as  her  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Cornelius  Post;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  545;  File  2121B. 

1791,  May  3,     Kough,  Mary,  of  Bergen  Co.     Ward.     Daughter  of 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  219 

Elias  Kough,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.     On  petition  of  Cornelius  Post,  uncle 
of  said  child;  he  is  made  her  Guardian. 

Lib.  32,  p.  545;  File  2119B. 

1793,  Aug.  10.  Kuhl,  Leonhard,  Sr.,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Catharine,  2  rooms  with  privileges  of  house,  sun- 
dry household  furniture,  2  cows,  6  sheep,  saddle  and  bridle  and  £15, 
and  her  support  on  place,  while  widow.  Sons,  Paul,  Leonhard  and 
George,  home  plantation,  divided  between  them  when  George  is  21, 
each  to  pay  their  mother,  £5.16  during  her  widowhood.  Live  stock 
to  the  amount  of  £150  to  be  reserved  for  support  of  family  until 
son,  George,  is  21;  then  same  divided  between  sons.  The  3  sons, 
£30  each.  Daughters,  Mary  Dilts,  Anna,  Catharine,  Margaret  and 
Sarah,  each  £200  from  personal,  when  21;  also  the  last  4  daughters 
are  to  have  £30  each  when  they  marry.  Son-in-law,  George  Dilts, 
to  pay  interest  on  money  he  owes.  Residue  divided  between  all  the 
children.  Executors — wife,  Catharine,  brother,  Paul  Kuhl,  and  son, 
Paul  Kuhl.     Witnesses — Peter  Dilts,  Jacob  Dilts,  John  Gearhart. 

1793,  Aug.  12.  Codicil.  Sons  and  daughter  to  receive  sufficient 
education.  Witnesses — Peter  Dilts,  Jacob  Dilts,  Jacob  Bearder. 
Proved  Oct.  25,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  305. 

1793,  Sept.  30.  Inventory,  £2,152.15.3;  made  by  Andrew  Bearder 
and  Jacob  Dilts.  File  1639J. 

1794,  Feb.  24.  Kunkle  [Cougle],  John,  Jr.,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex 
Co.  Adm'r — Philip  Kunkle  (signs,  Philip  Cougle).  Fellowbondsman 
— Adam  Kunkle;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  35,  p.  181. 

1794,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  £69.10.9;  made  by  Conrad  Arwine  and 
John  S.  Teetzel.  File  589S. 

1792,  Feb.  21.  Laboyteux,  Gabriel,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Mollison  Fitz  Randolph.  Fellowbondsman — Tristrum  Manning; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  313. 

1792,  May  1.  Inventory,  £35.4.7;  made  by  Reune  Fitz  Randolph 
and  Ephraim  Drake.  File  8065-8068L. 

1794,  Oct.  21.  Laboytraux,  John,  of  Hillsborough  Twsp.,  Somer- 
set Co.  Int.  Adm'r — William  Laboytraux,  of  the  City  of  Newark. 
Fellowbondsman — Peter  Laboytraux,  yeoman,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  448. 

1794,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £111.10.0;  made  by  Benijah  Stout  and 
William  Salter.  File  942R. 

1792,  Sept.  10.  Lad,  Isaac,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Lad.     [No  paper  on  file.]  Lib.  34,  p.  444. 

1781, .  Ladner,  Robert,  of  Quible  Town,  Middlesex  Co.; 

will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  house,  furniture  and  residue.  Daughter,  Mary 
Webster,  £12.  Executrix — wife  Mary.  Witnesses — David  Coriel, 
John  Trembly,  Joseph  Campbell.     Proved  Aug.  16,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  260. 

1792,  Aug.  15.  Inventory,  £89.5.5;  made  by  David  Coriel  and 
Daniel  Whitehead.  File  8069-8072L. 

1794,  Oct.  16.  Lafler,  Peter,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co,  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Catherine  Lafler  and  Paul  Engle.  Fellowbondsman — Jacob  Cum- 
mings;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  181. 


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1794,  Oct.  3.  Inventory,  £223.17.9;  made  by  John  Axford  and 
Moses  Moore.  File  601S. 

1795,  July  18.  Lake,  Jacobus,  Sr.,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Arreantie,  negro  girl,  Sail,  and  home  plantation  while  widow.  Son, 
John,  £5.  Son,  Garrit,  negro  boy  named  Joe.  Son,  James,  negro 
man,  Tom,  one  wagon,  2  horses,  2  cows  and  harrows;  also  plantation 
after  wife's  decease;  he  paying  his  3  sisters,  Alche  Vacter,  Mary 
Voorhees  and  Catherine  Lake,  £500.  Daughter,  Catherine,  one  bed, 
chest,  breakfast  table  and  £80  for  an  outset.  Grandson,  Lewis 
Heath,  £5.  Grandson,  James  Lake  (son  of  John),  £10.  Movable 
estate  to  be  sold  and  residue  divided  between  wife,  son  James  and 
the  3  daughters.  Executors — wife,  Arreantie,  and  son  James.  Wit- 
nesses— Martines  Nevius,  David  Covenhoven,  Jacob  Sartore.  Proved 
Oct.  2,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  534. 

1795,  Sept.  29.  Inventory,  £858.7.3;  made  by  Martines  Nevius 
and  John  Tenbrook.  File  974R. 

1794,  Jan.  6.  Lake,  Thomas,  Sr.,  of  Kingwood  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Henry  Bird.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Lake; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  139. 

1793,  Nov.  21.  Inventory,  £37.8.2;  made  by  James  Emans  and 
Uriah  Bonham. 

1798,  Oct.  24.     Account  by  the  Adm'r.  File  1685J. 

1792,  Oct.  15.  Lamb,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  New  Hanover  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Grandson,  Samuel  Lamb  (son  of  son 
Nehemiah),  plantation  purchased  of  James  Davis,  of  70  acres;  also 
land  on  south  side  of  South  Run  purchased  of  the  trustees  of  Robert 
Smith  with  other  lands  and  part  of  land  bought  of  John  Bowker 
(said  land  being  70  acres  next  to  Benjamin  Jones)  ;  also  Vz  of  cedar 
swamp  purchased  of  John  Shermar,  dec'd,  at  head  of  Job  Lippin- 
cott's  old  swamp;  (he  paying  his  3  sisters,  Mary,  Rebecca  and  Char- 
lotte each  £10,  when  respectively  21) ;  also  rents  of  said  lands,  when 
19.  Grandson,  Ezaas  Lamb  (son  of  son  Nehemiah),  remainder  of 
plantation  purchased  of  the  trustees  of  Robert  Smith  (whereon  son 
Nehemiah  formerly  lived)  and  remainder  of  land  purchased  of  John 
Bowker  that  adjoins  with  adjoining  land  taken  up  by  a  Proprietor's 
Right;  also  the  other  V2  of  aforesaid  cedar  swamp,  when  21,  with 
rents  of  same  when  19;  he  paying  each  of  his  3  sisters,  £10,  when 
21.  Son,  Jacob,  plantation  in  Springfield  Twsp.,  whereon  he  now 
lives  and  part  of  plantation  in  New  Hanover  Twsp.,  purchased  of 
Joseph  Wright;  also,  12  acres  purchased  of  Joseph  Wright  adjoining 
land  of  Thomas  Earl,  5  acres  purchased  of  John  Bowker  and  a  piece 
of  cedar  swamp  on  Shoul  branch  of  Wading  River  purchased  of  Ed- 
ward Pancoast  (between  lot  late  George  Croshaw's  and  a  lot  of 
Thomas  Gaskill).  Son,  Joseph,  part  of  plantation  purchased  of 
Joseph  Wright  on  road  to  Eggharbor  before  door  of  the  house,  late 
Samuel  Rossell,  in  Scrable  Town,  running  to  land  purchased  of  John 
Bowker  (12  acres);  also  plantation  whereon  he  now  lives  and  re- 
mainder of  lands.  To  6  grandchildren  (children  of  daughter  Ann 
Newbold)  i.e.,  Barzillai,  Joseph,  Michael,  Margaret,  Sarah  and  Beau- 
lah,  each  £20.  Daughter-in-law,  Lettis  Lamb  (now  Lettis  Reneer), 
£10.  Daughters,  Rebecca  Shreve  and  Elizabeth  Nutt,  remainder  of 
personal  divided  between  them.  Executors — sons-iurlaw,  Moses  Nutt 
and  Joshua  Shreve.    Witnesses — Thomas  Piatt,  Jonathan  Budd,  John 


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Goldy.   Proved  Aug.  12,  1794.  Lib.  33,  p.  468;  File  11550C. 

1788,  Feb.  19.  Lambert,  Achsah,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Niece,  Rebecca  Cadwalader,  house  and  lot  where  I 
now  live  and  all  furniture,  and  300  acres  of  my  Assanpink  lands  in 
said  Twsp.  Niece,  Elizabeth  Cadwalader,  400  acres  in  Hunterdon 
Co.,  purchased  of  Edward  Rockhill.  And  the  2  said  nieces,  Rebecca 
and  Elizabeth  Cadwalader,  jointly,  my  tract  of  land  Called  "Lam- 
berton"  in  said  Twsp.;  also  the  residue  of  my  estate.  To  relation, 
William  Stevenson  (brother  of  Margaret  Stevenson),  tract  of  land 
in  Sussex  Co.,  of  200  acres.  Cousin,  Margaret  Stevenson,  £50.  To 
Martha  Lowrey  (wife  of  William  Lowry),  £100.  Executors —  Phile- 
mon Dickinson  and  Lambert  Cadwalader.  Witnesses — Ann  Mott, 
Isaac  DeCou  and  George  Davis.     Proved  Aug.  16,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  155. 

1791,  Aug.  15.  Renunciation  by  Philemon  Dickinson  and  Lam- 
bert Cadwalader  as  Executors. 

1791,  Aug.  16.  Bond  of  Rebecca  and  Elizabeth  Cadwalader,  with 
will  annexed,  as  Adm'xs.  Fellowbondsman — Lambert  Cadwalader; 
all  of  said  Co.  File  11391C. 

1795,  June  8.  Landon,  Jamima,  late  Jamima  Eddy,  and  late  wife 
wife  of  Samuel  Landon,  Jr.,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Landon,  Jr.,  yeoman.  Fellowbondsman — Adam  Turner,  yeo- 
man; both  of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.  132;  File  636S. 

1795,  Jan.  21.  Lane,  Abraham,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Lane.   Fellowbondsman — Randolph  Clarkson;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  200. 

1795,  Mar.  18.  Inventory,  £50.8.1;  made  by  Samuel  Munday  and 
William  French.  File  8643-8644L;   9105-9106L. 

1786,  May  1.  Lane,  Cornelius,  Jr.,  of  Bedminster  Twsp.,  Somer- 
set Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Eleanor,  bed  and  furnishings;  a  saddle  horse 
and  £50;  she  to  be  maintained  by  sons,  Gilbert  and  Job,  while  my 
widow,  and  to  have  articles  mentioned  should  she  marry  again.  Son, 
Cornelius,  a  bond  against  Matthias  Lane,  dated  10th  June,  1779, 
and  due  1st  May,  1780,  for  £160.  Daughter,  Jennet,  a  bond  against 
Matthias  Lane,  dated  10th  June,  1779,  due  1st  May,  1781,  for  £65. 
Daughter,  Eleanor,  a  bond  against  Matthias  Lane,  dated  10th  June, 
1779,  due  1st  May,  1782,  for  £65.  Daughter,  Anne,  bond  against 
Matthias  Lane,  dated  10th  June,  1779,  due  1st  May,  1783,  for  £65. 
Daughters,  Sarah  and  Mary,  £75  each,  3  years  after  my  decease. 
Sons,  Gilbert  and  Job,  remainder  of  real  and  personal;  should  either 
one  die  before  21,  his  share  to  the  other.  Executors — son,  Gilbert, 
and  son-in-law.  Job  Compton.  Witnesses — Thomas  Willet,  James 
Neal,  Nicholas  Arrowsmith.    Proved  Apr.  17,  1792.        Lib.  34,  p.  83. 

1792,  Jan.  4.  Inventory,  £342.15.,  made  by  Guisbert  Sutfin  and 
Albert  Nevius.  File  901R. 

1794,  June  25.  Lane,  John,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Enos  Cole. 
Fellowbondsman — Aaron  Whitehead;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  393;  File  8012-8013G. 

1793,  Apr.  10.  Lanterman,  John,  Sr.,  of  Knowlton  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.;  will  of.    Wife,  Elebeth,  room  in  house  and  her  maintenance. 


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Son,  Jacob,  £265;  also  home  plantation  valued  @  £450;  he  paying 
the  other  legacies.  Daughter,  Sarah,  £50,  and  her  maintenance 
while  single.  Sons,  John  and  Daniel,  each  £20.  Son,  Peter,  £50. 
Son,  Isaac,  £10.  Daughter,  Anna,  £20.  Daughter,  Elebeth,  £5, 
Daughters.  Susiah  and  Christine,  each  £20.  Granddaughter,  Hanna 
Lanterman,  a  loom.  Son,  Abraham,  the  £100,  already  received. 
Residue  to  be  divided  between  all  the  children.  Executors — sons, 
Jacob  and  Abraham.  Witnesses —  John  Bescherer,  Joseph  Manning, 
Abraham  Bescherer.    Proved  Sept.  19,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  174. 

1794,  Sept.  5.  Inventoi-y,  £309.15.10;  made  by  Abraham  Bescherer 
and  John   Mingle.  File   602S. 

1787,  Mar.  7.  Lawrance,  Daniel,  of  Fairfield  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ruth,  all  personal  and  real  estate  including 
tract  of  wood  land  joining  William  Nixon's  and  Silas  Whitecar's 
land,  and  a  piece  of  land  pui'chased  of  Datton  Newcomb,  Executrix 
— wife,  Ruth.  Witnesses — John  Rulon,  Daniel  Burt,  Silas  Whitecar. 
Proved  Jan.  24,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  479;  File  1030F. 

1788,  Mar.  13.  Lawrence,  Elisha,  (the  elder),  of  Upper  Freehold 
Twsp.,  Monmouth  Co.,  gentleman;  will  of.  Daughter,  Elizabeth 
Newell,  (wife  of  Dr.  James  Newell),  house  and  ground  in  AUentown 
where  they  live,  during  their  lives;  then  to  their  oldest  son,  Elisha 
Newell;  he  paying  his  brother-s,  John  and  Robert  Newell,  £20  each. 
Son,  John,  of  Burlington,  negro  w^oman.  Rose,  and  negro  boy,  Paddy. 
Son,  Elisha,  homestead,  called  Chestnut  Grove,  (360  acres);  also 
all  other  personal;  he  making  the  following  payments.  Son,  John, 
£975.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Newell,  £300.  Daughter,  Lucy  Lewis, 
(wife  of  Nathaniel  Lewis  of  Philadelphia),  £300.  Daughter,  Ann 
Keen,  (wife  of  Reynold  Keen  of  Philadelphia),  £47'5.  Each  grand- 
child, 2  silver  spoons  marked  E.E.L.  Executors — sons,  John  and 
Elisha,  and  neighbor,  Peter  Covenhoven.  Witnesses — John  Lawrence, 
Daniel  Danser,  William  Colwell.    Proved  July  26,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  323. 

Renunciation  by  John  Lawrence  and  Peter  Covenhoven. 

File  6737-6738M. 
1790,  Dec.  6.  Lawrence,  John,  Sr.,  of  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of. 
Daughter,  Mary,  negro  boy,  Prince.  Daughter,  Sarah,  negro  boy, 
Peter.  Real  and  personal  to  be  sold  and  divided  into  5  parts.  Son, 
John;  daughters,  Elizabeth  Le  Conte,  Mary  Lawrence,  Sarah  Law- 
rence, and  granddaughter,  Helena  Lawrence  Holmes,  each  %  part; 
they  all  to  act  as  Executors.  Witnesses — James  Lawrie,  Robert 
Montgomery,  John  Stillwell.    Proved  Sept.  4,  1795. 

Lib.   33,  p.   516;  File  7257-7260M. 

1794,  Aug.  12.  Lawrence,  Rebecah,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  John  Lawrence,  big  Bible,  6  silver 
table  spoons  and  cream  cup.  Sister,  Mehettable  Lawrence,  £100 
and  V2  of  apparel.  Niece,  Elizabeth,  Taylor,  other  V2  of  wearing 
apparel  and  residue,  when  21.  Should  niece,  Elizabeth,  die  without 
issue,  sister  Mehettable  to  have  the  residue.  Executors — brother, 
John,  and  sister,  Mehettable  Lawrence.  Witnesses — Thomas  Ander- 
son, Robert  Montgomery,  Hannah  Smith.    Proved  Jan.  29,  1795. 

Lib.  33,  p.  517. 

1795,  Jan.  7.  Inventory,  £289.5.6;  made  by  Elisha  Lawrence  and 
Robert  Montgomery.  File   7269-7272M. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  223 

1795,  Feb.  23.  Lawrence.  William,  of  Middletown  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Sons,  Richard  and  John,  and  daughter,  Elizabeth, 
each  £30.  Daughter,  Alice,  £30  and  3  silver  spoons.  Son,  Elisha, 
feather  bed  I  now  lay  on.  Grandson,  William  (son  of  son,  Elisha), 
5  acres  of  land,  being  a  survey  now  in  the  hands  of  Richard  Herbert. 
Son,  Jacob,  3  silver  table  spoons,  3  silver  tea  spoons  and  one  silver 
tumbler,  also  home  plantation,  all  cattle,  farming  utensils  and  re- 
mainder of  real  and  personal  property.  Executors — son,  Jacob,  and 
Stephen  Stoutenburgh.  Witnesses — Timothy  Murphy,  Daniel  Coven- 
hoven,   William  Van   Mater.    Proved   Oct.   21,   1795. 

1795,  Mar.  3.  Inventory,  £15'5.10.11  (also  bond  for  £100  against 
Col.  Asher  and  Obadiah  Holmes,  as  yet  unsettled) ;  made  by  James 
Taylor,   William   Covert  and  T.   Murphy. 

Lib.  33,  p.  505;  File  7261-7268M. 

1791,  Mar.  3.  Lawrie,  James,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Thomas,  all  real  estate;  he  to  pay  my  daughtei", 
Mary  Lawiie,  £300,  and  to  my  daughter,  Lydia  Lawrie,  £200. 
Moveables  to  be  sold  and  residue  divided  between  my  3  children. 
Son  Thomas  the  use  of  the  2  boys  bound  to  me,  to  wit,  Joseph  and 
Elias  Emmons.  Executors — son,  Thomas  and  son-in-law,  Joseph 
Bullock.  Witnesses — James  Lawrie,  Robert  Montgomery,  John 
Hankins  and   Jno.   Lawrie.     Proved   Mar.   21,    1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  388 

1791,  Mar.  14.  Inventory,  £769.8.1;  made  by  Nathan  Wright 
and  Robert  Montgomery.  File   6537-6542M. 

1794,  July  22.  Lay  ton,  Rachel,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Job  Layton  (her  husband).  Fellowbondsman — Charles  Dubois;  both 
of  Middletow-n  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  423;  File  7073-7074M. 

1791,  Sept.  16.  Lazier,  Nicholas,  of  the  English  Neighborhood, 
Bergen  Co.;  will  of.  One  half  of  my  ground  and  meadow  below  the 
road  and  personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Wife  [not  named],  2  cows,  and 
the  use  of  remaining  part  of  farm  while  my  widow.  After  wife's 
decease,  an  equal  division  to  be  made  between  my  sons,  Jacob, 
Abraham,  Nicholas,  John  and  William,  and  daughters,  Elenor  and 
Mary.  Executor  to  bind  my  children  to  trades.  Executor — John  G. 
Banson.  Witnesses — John  Day,  Thomas  Frost,  Thomas  Harris. 
Proved  Nov.  2,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  533;  File  2109B. 

1795,  Mar.  6.  Leach,  Oaks,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Abner 
Leach,  of  Somerset  Co.  Fellowbondsman — William  Leddel,  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  96;  File  883N. 

1790,  Dec.  20.  Leake  [Leek],  Nathan,  Sr.,  of  Deerfield  Twsp., 
Cumberland  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  Vs  of  movable  es- 
tate, and  use  of  %  of  real  and  wooden  part  of  house.  Daughters,  El- 
eanor and  Abigail,  £10  each.  Son,  David,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live. 
Son,  Nathan,  my  Saw  Mill,  and  all  different  surveys  purchased  of 
Clement  Hall,  Josiah  Seely  and  David  Moore,  and  tract  purchased 
of  William  Richmond,  excepting  200  acres  next  to  lands  of  John 
Nichols  and  John  Sutton;  also  lands  purchased  of  Frederick  Fanner, 
Robert  Morris,  Esq.,  John  Golden  and  Josiah  Seely,  and  tract  pur- 
chased of  John  Jarman,  bounded  by  lands  of  Joseph  Heward.  Son, 
Ephraim,  plantation  formerly  belonging  to  Ezekiel  Jarman  and  land 
purchased    of   Waitell   Snethen;   also   tract   purchased    of   Annanias 


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Snethen,  except  30  acres  to  be  sold  to  pay  off  mortgages.  Sons, 
David,  Nathan  and  Ephraim,  to  maintain  my  daughters,  David  pay- 
ing Vs  more  than  Nathan  and  Ephraim.  Wife,  Hannah,  to  care  for 
daughter,  Amey;  and  sons  to  give  surety  for  support  of  their  sister, 
Amey,  before  selling  any  lands  bequeathed  them.  Daughters,  Phebe, 
Rachel,  Ruth  and  Rebecca,  200  acres  of  Richmond  tract  (before  ex- 
cepted) ;  also  cedar  swamp  in  Hay-Neck,  and  residue  of  movables; 
all  to  be  equally  divided  between  them.  Servant  man.  Jack,  to  be 
set  at  liberty.  Son,  Ephraim,  not  of  age,  and  to  have  funds  from 
his  inheritance  for  good  education.  Debts  and  dues  to  be  paid  from 
profits  of  milk.  Executors — ^wife,  Hannah,  and  son,  David  Leake. 
Witnesses— Joseph  Brewster,  Daniel  0.  Gillet,  Levi  Leake.  Proved 
Dec.  22,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  261;  File  1019F. 

1794,  Oct.  24.  Learning,  Jonathan,  Sr.,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of. 
States  that  his  daughter,  Priscilla  Stites  (now  wife  of  Humphrey 
Stites)  was  born  of  his  lawful  wife,  Margaret  Leaming,  Oct.  9,  1764; 
and  his  son,  Jonathan,  Jr.,  was  born  of  his  lawful  wife,  Judith 
Leaming,  June  21,  1770.  To  (present)  wife,  Sarah,  use  of  home 
plantation  while  widow;  also  Va  of  personal.  Son,  Jonathan,  all  lands 
in  said  Co.,  and  in  Cumberland  Co.;  also  Vs  of  personal.  Daughter, 
Priscilla  Stites,  Vs  of  personal.  Bonds  held  against  David  Peacock 
and  William  Price  to  be  used  for  payment  of  debts.  Executors — 
wife,  Sarah,  and  son,  Jonathan.  Witnesses — Abijah  Smith,  Nathaniel 
Holmes,  Benjamin  Newton  and  Daniel  Cresse.    Proved  Nov.  6,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.   103. 

1794,  Dec.  3.  Inventory,  £1,739.13.6;  made  by  Nathaniel  Holmes 
and  Philip  Cresse.  File  607E. 

1794,  July  14.  Leaming,  Thomas  (the  Elder),  of  Cape  May  Co.; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Lydia  Eldredge  (wife  of  Jeremiah  Eldredge), 
tract  of  land  and  marsh  at  Goshen,  said  Co.,  beginning  where  public 
road  laid  out  from  Levi  Smith's  to  Christopher  Ledlam's  saw-mill 
crosses  road  from  Goshen  Creek  Landing  to  house  formerly  of 
William  Yates,  dec'd  at  the  Seaside  road,  northeasterly  of  road  lead- 
ing to  Goshen  house  now  in  tenure  of  John  Scull  toward  Dennise 
Creek,  southerly  of  son  Thomas's  house  lately  in  tenure  of  Eli 
Eldredge  and  to  southeastermost  corner  of  land  conveyed  by  deed 
to  said  son  Thomas  and  following  various  courses  to  the  West  Jersey 
Society's  95,000  acre  tract;  also  tract  of  cedar  swamp  called  36 
acres,  inherited  from  Aaron  Leaming,  dec'd,  also  one  moiety  of 
interest  in  cedar  swamp  adjoining  called  23  acres;  all  during  her 
life,  then  to  her  issue,  but  if  without  issue,  same  to  son,  Thomas. 
Son,  Thomas,  remainder  of  real  in  New  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania; 
should  he  predecease  testator,  same  to  be  divided  amongst  his 
children.  Grandson,  Thomas  Leaming,  1  share  of  United  States 
bank  stock.  Granddaughters,  Elizabeth  and  Lydia,  1  share  of  North 
American  Bank  stock.  To  Esther  Williams  (daughter  of  Abigail 
Williams),  £10.  To  Hannah  Eldredge  (wife  of  Aaron  Eldredge), 
£400,  of  6%  stock  of  the  United  States.  Son,  Thomas,  law  books 
and  note  for  £300,  also  V2  of  residue.  Daughter,  Lydia,  other  ^^  of 
residue.  Executors — son,  Thomas  and  daughter,  Lydia  Eldredge. 
Witnesses — Thomas  Yates,  Sarah  Irwin,  Edward  Irwin  and  Jesse 
Hand.    Proved  Dec.  31,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  179. 

1796,  July  27.  Inventory,  £4164.6.11%;  made  by  Philip  Godfrey 
and  Nathaniel  Holmes.  File  1626E. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  225 

1791,  Sept.  8.  Lee,  Sarah,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  David  Lee,  £5.  To  my  4  grandsons,  John,  Samuel, 
Joseph  and  Aaron  Ely,  %  of  remainder,  in  equal  shares.  To  grand- 
daughters, Sarah  Hutchinson,  Mary  Norton,  Phebe  and  Jemime  Ely, 
the  other  %  to  be  equally  divided  between  them.  Executors — ^grand- 
sons-in-law,  John  Norton  and  Robert  Hutchinson.  Witnesses — Isaac 
Antrum,  Thomas  Antrum,  Isaac  Antrum,  Jr.    Proved  Sept.  26,  1791 

1791,  Sept.  24.  Inventory,  £877.10.2,  made  by  Isaac  Antrum 
and  Joseph  Lawrence. 

1816,  July  16.  Duplicate  inventory  by  John  Norton,  Acting  Ex- 
ecutor. File  6543-6'548M. 

1790,  Dec.  4.  Leforge,  Catherine,  of  Middlesex  Co.,  widow  of 
David  Leforge,  deceased;  will  of.  Cousin,  Sarah  Miller,  wearing 
apparel  and  £30.  To  Mary  Clawson,  a  looking  glass.  To  Ruth 
Runyon  (daughter  of  cousin  Sarah  Miller)  my  bed  and  cupboard.  To 
cousin,  Philip  Drake  (son  of  Gershon,),  £30.  Brother,  Abraham 
Drake,  £10.  Brothers,  Jacob  Drake  and  Silas  Drake,  £10  each. 
Sister,  Mirean  Youngs,  £10.  To  Trustees  of  First  Day  Baptist 
Church  in  Piscataway,  £5.  Residue  to  be  equally  divided  between 
the  children  [not  named]  of  my  deceased  husband.  Executors — 
friends,  Thomas  Stelle  and  John  Runyon,  of  Piscataway.  Witnesses 
— Ezekiel  F.  Randolph,  Noah  Sayre,  Christian  F.  Randolph.  Proved 
Jan.  8.   1791.  Lib.   32,  p.   425. 

1790,  Dec.  24.  Inventory,  £270.1.8,  made  by  Reune  Runyon  and 
Eph'm  Drake.  File  7821-7826L. 

1792,  Dec.  19.  Lemon,  Joseph,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Prudence,  rents  and  profits  of  homestead  plantation, 
during  her  life;  after  her  decease  same  to  revert  to  son,  John,  and 
his  son,  Michal.  Son,  Jacob,  £10.  Grandson,  Michal  (son  of 
son  Jacob),  £5.  Grandson,  Joseph  (son  of  son  Jacob),  £5. 
Daughter,  Esther  (wife  of  William  Currant),  £5.  Grandsons,  Joseph 
and  James  (sons  of  William  and  Esther  Currant),  £5  each.  Grand- 
daughter, Amy  (daughter  of  William  and  Esther  Currant),  £5. 
Daughter,  Mary  Ruth,  £20.  Residue,  after  wife's  decease  to  be 
divided  between  my  4  children,  John,  Jacob,  Esther  and  Mary.  Ex- 
ecutors— friends,  Robert  Allison  and  William  Loder.  Witnesses — 
George  Newton,  Patrick  Gingles,  Joseph  Wilson.  Proved  Feb.  19, 
1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  336. 

1793,  Jan.  25.  Inventory,  £125.6.10;  made  by  George  Newton 
and  Patrick   Gingles.  File   566S. 

1787,  Sept.  28.  Leonard,  Catherine,  of  Gloucester  Co.;  will  of. 
Sons,  John,  Isaac  and  William,  each  10  shillings.  Daughters,  Re- 
beccah  and  Mary,  each  10  shillings.  Daughter,  Catherine  Turner,  £10. 
Son,  Samuel,  the  residue.  Executors — son  Samuel  Leonard,  and 
son-in-law  John  Turner.  Witnesses — Patience  Carpenter,  Samuel 
Carpenter  and   Sarah   Gerlin.     Proved   Dec.    10,    1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  426. 

1792,  Dec.  8.  Renunciation  by  John  Turner,  who  refuses  to  act 
as  an  Executor  with  Samuel  Leonard. 

1792,  Dec.  11.  Inventory,  £100.3.11;  made  by  Isaac  Leonard  and 
James  Jagard.  File  1821H. 


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1795,  Dec.  15.  Leonard,  Moses,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Peter  Smith.  Fellowbondsmen — Robert  Thomson  and  John  Johnson; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  13'5. 

1795,  Dec.  11.  Inventory,  £18.19.3;  made  by  Cornelius  Sickles 
and  John  Gunterman;  taken  at  the  house  of  Terrence  Rogers. 

File  637S. 

1793,  Nov.  4.  Letteer,  [Latteer],  Cleophas,  of  Montague,  Sussex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Margaret  Latteer  and  Moses  Letteer.  Fellow- 
bondsman — Henry  Bennet  and  William  Ennes;  all  of  said  place  and 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  341. 

1793,  Oct.  23.  Inventory,  £568.13.3;  made  by  William  Ennes 
and  Henry  Bennet.  File  565S. 

1793,  Nov.  4.  Letts,  Hannah,  of  Pilesgrove,  Salem  Co.,  widow; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Mary  Welsh,  wearing  apparel.  Son-in-law,  Isaac 
Murphy,  all  lands.  Grandsons,  John  and  Mark  Murphy,  clothes  that 
were  my  son  David's.  Residue  divided  between  daughter,  Mary 
Welsh,  and  son-in-law,  Isaac  Murphy.  Executor,  brother,  Abel  Silver. 
Witnesses — Abraham  Silver,  Hope  Silver,  Abel  Silver.  Proved  Dec. 
19,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.   103. 

1793,  Nov.  9.  Inventory,  £44.11.7;  made  by  George  Colson  and 
Samuel  Kirby.  File  20341. 

1792,  May  29.  Lewden,  Rebecca,  of  Mannington  Twsp.,  Salem 
Co.;  widow;  will  of.  To  cousin,  Rebecca  Allen,  my  silver  tankerd, 
1  pair  of  silk  mitts  and  £100.  To  cousin,  Deborough  Basset,  interest 
of  £100;  after  her  decease  same  to  be  divided  between  my  cousin, 
Susannah  Denn  and  Prudence  Thompson.  To  friend,  Benjamin 
Reeve,  £75.  To  friend,  Ebenezer  Miller,  £75.  To  friend,  Tamson 
Roberts,  £50.  To  cousin  Susannah  Denn,  tea  tongs,  6  large  silver 
spoons,  6  small  silver  spoons,  gold  buttons,  silver  shoe  buckles  and 
£100.  To  Mary  Hance,  £50.  To  Prudence  Thompson,  £50.  To 
Leatitia  Miller,  the  residue.  Executors — David  Allen  and  John  Denn. 
Witnesses — Mark  Miller,  Richard  Miller  and  Josiah  Miller. 

Lib.  35,  p.  316;  File  2121L 

1791,  Mar.  22.  Lewis,  Abraham,  of  Roxborough,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  %  half  of  both  real  and  personal  estate. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth,  the  other  Vz  part.  Should  daughter,  Elizabeth, 
die  without  issue;  the  Presbyterian  Church  of  Succasunny  Plains, 
to  have  £50,  and  the  remainder  of  daughter's  part  to  be  divided 
between  the  children  of  my  2  sisters,  Elizabeth  and  Susannah.  Ex- 
ecutors— friends,  Samuel  Cosad,  Enoch  Conger,  Jr.,  and  Joshua 
Jennings.  Witnesses — Moses  Tuttle,  Caleb  Jennings,  Samuel  Ball. 
Proved  Apr.  5,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  24. 

1791,  Mar.  26.  Inventory,  £160.12.10,  made  by  Philip  Morris  and 
Caleb  Jennings.  File  7  7  IN. 

1783,  Apr.  24.  Lewis,  David,  of  Horseneck,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Mary  real  and  personal  while  widow.  Daughters,  Mary,  Marget, 
Elizabeth  and  Sarah,  movable  estate  after  wife's  marriage  or  de- 
cease. Son,  Richard,  20  shillings.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  house  and 
Vi  of  land;  youngest  daughter,  Sarah,  the  other  V^,  of  land.  Ex- 
ecutors— Samuel  Crane  and  Joseph  Gould,  Jr.,  of  Horseneck,  said 
Co.  Witnesses — Mary  Speer,  Encrease  Gould,  Tunis  Speer.  Proved 
Jan.  7,  179'5.  Lib.  33,  p.  497. 


CALENDAR  OP  WILLS— 1791-1795  227 

1795,  Jan.  21.  Samuel  Crane  and  Joseph  Gould,  Jr.,  having  re- 
fused to  act  as  Executors.  Adm'rs — Jonathan  Kent  and  Elizabeth, 
his  wife.   Fellowbondsmen — Philemon  Bates  and  John  Vanderhoof. 

File  8354-8357G. 

1793,  Jan.  2.  Lewis,  Edward,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Edward  Lewis.    Fellowbondsman — David  Lyon;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  273;  File  921R. 
1791,  June  11.    Lewis,  Ezekiel,  of  Monmouth  Co.    Int.    Adm'r — 
James  Lewis,  Fellowbondsman — John  Burdge;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.   32,  p.   411. 

1790,  Dec.  13.  Inventory,  £90.0.7;  made  by  John  Burdge  and 
Benjamin  Burdge. 

1791,  June  10.    Renunciation  by  Rachel  Lewis. 

File   6549-6556M. 

1794,  Aug.  6.  Lewis,  John,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John 
Smith  Kunst,  of  Lebanon  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  weaver.  Fellowbondsman 
— Nicholas  Stillwell,  of  Readington  Twsp.,  said  Co.,  merchant. 

Lib.  35,  p.  139. 

1795,  Jan.  17.  Inventory,  £7.4.6;  made  by  Henry  Pickle  and 
Mathias  Sharp.  File   168 6 J. 

1795,  Oct.  14.  Liddon,  Periman,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Groflf.    Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Whisler;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  298. 

1795,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £228.14.8;  made  by  Enoch  Allen  and 
George  Horner,  Jr.  File  1956H. 

1788,  Feb.  26.  Liddon  [Ledden],  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Greenwich  Twsp., 
Gloucester  Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Eldest  son,  Samuel,  all  lands  except- 
ing 30  acres.  Youngest  son,  Henry,  20  acres  of  upland  and  10  acres 
of  meadow.  Daughter,  Eamy  Butler,  all  movable  estate.  Executors 
— sons,  Samuel  and  Henry.  Witnesses — John  Benson,  Thomas  Heston 
and  Daniel  Stanger.    Proved  Dec.  9,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  257;  File  1957H. 

1791,  June  6.  Light  [Leydt],  Peter  of  Franklin  Twsp.,  Bergen 
Co.;  will  of.  To  the  Trustees  of  Queens  College  in  New  Jersey,  all 
my  Latin,  Greek  and  Hebrew  books.  To  friend,  John  Haring,  Esq., 
my  large  black  horse.  Residue  and  remainder  to  be  equally  divided 
between  my  niece  [not  named],  daughter  of  my  brother,  Matthew 
Light,  and  my  nephews  [not  named],  the  4  children  of  my  sister, 
Cathalyntie  Van  Bunschoten;  and  the  4  children  of  my  sister,  Mary 
Roe;  each  1/9  part.  Executors — friends,  James  Schuerman,  and 
John  Haring,  Esq.  Witnesses — Andrew  Hopper,  Anthony  Mande- 
ville,  Jacob  Garretson.    Proved  Aug.   31,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  530;  File  2113B. 

1793,  June  28.  Lindsly,  Moses,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — Irene 
Lindsly,  Daniel  Lindsly  and  Zenas  Lindsly.  Fellowbondsman — Ben- 
jamin Lindsly;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  331. 

1793,  June  3.  Inventory,  £257.1.6;  made  by  Benjamin  Lindsly 
and  Joseph  Halsey.  File  825N. 

1793,  Aug.  5.  Lines,  Peter,  Sr.,  of  Saddle  River  Twsp.,  Bergen 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  real  and  personal  estate  while  my 
widow.    After  wife's  remarriage   or  death,   eldest  son,   Peter,   the 


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blacksmith  shop  and  Vs  of  real  property.  Sons,  Coenradt  and 
Thomas,  each  %  of  real  property.  Daughters,  Aulche  and  Catharine, 
each  £25;  to  be  paid  by  the  3  sons.  Residue  divided  between  the  5 
children.  Executors — brother,  Abraham  Lines,  wife  Elizabeth,  and 
son  Peter.  Witnesses — Abraham  Lines,  Richard  Lines,  John  Collins. 
Proved  Mar.  27,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  49;  File  2407B. 

1795,  Aug.  7.  Linn,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs —  Joseph 
Linn  and  Alexander  Linn.  Fellowbondsman — Hugh  Gaston;  all  of 
Bedminster,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  541. 

179'5,  Aug.  8.  Inventory,  £212.17.0;  made  by  John  Bryan  and 
Hugh  Gaston.  File  980R. 

1794,  Jan.  17.  Linsey,  Ezekiel,  of  Waterford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £200  and  £100  received  with  her  at 
our  marriage;  also  all  personal  estate  (bonds  and  notes  excepted) 
and  use  and  profits  of  plantation  while  widow  and  until  nephew, 
Linsey  Nicholson,  is  21.  Nephew,  Linsey  Nicholson,  that  part  of 
plantation  in  Waterford  Twsp.,  said  Co.  and  in  Evesham  Twsp., 
Burlington  Co.,  on  south  side  of  Colestown  road,  and  V2  of  cedar 
swamp,  when  21.  Nephew,  John  Nicholson,  remainder  of  plantation 
in  Waterford  Twsp.,  and  other  Vz  of  cedar  swamp.  Relations — 
Marke  Nicholson,  £50,  and  his  son,  Joseph,  £50.  Joseph  Armstrong, 
Rachel  Tease  and  Rebecca  Chatten  (children  of  my  2  sisters,  Rachel 
and  Patience),  £80  each.  Nieces,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Martha  Nicholson 
(daughters  of  Samuel  Nicholson,  dec'd)  to  have,  Mary  £40,  and 
Sarah  and  Martha,  £20  each.  Relation,  Abel  Nicholson,  £200. 
Nephews,  Linsey  and  John  Nicholson,  the  residue  divided  between 
them.  Executor — friend,  John  Haines.  Witnesses — Joseph  Githens, 
Samuel  Thorne,  Joseph  Stokes.    Proved  Feb.  3,   1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  77. 

1794,  Jan.  30.  Inventory,  £1509.18.11;  made  by  Thomas  Thorae 
and  Joseph  Stokes.  File  1898H. 

1788,  May  1,  Lippincoit,  Anna,  of  Mount  Holly,  Burlington  Co., 
widow  of  Job  Lippincott;  will  of.  Daughter,  Sarah  (wife  of  Joseph 
Butterworth)  life  interest  in  my  house  and  lot;  after  her  decease 
it  is  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  equally  between  my  grand- 
daughters, i.e.,  Mary  (wife  of  John  Black) ;  Elizabeth,  Anna  and 
Patience  Lippincott  (daughters  of  son.  Job,  deceased);  Anna,  Mary, 
Sarah,  Lettis  and  Elizabeth  Butterworth  (daughters  of  Joseph 
Butterworth),  and  Anna  Rodgers,  (daughter  of  Revel  Elton,  dec'd). 
Grandsons,  Joseph  Lippincott,  5  shillings;  and  Revel  Elton,  Jr.,  £2. 
Sister,  Mary  Wetherall,  a  gown.  Daughter,  Sarah  Butterworth  and 
granddaughters,  Anna  Rodgers  and  Anna  Lippincott,  wearing 
apparel  and  linens.  Remainder  of  estate  in  equal  shares  to  daughter, 
Sai-ah,  and  all  granddaughters  above  named.  Executors — daughter, 
Sarah  Butterworth,  granddaughter,  Anna  Lippincott  and  Alexander 
Shiras,  of  Mount  Holly.  Witnesses — George  Budd,  Joseph  Reeves, 
Moses  Kempton.    Proved  May  5,   1791.  Lib.  32,  p.   129. 

1791,  Apr.  28.  Inventory,  £82.6.5,  made  by  Joseph  Mullen  and 
Moses  Kempton.  File  11392C. 

1789,  Jan.  26.  Lippincptt,  Benjamin,  Sr.,  of  Mannington,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  (not  named),  sundry  household  furnishings,  1 
cow  and  calf  and  £40.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Smyth,  £40.  Son, 
Samuel,  1  cow  and  calf  and  £50.    Son,  Robert,  1  cow  and  calf  and 


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*'60.  Son,  William,  wearing  apparel  and  plantation  of  10  acres  in 
t/pper  Penns  Neck.  Son,  Benjamin,  home  plantation  of  80  acres; 
«tso  remainder  of  movable  estate.  Executor — son,  Benjamin.  Wit- 
nesses— Isaiah  Hankins,  Samuel  Rose,  Jonathan  Bilderback.  Proved 
Mav  24,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  4.58. 

1810,  Oct.  26.  Inventory,  $1,917.24;  made  by  Jacob  Fox  and  John 
Hall.  File  18601. 

1795,  Aug.  4.  Lippincott,  Caleb  A.,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Arney  Lippincott.  Fellowbondsman — Caleb 
Lippincott;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  252. 

1795,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £141.12.9;  made  by  Samuel  Goldy  and 
Joseph  Shinn.  File  11609C. 

1795,  July  2.  Lippincott,  Catharine,  of  Gloucester  Co.,  widow; 
will  of.  Son,  Abel  Lippincott,  dining  table  and  desk.  Son,  Samuel, 
dining  table,  chest  of  drawers  and  £130.  To  Frances  Downs,  her  bed. 
Mulatto  girl,  Jane,  to  be  free  in  1804.  Executor — Abner  Cheesman 
(to  have  residue).    Witnesses — George  Collins  and  Caleb  Evans. 

1795,  July  29.  Codicil.  Bequest  of  £130  to  son,  Samuel,  voided. 
Proved  Aug.  14,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  271. 

1795,  Aug.  7.  Inventory,  £686.4.8;  made  by  Thomas  Stokes  and 
Abraham  Inskeep.  File   1958H. 

1791,  Oct.  4.  Lippincott,  Isaac,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Elizabeth  Lippincott  and  Job  Jones.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham 
Lippincott;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  18^ 

1791,  Oct.  24.  Inventory,  £392.17.,  made  by  Jacob  Woolston  and 
Joseph  Powell.  File  11393C. 

1793,  Sept.  18.  Lippincott,  Isaac,  Jr.,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  1/7  of  residue.  Son, 
Josiah,  home  plantation,  (the  same  having  been  entailed  by  my 
grand  father,  Thomas  Lippincott,  to  my  father,  Isaac  Lippincott,  to 
me).  Son,  Stacy,  money  with  which  to  complete  a  barn  on  tract  in 
Chester  Twsp.,  bequeathed  him  by  his  grandfather,  Isaac  Lippincott. 
Son,  John,  a  young  mare;  also,  40  acres  purchased  of  William 
Hunter  to  be  sold,  when  son  John  is  21.  Remainder  of  lands  and 
personal  estate  to  be  sold.  Division  of  residue  to  be  made  between, 
wife,  Elizabeth,  son,  John,  and  daughters,  Priscillai,  Elizabeth, 
Rachel,  Rebecca  and  Mary  Lippincott.  (Daughters,  their  share  when 
18.)  Executors — son,  Josiah,  and  brother-in-law,  Aaron  Antrim. 
Witnesses — Peter  Slim,  Joseph  Stokes  and  Henry  Warrington. 

1793,  Nov.  17.  Codicil.  Should  son,  John,  die  before  21,  his  share 
of  residue  to  be  divided  between,  wife,  Elizabeth,  and  daughters. 
Son,  Stacy,  to  be  one  of  the  Executors  in  place  of  Aaron  Antrim. 
Witnesses— James  Clancy  and  Joseph  Stokes.    Proved  Dec.  16,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  38. 

1793,  Dec.  7.  Inventory,  £316.0.;  made  by  Peter  Slim  and  Joseph 
Stokes.  File  11393C. 

1792,  July  4.  Lippincott,  Mary,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.,  widow  of  Samuel  Lippincott,  dec'd;  will  of.  Son,  Arney 
Lippincott,  £50.  Daughter,  Anna  Atmore  (wife  of  Caleb  Atmore), 
£100.    Granddaughter,  Mary  Atmore,  a  gown.    Son,  Samuel,  various 


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articles  of  furniture  and  George  Fox's  Journal.  Son,  Caleb,  £1,000 
and  articles  of  furniture.  Granddaughter,  Mary  Shinn,  (wife  of 
Joseph  Shinn),  silver  pin  cushion,  chain  and  ring,  1  pewter  soup 
dish  marked  I.E.  &  M.  A.,  6  pewter  plates  marked  E.  L.,  various 
pieces  of  furniture  and  %  of  monies  due  from  said  Joseph  Shinn. 
•Granddaughter,  Elizabeth  Shinn  (wife  of  Aaron  Shinn),  the  other 
%  of  monies  due  from  Joseph  Shinn;  also  6  metal  plates  marked 
S.  L.  M.,  1  corner  cupboard  and  Windsor  chair.  Grandson,  Caleb 
Lippincott  (son  of  Arney  Lippincott)  £100  and  gold  sleeve  buttons, 
when  21;  should  he  die  before  of  age  the  money  to  be  divided 
between  the  other  children  of  son  Arney  by  his  wife  Lidia.  Grand- 
son, Samuel  Lippincott  (son  of  Caleb),  1  piece  of  Arabian  gold, 
when  21;  should  he  die  before  of  age,  the  same  to  Rebecca  Lippin- 
cott (daughter  of  son  Samuel).  Granddaughters,  Mary  Shinn, 
Elizabeth  Shinn  and  Rebecca  Lippincott,  remainder  of  furniture. 
Son,  Samuel,  residue.  Executor — son,  Samuel  Lippincott.  Witnesses 
— Mary  Ann  Kay  and  John  Atkinson.  Proved  May  term  of  Orphans' 
Court,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  228. 

1795,  Feb.  Term  of  Orphans'  Court.  Caveat;  making  exception 
to  the  £1,000  left  to  Caleb  Lippincott;  the  word  'thousand',  being 
shown  to  have  been  altered  by  someone  unknown  and  inserted  for 
the  word  'hundred*,  which  amount  was  intended  as  the  original 
bequest  to  Caleb  Lippincott.  The  May  term  of  the  Court,  ordered 
the  word  'thousand'  stricken  out  and  the  word  'hundred'  inserted. 

1794,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £1,560.15;  made  by  John  Atkinson 
and  Samuel  Atkinson.  File  11610C. 

1791,  Oct.  3.  Lippincott,  Robert,  of  Shrewsbury  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Personal  estate  to  be  sold  and  plantation  rented 
or  sold,  as  Executors  see  fit.  Monies  to  be  invested  to  bring  up 
and  educate  my  3  daughters,  Easter,  Sarah  and  Anne,  and  divided 
between  them,  or  the  survivors  of  either,  when  of  age.  Executors 
— friends,  Edmond  Williams  and  Benjamin  Jackson.  Witnesses — 
Remembrance  Lippincott,  Thomas  Riddle,  Joel  Riddle.  Proved  Nov. 
29,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  383;  File  6'557-6558M. 

1793,  Oct.  7.  Lippincott,  Mary,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  Jacob  Lippincott,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  Ward  being  out 
of  Wardship  of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage;  makes  choice  of  Edward 
French  as  her   Guardian.    Fellowbondsman — Josiah   Lippincott. 

Lib.  33,  p.  55;  File  11504C. 

1792,  Dec.  13.  Lippincott,  Samuel,  of  Pilesgrove  Twsp.,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  home  place  of  288  acres,  household  goods, 
live  stock,  grain  and  farming  utensils.  Son,  Joshua,  place  whereon 
he  lives  of  200  acres.  To  daughter  Abigail's  3  children,  i.e.,  Samuel, 
Benjamin  and  Naomi  Tyler,  £100  with  interest,  when  of  age. 
Daughter,  Elizabeth  Baker,  £100.  Grandson,  Samuel  Kirby,  £100, 
when  21.  Granddaughter,  Liddie  Lippincott,  £200;  provided  she 
makes  a  deed  of  conveyance  to  Isaac  Eldridge  and  William  Groff 
for  8  acres  of  meadow  by  Delaware  River  in  Upper  Penns  Neck,  late 
property  of  Isaac  Somers,  dec'd.  Residue  to  be  divided  between 
the  2  sons.  Executor — son  Samuel.  Witnesses — ^Jacob  Davis,  Mary 
Davis  and  Thomas  Davis.    Proved.  Lib.  35,  p.  315. 

1794,  Mar.  17.  Inventory,  £993.15.4;  including  an  8  day  clock; 
made  by  Daniel  Bassett  Jr.  File  2122L 


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1794,  Oct.  24.  Lipsett,  Lewis,  of  Northampton  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Ann  Lipsett.  Fellowbondsman — Phinehas  Kirk- 
bride;  both  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  480. 

1794,  Oct.  16.  Inventory,  £45.9.11;  made  by  Phinehas  Kirkbride 
and  Samuel  Woolston,  Sr.  File  11551C. 

1794,  Feb.  9.  Little,  John,  Captain,  of  Princeton,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife  (unnamed),  house  and  lot  in  Princeton,  Somerset  Co., 
in  the  tenure  of  Doctor  Walter  Minto;  21  acres  in  Middlesex  Co., 
near  Princeton,  purchased  of  Doctor  Benjamin  Rush  and  3  wood 
lots,  purchased  of  the  Trustees  of  the  College,  situate  at  Rockyhill, 
Somerset  Co.;  also,  all  plate,  her  choice  of  furniture,  2  cows,  car- 
riage and  horses,  riding  chair,  farm  wagon  and  farming  utensils;  all 
during  the  term  of  her  life;  also,  the  yearly  sum  of  £200  during  her 
life,  and  £800  out  right.  To  Ester  Gaw,  £600.  To  John  Beatty  and 
Enos  Kelsey,  £100,  in  trust,  for  the  purpose  of  building  a  board 
fence  around  the  burying  ground  of  the  Church  at  Princeton  near 
house  of  Dr.  Thomas  Wiggins;  also  to  pay  surplus  to  the  Trustees  of 
said  Church  to  be  applied  toward  the  discharge  of  the  debts  due 
from  the  said  Church  to  the  College  of  New  Jersey.  House  in  which 
testator  lives  and  farm  at  Stony  Brook  with  remainder  of  farming 
utensils  and  household  furniture,  all  to  be  sold;  the  proceeds  to  be 
applied  to  legacies;  and  the  remaining  lands  both  in  New  Jersey 
and  Pennsylvania  to  be  rented  and  rents  applied  to  wife's  annuity. 
Niece,  Mary  Woods,  and  Ester  Gaw,  plate  and  furniture,  left  by  wife 
after  her  decease.  All  real  and  other  personal  to  be  sold  after  wife's 
decease  and  proceeds  divided  among  nephews  and  nieces,  i.e.,  John 
Woods,  George  Woods,  Jr.,  Henry  Woods,  John  Rickey,  Thomas 
Little  of  the  Kingdom  of  Ireland  (son  of  brother,  Thomas  Little), 
Jane  Aspey,  Rosetta  Woods  and  Ann  Ross.  Wife  to  have  the  service 
of  my  3  negro  children.  Poll,  Molly  and  Jack,  until  they  are  28, 
when  they  are  to  be  given  their  freedom.  Executors — John  Beatty, 
John  Woods,  George  Woods,  Jr.,  and  Robert  McGee  (of  the  City  of 
Philadelphia).  Witnesses — Ebenezer  Stockton,  Robert  Field  and 
Richard  Stockton. 

1794,  Sept.  4.  Codicil.  To  friends,  Robert  McGee  and  Hannah, 
his  wife,  Samuel  and  Gilbert  McGee  (sons  of  Robert  and  Hannah), 
and  Molly  Gaa  (sister  of  said  Hannah),  all  of  Philadelphia,  £100 
each,  to  be  paid  after  sale  of  lands  and  before  residuary  estate  is 
divided.  Witnesses — Sarah  Maxwell  and  Ebenezer  Stockton.  Proved 
Sept.   18,   1794.  Lib.   34,  p.   494. 

1794,  Sept.  19.  Inventory,  £1,372.19.4,  including  7  slaves;  made 
by  Thomas  Stockton  and  Daniel  Egnew.  File  8399-8417L. 

1792,  Sept.  18.  Livingston,  Peter  Van  Brugh,  Sr.,  of  Elizabeth- 
town,  Essex  Co.  (formerly  of  the  City  of  New  York) ;  will  of.  Wife, 
Elizabeth,  £60  yearly,  (when  she  receives  her  dues  from  the  estate 
of  her  late  husband  William  Rickets,  she  to  repay  money  advanced 
them).  Son,  Philip,  10  shares  of  real  and  personal  (books  accounts 
being  charged  against  him,  but  allowance  made  for  accounts  paid 
by  him  for  my  son  William,  dec'd).  Grandchildren  (children  of 
daughter,  Catharine  Bayard),  8  shares  (debts  owed  by  Mr.  Nicholas 
Bayard  not  to  be  collected  for  4  years).  Daughter,  Sarah  Ricketts, 
9  shares.  Daughter,  Susannah  Kean,  8  shares.  Grandson,  George 
Van  Brugh  Brown  (son  of  daughter,  Mary  Brown),  '5  shares,  when 


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21.  Granddaughter,  Mary  (daughter  of  son,  Peter),  5  shares,  also 
lot  of  ground  in  Mulberry  Street,  New  York,  when  of  age.  To 
Susan  Livingston  (widow  of  dec'd  son,  Peter),  £60  yearly  out  of 
bequest  to  her  daughter,  Mary,  and  £40  yearly  should  said  Mary 
die  before  of  age.  Granddaughter,  Eliza  Otto  (daughter  of  dec'd 
daughter,  Eliza  Otto),  5  shares,  when  21.  Should  said  grandchildren 
die  before  marriage  or  of  age,  their  shares  to  revert  to  estate.  Ex- 
ecutors— friend,  Gerard  Bancher,  Treasurer  of  the  State  of  New 
York,  and  son,  Philip  Livingston.  Witnesses — Walter  Rutherford, 
Margaretta  Marshall,  Aaron  Ogden. 

1792,  Oct.  2.  Codicil.  Son,  Philip,  all  family  pictures.  Grand- 
daughter, Maria  Pen  Rickets,  all  gold  rings.  Grandson,  Philip 
Rickets,  gold  watch,  seal  and  chain,  and  one  share  in  the  Society 
for  Promoting  Useful  Manufactories  in  New  Jersey.  Grandson,  Sam- 
uel Otto  Rickets,  one  share  of  said  Society.  Grandson,  Peter  Kean, 
one  share  of  said  Society;  also  set  of  gold  vestcoat  buttons.  To 
Rachel  Hanson  and  her  sister,  Elizabeth  McCleaf,  each  £10.  To  wife, 
Elizabeth,  Susan  (widow  of  son,  Peter),  Mary  (daughter  of  son, 
Peter),  the  5  daughters  of  daughter,  Catharine,  and  my  sister,  Sarah 
and  Catharine  (widow  of  brother,  John)  each  a  suit  of  mourning. 
Witness — Aaron  Ogden.    Proved  April  26,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  378;  File  8014-8021G. 

1792,  May  19.  Lloyd,  Richard,  Major,  of  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— William  Lloyd,  of  Monmouth  Co.  and  Nathaniel  Kerr,  said  Co., 
(appointed  during  the  minority  of  Susannah  Lloyd,  the  widow,  who 
is  19).     Fellowbondsman — Edward  Dunlop,  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  169. 

1792,  June  27.  Inventory,  £100.7.9;  made  by  James  Huestis  and 
Edward  Dunlop.  File  530S. 

1794,  Dec.  3.  Adm'rs — Susannah  Lloyd  and  Nathaniel  Kerr.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— John  Holmes;  all  of  Newton,  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  178;  File  603S. 

1794,  Aug.  20.  Lloyd,  Samuel,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.  Int.  Adm'r — John  Clayton.  Fellowbondsman — James 
Lloyd;  both  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  423. 

1794,  Aug.  18.  Inventory,  £97.0.9;  made  by  Nathaniel  Imlay  and 
Samuel  Imlay.  File  7075-7078M. 

1795,  Mar.  16.    Lock,  Benjamin,  Thomas,  John,  Jonas  and  Charles, 

of  Gloucester  Co.  Wards.  Children  of  Jonas  Lock,  of  said  Co., 
dec'd.  Petition  of  Sarah  Lock,  the  mother;  children  being  all  under 
14.  Guardian — Benjamin  Rambo.  Fellowbondsman — Peter  Lock, 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35;  p.  307;  File   1959H. 

1791,  Sept.  7.  Lock,  David,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Cor- 
bet Scudder.  Fellowbondsman — Ezekiel  Day;  both  of  said  Co.  Wit- 
nesses— Jona.  Deare  and  Minne  V.  Voorhies. 

Lib.  32,  p.  463;  File  7885-7886L. 

1791,  Apr.  2.  Lock,  Israel,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Richard  Kirby,  of  Salem  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Coles,  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  213. 

1791,  Mar.  28.  Inventory,  £81.16.1;  made  by  Thomas  Coles  and 
Patrick  Flaningan.  File  178 IH. 

1791,  Mar.  6.     Lock,  John,  Sr.,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 


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Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  Vs  of  profits  of  all  lands  and  personal 
estate.  Son,  Peter,  that  part  of  home  plantation  divided  by  a  line 
from  an  oak  in  line  of  Merideth  Jones'  land.  Son,  John,  other  part 
of  plantation;  also  3  acres  of  meadow  at  Repappau.  Son,  David, 
£65;  to  be  paid  by  son,  John.  Son,  Garrat,  £65,  when  21.  Daugh- 
ter, Catherine,  a  feather  bed,  pewter  dishes,  some  household  furni- 
ture and  2  cows.  Son,  Peter,  3  acres  of  meadow  at  Repappau,  pur- 
chased of  Hance  Hellms  (remainder  of  said  meadow  to  be  divided 
between  sons  David  and  Garrat).  Personal  estate  after  wife's  de- 
cease, to  be  divided  between  said  sons  David  and  Garret  and  daugh- 
ter, Catherine.  Executors — sons,  Peter  and  David  Lock.  Witnesses 
— John  Pinyard,  Joseph  Zane  and  Jonathan  Paul.  Proved  Aug.  15, 
1791.  '  Lib.  32,  p.  195. 

1791,  June  10.  Inventory,  £274.12.11;  made  by  Andrew  Hen- 
drickson  and  John  Pinyard. 

1791,  Aug.  15.  Renunciation  by  Peter  Lock  as  one  of  the  Execu- 
tors. File  178  OH. 

1795,  Mar.  13.  Lock,  John,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co., 
son  of  Zebulon  Lock.  Int.  Adm'r — Peter  Lock.  Fellowbondsman 
— Andrew  Hendrickson;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  301. 

179'5,  Mar.  13.  Inventory,  £42.6.2 1/^;  made  by  James  Wilkins 
and  William  Ford.  File  1961H. 

1795,  Feb.  20.  Lock,  Jonas,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co. 
Int.  Adm'x — Sarah  Lock.  Fellowbondsman — Benjamin  Rambo; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  301. 

1795,  Mar.  2.  Inventory,  £250.10.3;  made  by  Felix  Fisler  and 
Joseph  Blackwood.  File  1960H. 

1792,  Mar.  19.  Lock,  Rebeckah,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Ward.  Daugh- 
ter of  Andrew  Lock,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of  the 
Wardship  of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Dr.  James 
Stratton  as  her,  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — ^James  Carr;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  447;  File  1822H. 

1792,  Nov.  3.  Lodor,  James,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— William  Lodor  and  John  Lodor,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Henry 
Shaver;  all  of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  187. 

1792,  Nov.  2.  Inventory,  £458.17.2;  made  by  Henry  Shaver  and 
Thomas  Hayes.  File  53  IS. 

1793,  Aug.  22.  Lodor,  Jane,  Job,  Anna  and  Johanna,  of  Sussex 
Co.  Wards.  Children  of  James  Lodor,  of  Oxford,  said  Co.,  dec'd. 
On  petition  of  Jane  and  Job  Lodor,  (being  14  years  of  age  and  up- 
wards), that  William  Lodor  be  appointed  their  Guardian.  (Anna 
and  Johanna  Lodor  being  under  14.)  Guardian — William  Lodor,  of 
Oxford.     Fellowbondsman — William  Ferine,  of  Newton,  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  343;  File  567S. 
1791,  Aug.  20.  Longstreet,  Awrey,  of  New  Brunswick,  Middlesex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Lydia,  £150;  also  riding  chair  and  har- 
ness and  negro,  Ceasar,  while  widow.  After  wife's  decease,  negro 
Caesar,  to  daughter,  Lydia  (wife  of  Mathew  Van  Dyke).  Grand- 
sons, John  Reid  and  Aaron  Reid  (sons  of  daughter  Moikey),  each 
£65.     Son,  Samuel,  £25;  also,  clock  and  all  bonds  against  him.    Son, 


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Christopher,  all  bonds  against  him;  he  paying  £100  to  children  of  son 
Derick,  dec'd,  (divided  amongst  them  as  they  come  of  age).  Son, 
Aaron,  £25;  also  smith  tools  and  25  acres  on  east  side  of  brook 
where  Thomas  Van  Dyke  built  a  saw-mill.  Daughter,  Ann  (wife  of 
William  Burtis,  £120.  Grandchildren,  (children  of  son  James,  dec'd), 
i.e.,  Cornelius  and  Aaron,  each  £100,  and  (his)  daughter,  Lenah, 
£50.  Daughter,  Lydia  (wife  of  Mathew  Van  Dyke),  £100;  also  12 
acres  of  woodland  on  Rocky  Hill,  said  Co.,  between  land  of  Aaron 
Long-street  and  Bartholomew  Feurt  and  adjoining  land  of  John 
Bailey,  formerly  Daniel  South's  land.  Remainder  of  real  and  per- 
sonal to  be  sold.  Executors — sons,  Samuel,  Christopher  and  Aaron. 
Witnesses — Henry  Breece,  Robert  Grove,  Bartholomew  Feurt. 
Proved  June  11,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  224;  File  8221-8224L. 

1792,  Feb.  9.  Longstreet,  John,  of  South  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Father,  Samuel  Longstreet,  use  and  profits  of  all  land  dur- 
ing his  life.  After  decease  of  father  land  to  be  divided  between  3 
own  sisters,  i.e.,  Ann  Dye,  Mary  Longstreet  and  Abbie  Longstreet; 
they  to  pay  my  half  sister,  Hannah  Mount,  £40  a  piece.  Executors 
— brother-in-law,  Joseph  Mount,  and  friend  James  Voorhees.  Wit- 
nesses— Garret  Voorhees,  Peter  Dey,  John  Wetherill.  Proved  June 
14,  1792.  Lib.  34,  282;  File  8073-8074L. 

1793,  July  5.  Longstreet,  Margaret,  of  Freehold,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.     Adm'r — John  F.  Longstreet,  of  said  place. 

Lib.  33,  p.   255;  File  6907-6908M. 

1791,  July  20.  Loof borrow,  Elizabeth  and  Thomas,  of  Middlesex 
Co.  Wards.  Said  wards,  children  of  Nathaniel  Loofborrow,  of  said 
Co.,  petition  that  Nathan  Combes  and  Richard  Hartshorne  be  made 
Guardians  of  their  persons  and  estates.  Fellowbondsman — Aaron 
Bloodgood;  all  of  said  Co.     [Filed  at  Burlington]. 

Lib.  32  p.  468;  File  7835-7838L, 

1791,  July  20.  Loofborrow,  Joseph,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  On 
petition  of  Nathaniel  Loofborrow,  father  of  said  Joseph,  that  Guard- 
ians be  appointed.  Guardians — Nathan  Combes,  of  Hunterdon  Co., 
and  Richard  Hartshorne,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Fellowbondsman —  Aaron 
Bloodgood,  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  467;  File  7839-7842L. 

1794,  Dec.  22.  Loop,  Jacob,  of  Hardwick,  Sussex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Christopher  Loop.  Fellowbondsman — George  Wintermute;  both 
of  said  place.  Lib.  35,  p.  178. 

1794,  Dec.  19.  Inventory,  £8.6.3;  made  by  George  Wintermute 
and  John  Murry.  File   604S. 

1793,  Oct.  10.  Loots,  Henry,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Jhane,  use  of  movables  and  land,  (except  4  acres  which  daughter 
Rachael,  is  to  have),  until  youngest  child  comes  of  age.  Children, 
(unnamed),  an  equal  division  of  land  when  youngest  is  of  age.  Ex- 
ecutrixes— wife,  Jhane,  and  daughter,  Rachael.  Witnesses — William 
Hillyer,  William  Hulse  and  William  Hutchinson.  Proved  Nov.  7, 
1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  219;  File  8217-8220L. 

1791,  Dec.  14.  Loper,  James,  Sr.,  of  Deerfield  Twsp.,  Cumber- 
land Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Arthur,  house  and  44: Vz  acres  of  land  join- 
ing William  Miller's  land.  Son,  Uriah,  remainder  of  land  joining 
Daniel  More  and  John  More's    land.      Daughter,    Lovica    Elwell,    7 


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sheep.  Daughter,  Phebe  Carll,  1  cow.  Daughter,  Mary  Tully,  best 
bed.  Grandsons,  James  Loper  and  Stephen  Davis,  each  5  shillings. 
Residue  divided  between  my  3  daughters.  Executors — sons,  Arthur 
and  Uriah.  Witnesses — Joseph  High,  Ezekiel  Loper  and  Phebe 
Loper.     Proved  Jan.  4,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  486;  File  1031F. 

1794,  Dec.  23.  Loree,  Samuel,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Nancy  Loree  (said  Co.)  and  Silvanus  Loree,  of  Orange  Co., 
N.   Y.     Fellowbondsman — William   Kinney,   of   said   Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  158. 

1794,  Dec.  20.  Inventory,  £36.8.5;  made  by  William  Kinney  and 
Zenas  Condict.  File  856N. 

1793,  Oct.  25.  Lot,  Abraham,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Pearson.  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Pearson;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  54;  File  11505C. 

1795,  Feb.  14.  Lott,  Abraham,  late  of  the  City  of  New  York.  Int. 
Adm'r — ^George  Davis,  of  the  City  of  Philadelphia,  merchant.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— George  Davis,  of  the  City  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  167;  File  1721J. 

1786,  Dec.  7.  Lott,  Theophilus,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Brother,  Peter,  grist  mill  and  saw  mill  and  dwelling 
house  below  the  hill  between  the  mill  race  and  the  creek;  also  a  tract 
of  land  beginning  at  the  upper  end  farthest  from  the  Delaware  River 
to  run  on  the  mill  dam  from  the  line  betwixt  testator  and  Jedediah 
Scudder,  and  to  run  in  a  straight  direction  when  it  leaves  the  dam 
down  the  mill  race  on  side  farthest  from  the  creek  to  directly 
before  the  new  house  on  the  hill,  and  to  include  5  acres  of  lowland 
along  the  river;  also  a  brown  horse  and  fishing  sean.  Sisters,  Han- 
nah and  Jane,  each  a  cow  and  privilege  of  living  in  house  while  un- 
married. Brother,  Richard,  remainder  of  real  and  residue;  he  paying 
legacies  which  testator  was  enjoined  to  pay  by  his  father's  will.  Ex- 
ecutors— brothers,  Richard  and  Peter  Lott.  Witnesses — Jedediah 
Scudder,  John  Reeder  and  Joseph  Burroughs.  Proved  April  11,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  137. 

179'5,  Mar.  16.  Inventory,  £415.14.5;  made  by  Jedediah  Scudder, 
John  Reeder  and  Joseph  Burroughs. 

1795,  May  7.  Petition  of  Peter  Lott  to  have  the  25  acres  of  land 
left  by  his  brother,  Theophilus  Lott,  partitioned  by  3  men  appointed 
by  the  Court.  File  1722J. 

1791,  Oct.  17.  Loveland,  Samuel,  of  Little  Egg  Harbor  Twsp., 
Burlington  Co.,  farmer;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  %  of  the  200  acre 
tract  I  had  of  my  father,  Charles  Loveland,  during  her  life,  and  % 
of  movable  estate;  to  bring  up  the  3  small  children,  i.e.,  Benjamin, 
Jemima  and  Diadoma.  Sons,  Charles,  Samuel  and  Benjamin,  the 
whole  200  acres,  (including  the  50  left  their  mother,  after  her  de- 
cease), and  all  my  land  and  salt  marshes  both  in  West  Jersey  and 
Connecticut,  to  be  divided  between  them.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Su- 
brina,  Leacreasy,  Diadony  and  Jemima,  the  other  half  of  movables 
divided  between  them,  when  of  age.  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and 
son,  Charles.  Witnesses — Eli  Mathis,  Asa  Mathis  and  Maja  Mathis. 
Proved  May  24,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  363. 

1792,  May  22.  Inventory,  £237.8.11;  made  by  Lewis  Darnel  and 
Eli  Mathis.  File  11455C. 


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1792,  June  19.  Low,  Joseph,  Sr.,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  house  and  lot  in  Market  Street,  Philadel- 
phia; also  title  in  house  and  lot  in  said  City  where  Israel  Jacobs  now 
lives,  with  power  to  convey  same  to  the  heirs  or  executors  of  Grace 
Wiley,  dec'd,  according  to  agreement  made  between  said  Grace 
Wiley,  my  wife  and  myself,  dated  May  4,  1790;  also  2  feather  beds, 
2  cows,  1  horse  and  provisions  in  house.  Son,  Joseph,  25  acres  of 
woodland  (part  of  plantation  whereon  son  Thomas  now  lives)  be- 
ginning in  line  of  Thomas  Scott's  land  and  Woodbury  road  to  stone 
in  line  of  John  Wood's  land;  also  a  piece  of  cedar  swamp  on  Morris 
River  purchased  of  Richard  Thorn  and  10  acres  called  the  pine 
swamp  purchased  of  John  Sparks;  also  my  desk.  Son,  Thomas,  plan- 
tation whereon  he  now  lives;  also  a  piece  of  cedar  swamp  I  pur- 
chased of  Thomas  West  on  Great  Eggharbour  River;  he  paying  my 
daughter,  Elizabeth,  £50,  and  to  his  eldest  son,  Mark,  £50,  when  21. 
Daughter,  Rachel,  3  lots  in  Woodbury  (one  purchased  of  William 
Wilkins,  one  of  Benjamin  Rambo  and  one  of  Josiah  Chatters).  Son, 
Benjamin,  2  shares  of  residue.  Daughters,  Jane  Brick  and  Rachel 
and  Elizabeth  Low,  each  1  share  of  residue.  Executors — wife, 
Rachel,  son,  Joseph,  and  son-in-law,  Richard  Brick.  Witnesses — 
James  Wilkins,  Thomas  James  and  Jacob  Wood.  Proved  Mar.  17, 
1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  291;  File  1962H. 

1794,  Nov.  27.  Low,  Rachel,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Thomas  Low,  my  clock.  Son,  Joseph  Low,  Vz  of  home 
plantation.  Daughter,  Rachel  Low,  houses  and  lots  in  Woodbury; 
also  residue  of  movable  estate.  To  son,  Benjamin  Low,  daughter, 
Elizabeth  Low,  and  Richard  Brick  and  his  wife  Jane,  the  other  half 
of  plantation;  also  my  house  and  lot  in  Market  Street  between  Front 
and  Second  Streets  and  house  and  lot  in  Second  Street  between  Mar- 
ket and  Arch  Streets  and  the  residue  of  my  real  estate  in  Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania,  all  to  be  equally  divided  between  them;  they 
paying  my  grandson,  Mark  Low,  £50,  when  21.  Executors — son, 
Benjamin  Low  and  son-in-law,  Richard  Brick.  Witnesses — Adelina 
Whitaker,  Rachel  Sanders  and  Isaac  Wilkins.     Proved  Jan.  1,  179'5. 

Lib.  35,  p.  280. 

1794,  Dec.  20.  Inventory,  £269.18.3;  made  by  James  Wilkins  and 
Isaac  Wilkins.  File  1963H. 

1792,  June  1.  Low,  William,  of  Cumberland  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Mary,  %  of  plantation  and  Vs  of  the  Tid  place,  while  widow;  also  1 
cow.  Son,  William,  home  plantation,  with  adjoining  marsh  of  25 
acres  and  Va  of  marsh  on  Bedents  Creek.  Son,  Robert,  plantation 
called  the  Tid  place,  rest  of  marsh  that  was  purchased  with  home 
plantation  and  %  of  marsh  on  Bedents  Creek;  also  cedar  swamp  pur- 
chased of  Joseph  Ireland.  Son,  John,  the  other  Vs  of  marsh  on 
Bedents  Creek,  when  21.  The  sand  Beach  on  Beadents  Creek  and 
26  acres  of  salt  marsh  called  Goose  Island  on  Hanse's  Creek,  and 
movable  estate;  all  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Mary,  £30  for  bringing  up  2 
youngest  children,  i.e.,  Hannah  and  John.  Children,  Lydia  Brad- 
ford, William,  Robert,  Mary,  Margaret,  Hannah  and  John  Low,  each 
an  equal  share  of  the  remainder,  the  sons  when  21,  and  daughters 
when  18.  Son,  John,  the  lands  given  to  sons,  William  and  Robert, 
should  either  of  them  die  without  issue.  Executors — son,  Robert, 
and  Constant  Long.  Witnesses — William  Chard,  Jonathan  Shaw 
and  Ansell  Sheppard.     Proved  July  6,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  472. 


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1792,  June  23.  Inventory,  £251.2.11;  made  by  David  Page  and 
Jonathan  Socwell. 

1794,  Feb.  21.  Petition  and  Citation  by  Mary  Low,  the  widow. 
She  charges  that,  in  the  absence  of  the  testator's  son,  William  Low, 
in  Kentucky,  Robert  Low,  as  Executor,  has  taken  possession  of  the 
home  plantation,  which  is  likely  to  be  squandered  and  lost  by  his 
misconduct.  It  being  her  late  husband's  intention  (by  his  will)  that 
she  should  have  use  of  said  plantation  for  the  bringing  up  of  her 
children;  petitions  that  Robert  Low  be  ordered  to  pay  her  her  legacy, 
and  to  give  security;  or,  to  be  removed,  pending  the  return  of  Will- 
iam Low  from  Kentucky.  Citation,  shows  that  William  Low  (the 
testator)  died  June  16,  1792;  at  which  time  his  daughter,  Hannah 
Low,  was  2  years,  1  month;  son,  John  Low,  an  infant  aged  3  months 
and  2  days. 

Amos  Bradford  offered  as  Security  and  accepted  by  the  Court. 

File  1032F. 

1794,  Jan.  2.  Lowrey,  John,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
William  Lowrey,  of  Alexandria  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Fellowbondsman — 
Joseph  Sherred,  of  said  place.  Lib.  35,  p.  141;  File  1687J. 

1795,  April  1.  Loyd,  Ephraim,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Rebecca,  £100  in  lieu  of  her  dower.  Son,  John,  5 
shillings.  Son,  Ephraim,  part  of  home  plantation  beginning  in  the 
road  corner  of  Joseph  Loyd's  land  running  the  course  of  his  line 
across  to  Adam's  line,  up  Adam's  and  Hancock's  line  to  Joseph  Tin- 
dall's  land  and  along  Tindall's  line  to  point  of  beginning;  also  100 
acres  of  drain  marsh  with  upland  beginning  at  the  mill  near  Bran- 
dreth's  line  running  down  to  the  Causeway  to  the  Island,  from  which 
tract  a  road  is  to  be  laid  off  along  Bolderges  Creek.  Son,  Joseph, 
remainder  of  home  plantation  with  rights  of  road.  Son,  Horatio,  V2 
of  lands  in  Virginia;  also  100  acres  in  Cumberland  Co.  Son,  Stacy, 
the  other  Mi  of  lands  in  Virginia;  also  house  and  lots  in  Pittsgrove 
and  Va  of  personal.  Daughters,  Ann  and  Elizabeth,  each  Vs  of  per- 
sonal. Should  both  sons,  Horatio  and  Stacy,  die  before  21,  their 
share  to  be  divided  between  the  2  daughters.  Whereas  on  Oct.  13, 
1784,  Samuel  Smith,  Charles  Fogg,  Hannah  Walker,  Thomas  Fogg, 
Isaac  Fogg  and  Rebecca  Fogg,  did  convey  to  me  1200  acres  of  land 
in  Harrison  Co.,  Virginia,  in  trust,  my  executors  are  to  convey  to 
them  the  same.  Executors — son,  Joseph  Loyd  and  son-in-law,  Isaac 
Sparks.  Witnesses — ^^Gamaliel  Garrison,  Mary  Garrison  and  Dorcus 
TuUis.     Proved  July  20,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  310. 

1795,  June  8.  Inventory,  £1341,7.7;  made  by  James  Mason  and 
Gamaliel  Garrison.  File  20911. 

1791,  Mar.  8.  Luckenbach,  Johannes,  of  Hope,  Sussex  Co.,  farm- 
er; will  of.  (Formerly  of  Pennsylvania,  now  superintendent  of  farm 
of  Frederick  Marshall,  at  Hope,  said  Co.)  Wife,  Elizabeth,  bed, 
bedding,  chest  of  drawers,  bookcase  and  £10;  also  interest  of  £250 
from  estate  in  Pennsylvania  while  my  widow,  and  £50  of  the  princi- 
pal, should  she  marry  again.  To  4  younger  children  (all  under  age) 
i.  e.,  John,  Abraham,  Samuel  and  Christian,  £6  each.  Executors, 
£10  each.  Remainder  of  estate  (real  and  personal)  to  be  equally 
divided  between  my  7  children,  i.  e.,  eldest  son,  Adam,  Eva,  (wife 
of  George  Pesing),  Catherine  (wife  of  David  Weinland),  and  the 
4  sons  above  named  (first  3  by  a  subsequent  marriage).  Wife  to 
receive  interest  of  the  younger  children's  share  until  such  child  is 


238     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

15;  each  to  have  principal  and  interest  when  21.  Son,  Adam  Luck- 
enbach,  and  David  Weinland  to  be  Guardians  of  younger  children. 
Executors — wife,  Elizabeth,  son,  Adam  Luckenbach,  of  Lower  Sau- 
con  Township,  Northampton  Co.,  Penn.,  farmer,  and  son-in-law, 
David  Weinland,  of  Bethlehem,  Penn.,  stocking  weaver.  Witnesses 
— John  George  Weiss,  George  Huber,  John  Hasse. 

1791,  Oct.  6.  Codicil,  £50  to  be  set  aside  from  estate  before  di- 
vision is  made  for  the  education  of  youngest  son,  Christeon.  Wit- 
nesses— Frederick  Linebach  and  Adam  Luckenbach.  Proved  Apr. 
17,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  160. 

1792,  Apr.  14.  Inventory,  £902.9.10%,  appraised  by  Frederick 
Linebach  and  George  Weiss.  File  '532S. 

1792,  Oct.  9.  Ludham,  Noah,  of  Westfield,  Essex  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Mary,  one  bed,  6  chairs,  low  chest,  2  pewter  platters,  6  pewter 
plates  and  one  hog;  also  all  grain,  rye,  corn  and  flax.  Sons,  Elikem 
and  Henry,  and  daughter,  Rebeccah,  each  %  residue,  when  of  age. 
Executors — friends,  Moses  Tucker  and  John  Ludham,  Jr.  (Execu- 
tors to  sell  piece  of  land  that  adjoins  said  John  Ludham  and  Tal- 
mage  Ross).  Witnesses — John  Ross,  Elizabeth  Ross,  Sarah  Dun- 
ham.    Proved  Mar.  18.  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  494. 

1792,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £26.8.0;  made  by  John  Ross  and  Jacob 
Davis.  File  7510-7513G,  8364-8365G. 

1792,  June  1.  Ludham,  Providence,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Cumber- 
land Co. ;  will  of.  Son,  Jacob,  wearing  apparel,  £50  and  %  of  marsh 
in  Steathem's  Neck.  Daughters,  Judith  Wheaton,  Rachel  Sayres, 
Phebe  Sheppard,  Sally  Watson,  Priscilla  Ludham  and  Lydia  Ludham, 
each  %  part  of  home  plantation,  %  of  cedar  swamp,  Vs  of  marsh 
in  Steathem's  Neck  and  %  of  marsh  below  Tindall's  Island.  Grand- 
sons, Ephraim  and  Reuben  Ludham  (sons  of  Jacob  Ludham),  %  of 
plantation,  Va  of  cedar  swamp,  and  Vb  of  marsh  lands.  Grandson, 
Providence  (son  of  Norton  Ludham),  Va  of  plantation  and  %  of 
marsh  land.  Grandson,  Isaac  Wheaton,  %  of  cedar  swamp.  Grandr 
daughter,  Sarah  Remington,  £50.  (Jacob  Ludham  to  take  charge 
of  bequests,  to  grandsons,  Proidence,  Ephraim  and  Reuben,  and  to 
granddaughter,  Sarah  Remington;  until  they  are  21.)  To  Christopher 
Ludham  (at  Cape  May),  remainder  of  Rag  Wheel  tract.  Daughter, 
Priscilla,  1  young  mare  and  saddle  and  £200.  Daughter,  Lydia,  £20 
and  bond  for  £200.  Youngest  daughters,  i.  e.,  Rachel  Sayres,  Phebe 
Sheppard,  Sally  Watson,  Priscilla  and  Lydia  Ludham,  the  residue  of 
personal.  Executors — son,  Jacob,  and  daughters,  Sally  Watson  and 
Priscilla  Ludham; — the  same  tract  as  Guardians  to  daughter  Lydia. 
(Joel  Fithian,  Esq.,  Isaac  Watson  and  Jacob  Ludham,  with  power 
to  meet  3  other  daughters  to  make  division  with  the  2  youngest). 
Witnesses — Latin  Ware,  John  Eddis,  Catron  Thomson.  Proved  Aug. 
27,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  476. 

1792,  Aug.  1.  Inventory,  £1,252.6.0%  ;  made  by  Joel  Fithian  and 
Richard  Wood,  Jr.  File  1033F. 

1795,  May  28.  Ludlam,  Phebe,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Ludlam.     Fellowbondsman — Abijah  Smith;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  189. 

1795,  July  13.  Inventory,  £57.9.1;  made  by  Matthias  Woodruff 
and  Christopher  Sleeseman.  File  627E. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  239 

1793,  July  6,  Lupardus,  Christian,  Sr.,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex 
Co,  Int.  Adm'rs — William  Lupardus  and  Christian  Lupardus,  Jr. 
Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Randolph;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  231. 

[Not  dated.]     Renunciation  by  Charitje  Lupardus. 

File   8213-8216L. 

1795,  Nov.  19.  Lupardus,  Christian,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Jacob  Wykoff.  Fellowbondsman — Adrian  Van  Nordstrand,  of 
the  Eastern  Precinct,  said  Co. 

1795,  Nov.  20.  Inventory,  £332.1.9;  made  by  Isaac  Williamson 
and  Cornelius  Vanlieu. 

1797,  May  16.  (Jacob  Wykoff,  Adm'r  being  since  dec'd.)  Adm'x 
— Anne  Lupardus.  Fellowbondsmen — Adrian  Van  Nordstrand  and 
John  Stul;  all  of  said  Co. 

1797,  May  20.  Inventory,  £201.2.0,  consisting  of  notes  in  hands 
of  Jacob  Wyckoff,  the  dec'd  Adm'r;  made  by  Isaac  Williamson  and 
Henry  Cock.  Lib.  33,  p.  542;  Lib.  37,  p.  29;  File  981R. 

1793,  June  27.  Lupardus,  Peter,  of  Middlesex  Co,  Ward.  Son 
of  Christian  Lupardus,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  makes  choice 
of  William  Lupardus  as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — William  Lupardus. 
Fellowbondsman — James  Voorhees;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  232;  File  8209-8212L. 
1791,  Apr.  1,  Lupton,  Benjamin,  of  Cohansey,  Cumberland  Co,, 
yeoman;  will  of.  Son-in-law,  David  Parvin,  and  Rachel  his  wife, 
£15,  and  all  lands  during  their  lives;  after  their  decease  said  lands 
to  be  equally  divided  between  David  and  Stephen  Lupton  (sons  of 
Stephen  Lupton,  dec'd).  Nephews,  John  and  Nathan  Lupton  (sons 
of  brother  Nathan  Lupton,  dec'd),  £15  each.  To  Daniel  and  Ben- 
jamin Lupton  (sons  of  brother  Daniel  Lupton,  dec'd),  £15  each. 
To  Lovice  Woodruff  (wife  of  Jesse  Woodruff),  £5.  To  Preston  Wood- 
ruff (son  of  Timothy  Woodruff,  dec'd),  £5.  To  Rachel  Parvin  (daugh- 
ter of  David  and  Rachel  Parvin),  £5.  Residue  to  be  divided  between 
brother's  and  sister's  children.  Executors — David  Parvin  and  Nathan 
Lupton.  Witnesses — John  Lupton,  John  Lawrence,  Nathaniel  John- 
son, Sarah  Lawrence,     Proved  July  8,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  167. 

1794,  July  9.  Inventory,  £147.0.1;  made  by  Jeremiah  Brooks  and 
Israel  Miller.  File  1066F. 

1794,  Dec.  24.  Lyell,  Ellenor,  of  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Son, 
John  Lyell,  Vs  of  lands  and  %  of  buildings  with  Vs  of  residue.  Son, 
Fenwick  Lyell,  use  of  %  of  buildings  and  %  of  lands,  with  Vs  of 
residue  as  long  as  his  present  wife,  Catherine  Lyell,  shall  live;  should 
he  survive  his  wife  and  die  without  issue,  the  same  to  return  to  other 
legatees;  if  he  has  children,  he  may  dispose  of  the  same  to  them. 
Daughter,  Mary  Micheau,  a  piece  of  land  adjoining  her  land  to  Craw- 
ford's line,  bounded  east  by  Elnathan  Field's  land;  also  silver  spoons, 
looking  glass  and  choice  of  furniture,  and  %  of  lands,  and  residue 
during  her  life;  then  to  her  children.  Bond  given  by  Benjamin 
Micheau  unto  Daniel  Wynant  of  Staten  Island  to  be  charged  against 
daughter  Mary's  share.  Negro  wench,  Silvia,  to  be  set  free;  other 
servants  to  choose  their  masters.  Executors — sons,  Fenwick  and 
John.  Witnesses — John  Taylor,  Edward  Tilton,  George  Taylor 
Proved  May  9,  1795.  Lib,  33,  p,  525;  File  7273-7276M. 

1795,  Sept,  4,     Lyell,  Jane,  late  of  Perth  Amboy  now  residing  in 


240     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

Bridgetown,  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  To  David  Lyell  (eldest  son  of 
nephew  Thomas  Lyell,  dec'd),  £40  yearly.  To  Lorian  Lyell  (2nd  son 
of  said  Thomas),  the  eastermost  half  of  lot  in  Perth  Amboy  which 
sister,  Catharine  Lyell,  dec'd,  purchased  of  James  Hamilton  adjoin- 
ing Norris  Thorp's  lot;  also  £600  and  picture  of  my  great  grand- 
father. To  Thomas  Lyell  (3rd  son  of  said  Thomas),  dwelling  house 
and  lot  in  Perth  Amboy  on  High  Street;  also  clock.  Whereas  the 
last  mentioned  Thomas  Lyell  stands  indebted  for  £1400,  i.e.,  unto 
William  Ferrill  (merchant  at  New  York)  for  £200,  unto  one  Sulli- 
van (merchant  at  New  York)  for  £600,  and  unto  one  Watson  (son- 
in-law  of  John  Rattoon  of  Amboy)  for  £600,  for  which  sums  I  have 
given  security;  if,  therefore  the  said  Thomas  Lyell  shall  pay  said  in- 
debtedness in  12  years  he  is  to  have  the  aforesaid  house  and  lot  of 
land,  but  if  he  fails  to  discharge  the  indebtedness,  the  same  to  be 
sold  and  proceeds  (after  discharge  of  debts)  to  be  divided  between 
Thomas,  Lorian,  Mary  and  Jane  Lyell  (excepting  out  of  sale  a  stone 
house  lately  built  by  said  Thomas  Lyell,  which  is  to  remain  to  him). 
Silver  plate  to  be  divided  between  Lorian,  Thomas,  Mary  and  Jane 
Lyell.  To  Catharine  Lyell  (daughter  of  Thomas  Lyell,  dec'd),  £10 
yearly.  To  Mary  Micheau,  £20.  To  relation,  Elizabeth  Reeny  (late 
Elizabeth  Morss),  bed  and  bedding.  To  Jacob,  Daniel  and  John 
Raddicor  (sons  of  Jacob  and  Cynthia  Raddicor),  each  £10,  when  21. 
To  relation,  Herman  Stout,  £40.  To  Catharine,  Mary  and  Jane 
Lyell,  large  silver  box  with  contents  and  chest  with  table  linens.  To 
Cynthia  (late  Cynthia  Raddicor,  now  wife  of  John  Mires),  wearing 
apparel.  To  Lorian,  Thomas,  Mary  and  Jane  Lyell,  the  residue.  Ex- 
ecutors— friend,  Andrew  Bell  of  Perth  Amboy  and  John  Marsh, 
joiner,  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.  Witnesses — Samuel  Marsh,  Elihu  H. 
DeCamp  and  Joseph  DeCamp.     Proved  Nov.  17,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  188. 

1795,  Oct.  22.  Inventory,  £5477.10.2  (consisting  of  notes  and 
bonds) ;  made  by  Andrew  Bell  and  John  Marsh. 

File   8645-86'54L,   9549-9550L. 

1784,  May  6.  Lyell,  Thomas,  Sr.,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Frances,  real  and  personal  for  the  support  and  edu- 
cating of  my  6  children,  i.e.,  David,  Lorian,  Thomas,  Catharine, 
Mary  and  Jane.  Estate  to  be  divided  between  the  surviving  children 
after  wife's  decease.  Executors — wife,  Frances,  and  friend,  John 
Thomson.  Witnesses — Elias  Marsh,  Sarah  Hampton,  Elizabeth 
Marsh.     Proved  June  20,  1794.  Lib.  34,  527;  File  8395-8398L. 

1795,  June  5.  Lyon,  Abraham,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Phebe  Lyon.     Fellowbondsman — John  Young;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  96. 

1795,  June  2.  Inventory,  £208.15.7;  made  by  Nathaniel  Horton 
and  John  Young.  File  884N. 

1794,  Jan.  12.  Lyon,  Mattaniah,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Mary,  bay  mare  and  riding  chair,  2  cows,  2  beds;  also  2 
rooms  in  house  and  negro  wench,  Marie.  Granddaughter,  Mary 
(eldest  daughter  of  son,  John),  2  coverlids.  Son,  Isaac,  £10,  and 
negro  wench,  Marie,  after  wife's  decease.  Son,  Moses,  £12.  Estate 
to  be  divided  into  5  equal  parts.  Son,  John,  £5,  and  his  children  the 
remainder  of  1/5  part.  Sons,  Isaac,  Moses,  Aaron  and  Jacob,  each 
1/5  part.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  son,  Moses.  Witnesses — 
Jacob  Arnold,  Ziba  Ludlum,  William  Canfield.  Proved  Feb.  22,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  144. 


CALENDAR  OF  WILLS— 1791-1795  241 

1794,  Feb.  24.  Inventory,  £310.7.4;  made  by  Henry  Axtell  and 
Joseph  Beers.  File  8'67N. 

1794,  Mar.  15.  McBride,  Daniel,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Naomah,  use  of  all  real  estate  while  widow.  If  she  marries,  Vz  dur- 
ing her  life.  Movable  estate  to  be  put  out  at  interest  for  the  sup- 
port of  John  and  Elizabeth  McBride  (children  of  cousin,  Dennis  Mc- 
Bride) ;  the  principal  payable  to  Elizabeth,  when  18.  To  John  Mc- 
Bride (son  of  cousin,  Dennis  McBride),  all  real  estate  after  wife's 
decease.  Executors — friends,  Nathaniel  Holmes  and  Philip  Hand. 
Witnesses — Hance  Peterson,  George  Munyan,  Isaac  Peterson.  Proved 
Dec.  24,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  102. 

1794,  Dec.  25.  Inventory,  £245.2.1  V^  ;  made  by  Abijah  Smith  and 
Philip  Cresse.  File  608E, 

1794,  July  20.  McCallam,  Isabell,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck  Twsp., 
Salem  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  house  and  lot  whereon 
Mary  Ann  Flemings  now  lives,  during  her  life,  then  to  grandson, 
John  Sinnickson.  Grandson,  John  Sinnickson,  clock  and  £300  with 
interest  when  21.  To  John  Drue,  £5.  To  negro  girl,  Caty,  £'5,  when 
18.  Negro  boy  Sesar  to  be  set  free  when  21.  Residue  to  daughter, 
Elizabeth.  Executors — son-in-law,  Henry  Sinnickson,  and  daughter, 
Elizabeth  Sinnickson.  Witnesses — Richard  Sparks,  Ann  Sparks  and 
Isaac  Newark.     Proved  Feb.  16,  1795.        Lib.  35,  p.  312;  File  2107L 

1795,  Apr.  21.  McCaraker,  Alexander,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int. 
(Estate  left  unadministered  by  Mary  McCaraker,  also  dec'd).  Adm'r 
— Jeremiah  Williamson.  Fellowbondsman — Elbert  Monfort;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  540. 

1795,  Apr.  21.  Inventory,  £1,087.2.4,  consisting  of  certificates; 
made  by  Philip  Van  Arsdalen  and  Peter  D.  Vroom.  (Said  Alexan- 
der McCaraker  said  to  be  late  of  Chester  Co.,  Penna.)      File  982R. 

1795,  Apr.  21.  McCaraker,  James,  Sarah,  Mare:arreta  and  Alex- 
ander, of  Somerset  Co.  Wards.  Children  of  Alexander  McCaraker, 
of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  wards,  being  out  of  the  wardship  of  Mary, 
their  mother,  petition  that  Jeremiah  Williamson  be  made  their 
Guardian.     Fellowbondsman — Elbert  Monfort;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  542;  File  983R. 

1795,  Apr.  21.  McCaraker,  Mary  Ann,  of  Somerset  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  Alexander  McCaraker,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward 
being  an  infant  under  14.  Guardian — Jeremiah  Williamson.  Fel- 
lowbondsman— Elbert  Monfort;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  542;  File  984R. 

1793,  May  13,  McCarty,  Silas,  of  Mansfield,  Burlington  Co.;  will 
of.  Brother,  John  McCarty,  all  wearing  apparel.  To  friend,  Thomas 
Renier  and  his  wife  Diadame,  11  acres  of  land  with  residue.  Ex- 
ecutor— friend  Thomas  Renier.*  Witnesses — Hannah  Newell,  Peter 
White  and  Samuel  Woolman.     Proved  June  24,  1793.     Lib.  33,  p.  16. 

1793,  June  1.     Inventory,  £26.18.;  made  by  Joseph  Craft. 
[*See  Rainier  and  Rainear;  name  made  by  mark.]  File  11507C. 

1792,  Jan.  16.  McClean,  Hugh,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— John  Morris,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — John  Riggs;  both  of  Trenton, 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  193;  File  1614J. 


242     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

1792,  May  29.  McColley,  Edward,  of  Sussex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Sarah,  %  of  rents  from  lands  and  Vs  of  interest  from  monies,  dur- 
ing her  life.  Daughter,  Elidia  Ellison,  £10.  Daughter,  Martha 
Suthard,  interest  of  £200,  during  her  life;  should  she  die  without 
issue  principal  to  be  divided  among  the  children  of  daughter  Elidia 
Ellison,  when  of  age.  Nephew,  Edward  Welburn,  £50,  when  20.  To 
wife's  granddaughter,  Elidia  Lenard,  £30,  when  21.  Residue  to  be 
divided  between  the  children  of  daughter  Elidia  Ellison;  the  boys, 
2  shares  each  and  the  girls,  1  share  each.  Executors — Richard  Ed- 
sall,  Joseph  Sharp  and  Daniel  Larzaleer.  Witnesses — Thomas  Arm- 
strong, Robert  Kennedy  and  Samuel  Wade.     Proved  Aug.  20,  179'5. 

Lib.  36,  p.  121. 

1795,  Jan.  21.     Inventory,  £1,026.15.6;  made  by  Aaron  Hedden 

and  Vincent  Grant.  File  639S. 

1794,  Oct.  28.  McColm,  Hugh,  of  the  Western  Precinct,  Somer- 
set Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Samuel  Minor.  Fellowbondsman — John  Mc- 
Colm; both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  448. 

1794,  Nov.  3.  Inventory,  £44.19.2;  made  by  Peter  Stryker  and 
Henry  Veghte.  File  943R. 

1791,  Apr.  5.  McComb,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
John  Marsh.     Fellowbondsman — Henry  Marsh;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  32,  p.  466;  File  7757r7758L. 

1793,  Sept.  4.  McConkey,  Samuel,  late  of  Franklin  Co.,  Penna. 
Int.     Adm'r — Samuel  McConkey,   of  Freehold,   Monmouth  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  255;  File  6909-6910M. 

1792,  Feb.  7.  McConnel,  Hugh,  Jr.,  of  Morris  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Hugh  McConnel,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  John  Dalrim- 
ple  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Breman;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  109;  File  797N. 

1793,  Nov.  8.  McFerson,  Reuben,  Capt.,  of  Kingwood  Twsp., 
Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — David  McFerson,  Innkeeper.  Fellow- 
bondsman— Aaron  Furman;  both  of  said  place.  Lib.  33,  p.  312. 

1793,  Nov.  7.  Inventory,  personal  £249.17.9;  also  book  accounts 
of  £26.13.1.  Real  estate  consists  of  plantation  whereon  the  widow 
now  lives  subject  to  the  right  of  dower  of  Ann,  the  widow  of  Thos. 
McFerson,  dec'd,  and  plantation  whereon  William  Paxton,  Jr.,  now 
lives — total  value  of  real,  £350. 

1795,  Aug.  7.     Account  by  David  McFerson,  Adm'r. 

1795,  Oct.  29.  Affidavit  by  David  McFerson,  that  he  is  without 
funds  to  pay  debts  due  John  Case  and  Samuel  McFerson. 

1797,  Apr.  5.  Final  account,  showing  £100.5  received  from  sale 
of  said  Reuben  McFerson's  undivided  Vz  of  100  acres,  sold  to 
William  Clifton;  David  McFerson,  Adm'r.  File  1640 J. 

1795,  Jan.  19.  McFetretck,  Joseph,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Catharine  McFetretck,  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Charles 
Beardslee,  of  Hardystown,  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  131. 

179'5,  Jan.  20.  Inventory,  £70.1.10;  made  by  George  McEowen 
and   Charles  Beardslee,  Jr.  File   640S. 

1794,   June  7.      McGwire,  James,   of  Evesham  Twsp.,   Burlingt©n 


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Co.     Int.     Adm'x — Hannah  McGwire.     Fellowbondsman — John  Lip- 

pincott;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  480. 

1794,  May  26.     Inventory,  £133.7.1;  made  by  Samuel  Evans  and 

Caleb  Evans.  File  11552C. 

1791,  Aug.  1.  McKee,  Hugh,  Dr.,  of  Cumberland  Co.  Int.  Adm'x 
— Mary  McKee,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Abner  Woodruff; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  181. 

1791,  July  26.  Inventory,  £470.18.5;  made  by  Ebenezer  Elmer 
and  James  B.  Hunt.  File  1020F. 

1792,  Mar.  3.  McKinney,  John,  of  Newtown,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r— John  Willey.  Fellowbondsman — James  Gibson;  both  of 
said  place  and  Co.     Witnesses — Henry  Littel  and  Thos.  Anderson. 

Lib.  34,  p.  160. 

1792,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  total  £227.13.10  (£5.2.6,  having  been 
deducted  as  money  belonging  to  the  widow  and  her  daughter) ;  made 
by  Henry  Littel  and  Henry  Wilgus.  File  534S. 

1793,  Apr.  24.  McKnight,  Ann,  (formerly  Ann  Sweetman),  of 
Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Robert  McKnight.  Fellowbondsman — 
Moses   Laird;   both   of   Freehold,    said    Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  255;  File  6911-6912M. 

1785,   Feb.   8.      McLeod    [MacLeod],   William,   of  Essex   Co.      Int. 

Adm'r — George    Ross.       Fellowbondsman — Nehemiah    Wade,    Esq.; 

both  of  Elizabethtown,  said  Co.     Witness — Robert  Ogden,  Surrogate. 

Lib.  27,  p.  373. 

1794,  June  2.  Estate  left  unadministered  by  George  Ross.  Adm'r 
— Matthais  Williamson,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — David  A.  Ogden, 
Esq.,  both  of  said  Co.   Lib.  33,  p.  395;  File  6158-6159G,  8108-8109G. 

1793,  Feb.  2,  McMahon,  Jeremiah,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  (An  invalid 
pensioner  of  New  Jersey.)  Int.  Adm'r — Abijah  Bond,  of  the  City 
of  Philadelphia,  gentleman.  Fellowbondsman — George  Beatty,  of 
Trenton  Twsp.,  said  Co,  Lib.  33,  p.  312;  File  1641J. 

1793,  May  8.  McMichael,  Nancy,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  James  McMichael  (who  died  in  Ireland)  late  of  said  Co. 
Said  ward  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage, 
makes  choice  of  Cornelius  Vannoy  of  Maidenhead,  as  her  Guardian. 
Fellowbondsman — James  Wilson,  of  Amwell,  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  314;  File  r521J. 

1793,  Oct.  31.  McMinn,  Ann,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Daughter 
of  Alexander  McMinn,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  being  out  of 
the  Wardship  of  her  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  the  Rev. 
Azel  Roe.     Fellowbondsman — Dre^el  Campbell;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  232;  File  8235-8238L. 

1791,  Aug.  11.  McMonigill,  William,  of  Upper  Alloways  Creek, 
Salem  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Rachel,  £600.  To  William  Mc 
Monigill  McClong,  son  of  Samuel  McClong,  £50  and  wearing  apparel. 
To  Ruth  Nichols,  1  feather  bed.  Personel  property  to  be  sold;  the 
residue  to  Trustees  of  Prince  Town  College,  for  use  of  educating 
young  men  for  the  ministry.  Executors — wife,  Rachel,  Samuel 
McClong  and  Hosea  Lawrence.  Witnesses — Samuel  Ogden,  George 
Swing  and  Dayton  Buck.     Proved  Aug.  13,  1793.        Lib.  33,  p.  114. 


244     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

1793,  Aug.  5.  Inventory,  £268.14.8;  made  by  John  Johnson  and 
John  Stratton.  File  2002Q. 

1791,  Nov.  3.  McMurtrie,  John,  Sr.,  of  Oxford,  Sussex  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  £200,  a  feather  bed  and  a  side  saddle,  and  profits 
of  plantation  for  5  years  after  my  deacese  for  maintaining  the  4 
youngest  children;  also  to  keep  my  mulatto  girl  until  she  is  18. 
Brother,  Abraham,  wearing  apparel  and  Bible.  Nephew,  John,  (his 
son),  a  young  roan  colt.  To  my  step-son,  George  Butler,  a  young 
colt  he  now  claims.  To  step-daughter,  Abigail  Butler,  a  feather  bed 
of  furniture  my  wife,  her  mother,  brought  with  her.  My  lands  in 
Berks  Co.,  and  mill  and  lot  at  Wyoming  in  Pennsylvania;  also  land 
in  Scott's  mountain  above  Thomas  Heyer;  the  2  small  2  acre  lots 
near  the  Tavern  at  the  Cross  Roads;  all  to  be  sold  immediately  after 
my  death.  My  plantation  to  be  sold  in  5  years;  and  plantation 
whereon  John  Shafter  lives  to  be  sold  at  expiration  of  his  lease. 
The  Tavern  and  lot  at  Cross  Roads  and  plantation  whereon  my 
son-in-law,  John  Anderson,  lives,  to  be  rented  till  the  decease  of 
my  brother,  Abraham,  and  a  division  made  between  his  heirs  and 
mine  in  pursuance  of  the  will  of  my  father,  Joseph  McMurtrie.  Son, 
Joseph,  a  young  bay  mare  and  Vs  part  of  remainder  of  estate. 
Son,  John,  a  roan  mare  and  Vb  part.  Son,  Abraham,  Vs  part. 
Daughter,  Margaret,  a  feather  bed  complete,  and  1/10  part.  Daugh- 
ter, Sarah,  a  feather  bed,  and  1/10  part.  Son-in-law,  John  Ander- 
son, for  my  daughter,  Elizabeth,  1/10  part.  Son-in-law,  Richai'd 
Aten,  for  my  daughter,  Nancy,  1/10  part;  all  to  be  paid  after  sale 
of  my  lands  as  nearly  as  possible  when  they  respectively  come  of 
age.  Executors  and  Trustees — wife,  Sarah,  and  son,  Joseph.  Wit- 
nesses— Thomas  Parry,  John  Stute,  Freadrick  Dunbarger.  Proved 
Nov.  25,   1791.  Lib.   3'5,  p.   30. 

1791,  Dec.  8.  Inventory,  £977.5.1,  and  £84.19.  as  value  of  be- 
guests  in  will;  made  by  John  Lowry  and  John  Stute.  File  502S. 

1792,  Feb.  21.  McMurtie,  John,  Jr.,  of  Sussex  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  John  McMurtie,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Abraham 
McMurtie,  of  Oxford,  said  Co.,  as  his  Guardian.  Fellowbondsman — 
Robert  Hoops;  both  of  same  place  and  said  Co.  Witnesses — Chas. 
Rhodes,  W.  Helm.  Lib.  34,  p.  156;  File  533S. 

1791,  May  6.  McPheadry,  Helena,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Henry  Livingston,  of  New  York  City.  Fellowbondsman — Elisha 
Boudinot,  of  Essex  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  510;  File  7310-7311G. 

1794,  Oct.  29.  McQuig,  Neal,  of  Hardyston,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Neal  McDuffy.  Fellowbondsman — Joseph  Worbasse;  both 
of  Newton,  .said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  179. 

1794,  Dec.  6.  Inventory,  £41.18.11;  made  by  Joseph  Worbasse 
and  James  King.  File  605S. 

I79I,  May  6.  MacLean,  William,  of  Barbadoes  Neck,  Bergen  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hester,  whole  estate.  Executor — father-in-law,  John 
Jerolemon.  Witnesses — John  Waldron,  John  Clark  and  James 
Jerolemon.     Proved  Sept.  6,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  527;  File  2107B. 

1777,  Mar.  5.  Maghee,  Robert,  Sr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of. 
Eldest  daughter,  Margaret,  a  negro  wench  Nell,  and  £100;  she  to 
cloth  and  bring  up  her  youngest  sister,  Lydia.     Sons,  William,  John, 


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James  and  Robert,  each  2  parts  of  whole  estate;  daughters,  Mary 
Ann  and  Lydia.  1  part;  same  to  be  divided  amongst  them  when  son 
James  comes  of  age  in  1789,  Executors — brother-in-law,  William 
Ferine,  and  sons,  William  and  John  Maghee.  Witnesses — Philip 
Stoclcton,  Thomas  Wiggins,  William  Maghee.     Proved  Feb.  9,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  217;  File  8233-8234L. 

1792,  Dec,  20.  Maine,  John,  of  Knowlton  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Eleonore,  use  of  plantation,  while  widow, 
with  the  widow  Margaret  Lawrence,  who  is  to  have  her  maintenance 
from  said  plantation  during  her  life.  Should  wife  marry  plantation 
to  be  sold  and  proceeds  put  to  interest  until  youngest  son,  Philip, 
is  21,  then  divided,  and  son,  John  to  have  £5,  and  remainder  in 
equal  shares  between  sons,  John,  Adam  and  Philip,  and  daughter, 
Mary,  Wife,  use  of  personal  while  widow;  V2  should  she  marry, 
and  the  remainder  divided  between  the  children  when  youngest  son 
is  of  age.  Executors — wife,  Eleonore,  and  friends,  Andrew  Banghart 
and  Bernhart  Banghart,  Jr,  Witnesses — John  Faunce,  George 
Sarvis,  William  Molott.     Proved  July  26,  1794,  Lib,  35,  p,  177, 

1794,  July  1.  Inventory,  £41.7,6;  made  by  Peter  Wolfe  and 
Robert  Allison,  File  613S. 

1795,  July  2.  Mairs,  John,  of  Allentown,  Monmouth  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Robert  Imlay,  Fellowbondsman — Robert  Laird;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib,  33,  p,  529. 

1795,  July  6.  Inventory,  £10,16.9;  made  by  Samuel  Imlay  and 
John  Clutch.  File   7277-7280M. 

1790,  Aug.  7.  Mall  [Maul],  Benjamin,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.     Wife,  Rachel,  negro  boy,  Frank;  also  place  v/hereon 

1  now  live  together  with  %  of  marsh  land  and  Vs  of  personal.  Son, 
Ashbury,  Vs  of  personal,  plantation  whereon  he  now  lives  with 
remainder  of  my  marsh,  during  his  life;  then  to  his  eldest  son. 
Daughter,  Lydia,  %  of  personal;  also  tract  of  land  joining  Bebey 
Run,  during  her  life;  then  to  her  eldest  child.  Executors — son, 
Ashbury,  and  son-in-law,  John  Waithman.  Witnesses — Samuel  M. 
Shute,  David  Potter  and  Joseph  Seeley.     Proved  Jan.   5,   1792. 

Lib.  34,  0.  480. 

1791,  Oct.  8,  Inventory,  £222,7,9;  made  by  John  More  and  John 
Burgin.  File  1034F. 

1794,  Feb.  3.  Mandville  (Mandeville),  Henry,  of  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — Margaret  Mandville,  Henry  Mandville  and  Nicholas  Mand- 
ville.    Fellowbondsman — John   Debow;  all  of  said   Co. 

Lib.  35,  p,   r57. 

1793,  Dec.  16.  Inventory,  £357.16.0;  made  by  Isaac  Haulenbeck 
[Hornbeck]  and  John  Debow,  File  8'55N, 

1791,  Feb.  11.  Manning,  Enoch,  of  Essex  Co,;  will  of.  Wife, 
Jennet,  my  wench,  Maria;  also  riding  chair,  horse  and  harness,  and 

2  cows;  and  as  much  furniture  as  she  choses,  and  use  of  all  estate 
until  second  daughter,  Sarah,  is  18.  Executors  to  sell  remainder 
of  estate  when  they  think  best  and  divide  proceeds  equally  between 
my  3  daughters,  Mary,  Sarah  and  Nancy  Manning,  Brother,  Rev, 
James  Manning  to  bring  up  my  eldest  daughter,  Mary.  Executors — 
brother-in-law,  David  Edgar,  of  Woodbridge,  my  neighbor,  Benjamin 
Blackford,  and  my  wife.     Witnesses — ^Joseph  Coles,  Joseph  Manning, 


246     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

Robert  Randolph.     Proved  Aug.  11,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  487. 

1791,  Mar.  1.  Inventory,  £300.3.3,  made  by  Thomas  Fitz  Randolph 

and  Benjamin  Laing.  File  7298-7305G. 


1791,  Mar.  28.  Manning,  John,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm' 
Samuel  F.  Randolph,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.,  and  Sophia 
Manning,  of  Bernard  Town,  Somerset  Co.  Fellowbondsman — Isaac 
Manning,  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  6. 

1791,  Apr.  9.  Inventory,  £423.10.1,  made  by  Fred'k.  Vermeule, 
Jr.,  and  Andrew  Cadmus.  File  884R. 

1793,  Sept.  20.  Marlin,  John,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Jemima,  1  cow,  3  hogs,  %  of  grain  in 
barracks  and  to  be  supported  by  John  Stults  and  wife  on  place,  or 
paid  £15  yearly.  To  Elizabeth,  wife  of  John  Stults,  home  planta- 
tion. Grandson,  John  Marlin  Stults,  £6.  Executors — friend,  Peter 
Stults,  Sr.,  and  Aaron  Bennet,  Sr.  Witnesses — ^John  Wiley,  Aaron 
Bennet,  Sr.,  and  Jno.  Van  Kirk.     Proved  Sept.  30,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  221. 

1793,  Sept.  25.  Inventory,  £72.'5.8;  made  by  Joseph  Mount,  and 
Henry  Cortelyou.  File  8225-8230L. 

1793,  Oct.  16.  Marlon,  John,  of  Willingborough  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas  Marter.  Fello'wbondsman — Peter  Bank- 
jon;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  52. 

1793,  Oct.  14.  Inventory,  £67.1.7;  made  by  David  Stokes  and 
Peter  Bankjon.  File  11506C. 

1791,  Dec.  27.  Marr,  Thomas,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Samuel  Campbell.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel  Sayre;  both  of  New- 
ark, said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  508. 

1791,  Aug.  16.  Inventory,  £19.0.6;  made  by  J.  Campbell  and  D. 

Campbell.  File  7306-7309G. 

1788,  Sept.  25,  Marsh,  EHas,  Sr.,  of  Perth  Amboy,  Middlesex  Co., 
shipwright;  will  of.  New  boat  in  the  stocks,  my  Vs  part  of  the 
Schooner,  "Patient  Mary",  my  scow,  the  "Five  Sisters",  and  negro 
man  Jack;  also  lot  of  salt  meadow  in  Woodbridge  Twsp.;  all  to  be 
sold.  Wife,  Mary,  overplus  of  said  sale,  all  horses  and  cattle,  house- 
hold furniture  and  Vs  of  the  profits  of  estate.  Wife  and  daughters, 
Sarah,  Elizabeth  and  Catherine,  use  of  %  of  house  (wife  during  her 
life  and  daughters  until  they  marry).  Son,  William,  my  stone  house 
with  Vs  of  land  belonging  thereto.  Daughters,  Sarah,  Mary,  Eliz- 
abeth, Susanna  and  Catharine,  the  other  %  of  land,  (25  acres) 
formerly  belonging  to  Samuel  Crow  to  be  divided  between  them. 
Sons,  Elias,  Thomas,  Samuel  and  Joseph,  farm  of  150  acres  in  South 
Amboy  whereon  Timothy  Rose  now  lives  to  be  divided  between  them. 
Sons,  Elias,  Thomas  and  Samuel,  water  lot  in  Perth  Amboy.  Ex- 
ecutors— wife,  Mary,  daughter,  Sarah  Hampton,  and  son,  Joseph. 
Witnesses — Benjamin  Marsh,  Joseph  Golding,  John  Thompson. 

1789,  Jan.  1.  Codicil.  Wife,  Mary,  being  now  deceased,  legacy 
bequeathed  to  her  to  be  divided  between  son,  William,  and  daughters, 
Sarah,  Elizabeth  and  Catharine.  Legacy  to  son,  Samuel,  revoked; 
daughter  Sarah  Hampton,  son,  Joseph  Marsh,  and  daughter,  Mary 
Cooke,  to  have  the  said  legacy  in  trust,  they  paying  the  said  Samuel 


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the  income.    Daughter,  Mary  Cooke,  to  be  an  Executrix.     Witnesses 
— the  same.     Proved  June  18,  1794. 

Lib.  34,  p.  504;  File  8385-8394L. 
1782,  Nov.  8.  Marsh,  WllHam,  Sr.,  of  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  a  bed  complete,  one  cow, 
a  room  and  privileges  of  house  with  support  from  plantation  until 
youngest  son,  Charles,  is  21.  Son,  William,  plantation  of  70  acres 
whereon  he  now  lives  purchased  severally  of  Samuel  Willis,  Samuel 
Elston  and  Benjamin  Collins;  also  lot  of  swamp  land  purchased  of 
Benjamin  Shotwell.  Son,  Samuel,  tract  of  43^/^  acres  purchased 
of  Isaac  Noe,  dec'd;  also  12  acres  of  swamp  land  purchased  of 
Joseph  Morse,  dec'd.  Son,  Hugh,  43  8/10  acres  purchased  of  Ex- 
ecutors of  Henry  D'Camp,  dec'd;  also  10  acres  of  swamp  (part  of 
it  purchased  of  Joseph  Morse),  and  15  acres  purchased  of  Jacob 
Shotwell,  and  (2  acres)  salt  meadow  purchased  of  Joseph  Thorpe. 
Sons,  William  and  Hugh,  to  pay  £100  each,  and  son,  Samuel,  £70, 
for  land  devised  to  them.  Remainder  of  lands  and  homestead 
plantation,  devised  to  me  by  my  father,  Samuel  Marsh,  dec'd,  to  be 
sold  after  youngest  son,  Charles,  is  21,  and  proceeds  equally  divided 
between  my  4  youngest  sons,  i.e.,  John,  James,  Mulford  and  Charles. 
Daughters,  Susanna,  Sarah  and  Betsy,  each  to  have  1  cow  and  a  bed 
with  furnishings.  Wife,  Sarah,  Vs  of  residue  of  personal;  and  the 
4  daughters,  Mary,  Susanna,  Sarah  and  Betsey,  each  %  (youngest 
daughters  when  18).  Executors — brother-in-law,  Hugh  Webster, 
and  sons,  William  and  Samuel  Marsh.  Witnesses — John  Thorn, 
Joseph  Marsh,  Joseph  D'Camp.     Proved  Oct.  31,  1792. 

Lib.   34,  p.   62. 

1792,  Sept.  18.  Inventory,  £307.9.11;  made  by  Jacob  Noe  and 
John  Ludlam.  File   7514-7528G. 

1793,  Oct.  17-  Martin,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— Samuel  Martin,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Leforge;  both  of 
Piscataway,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  230;  File  8231-8232L. 

1794,  May  1,  Martin,  William,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  MuUison  Martin,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Henry 
Marsh  as  Guardian.  Guardian — Henry  Marsh.  Fellowbondsman — 
Nathan  Fitz  Randolph.  Lib.  34,  p.  539;  File  8381-8384L. 

1791,  July  18.  Mason,  Kemble,  of  Burlington  Co.  Int.  Adm'ra 
— Samuel  Mason  and  John  Mason.  Fellowbondsman — Josiah  Gas- 
kill;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  185;  File  11394C. 

1792,  Dec.  27.  Massey,  Thomas,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Hannah,  Vs  of  personal  and  use  of  Vs  of  real  while 
my  widow,  in  order  to  bring  up  and  educate  my  infant  daughter, 
Elizabeth.  Son,  Thomas,  all  lands  and  wearing  apparel.  Daughter, 
Tamson  Massey,  1  chest  of  drawers,  1  looking  glass  and  her  mother's 
clothes;  also  remainder  of  movables.  Son  Thomas  to  pay  infant 
daughter,  Elizabeth,  £10,  when  she  is  18.  Executor — Amos  West- 
cott;  also  to  be  Guardian  of  son,  Thomas,  until  21,  and  daughter, 
Tamson,  until  18.  Witnesses — Ephraim  Harris,  Norton  Laurence 
and  Joanna  Ogden.     Proved  Jan.  28,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  121. 

1793,  Jan.  25.  Inventory,  £149.5.3;  made  by  James  Ogden  and 
Norton  Lavn-ence.  File  1046F. 

1788,  Oct.  17.     Mathews,  James,  of  Woolwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 


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Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  in  Penna.  and  New  Jersey  to  be 
sold.  Grandson,  Samuel  Parsons  (son  of  daughter  Catherine 
Dugan,  alias  Parsons),  £150,  when  21.  Grandson,  James  Campbell, 
(son  of  daughter  Elizabeth  Campbell),  £150,  when  21.  Daughter, 
Jane  Mathews,  interest  from  £100  yearly;  at  her  decease  the  £100 
to  be  divided  between,  son,  Richard,  and  daughters,  Elizabeth  Camp- 
bell and  Phebe  Morrison.  Daughter,  Catherine  Dugan,  £10.  Son, 
Richard,  and  daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Phebe,  each  %  of  residue. 
Grand  children,  i.e.,  William  Dugan,  George  Dugan,  {sons  of  daugh- 
ter Catherine  Dugan),  and  Elizabeth  Dugan  and  Margaret  Dugan, 
(daughters  of  daughter  Phebe  Morrison,  alias  Dugan),  the  other  ^ 
of  residue.  Executor — son-in-law,  John  Campbell,  and  son-in-law, 
Daniel  Morrison.  Witnesses — Thomas  Denny,  Vanderveer  Homan 
and  Gideon  Denny.     Proved  Aug.  28,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  424;  File   1824H. 

1795,  Apr.  14.  Mathis,  Eli,  of  Little  Eggharbour  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Phebe,  2  cows  and  calves,  %  of  furniture 
and  privileges  of  house.  Sons,  Jeremiah,  Asa,  Maza  and  Amasa, 
all  lands  to  be  divided  between  them;  son,  Amasa,  to  have  160  acres 
including  houses  and  buildings  with  meadow  adjoining  Enoch 
Mathis'  land;  the  profits  of  his  land  to  go  to  wife  until  he  is  21; 
thereafter,  the  4  sons  to  pay  wife,  £3.15  yearly.  Executors — Eli 
Mathis  Jr.  and  Frances  Bodine.  Witnesses — Sarah  Loveland,  Stephen 
Skellenger,  Jr.  and  Gulyaner  Skellenger.     Proved  May  19,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  247. 

1795,  May  11.  Inventory,  £173.4.3;  made  by  John  Forman  and 
Jonathan  Smith.  File   11 6 12  C. 

1795,  Mar.  27.  Matlack,  William,  of  Chester  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  George,  houses  and  land  in  Chester  Twsp.;  he 
paying  the  other  bequests.  Son,  Samuel,  £65.  Son,  Joseph,  £15. 
Sons,  William,  Reuben  and  John,  each  £5.  Daughter,  Rebecca 
(now  wife  of  Amos  Buzby),  £5;  also  £25  from  personal  estate. 
The  6  sons  to  share  in  cedar  swamp.  Residue  to  be  equally  divided 
between  sons,  William,  John,  Reuben,  Samuel  and  Joseph.  Executors 
— sons,  Samuel  and  George.  Witnesses — Job  Cowperthwaite,  John 
Roberts,  Jr.  and  Joseph  Stokes.     Proved  May  27,  1795. 

Lib.   35,  p.  227. 

1795,  May  25.  Inventory,  £600.9.5%;  made  by  William  Roberts 
and  Darling  Haines.  File    1611C. 

1790,  Nov.  16.  Matthews,  Isaac,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  will  of.  Wife, 
Priscilla,  one  horse  and  saddle,  and  one  cow  and  calf,  over  her 
lawful  rights.  Daughter,  Deborah  Matthews,  all  my  land,  and  re- 
sidue of  personal,  when  18  or  is  married.  To  Hanna  Hand  (daugh- 
ter of  Shamgar  Hand,  dec'd)  one  heifer.  To  Jacob  Hand  (son  of 
Elishab  Conner)  my  wearing  apparel.  Should  daughter,  Deborah, 
die  before  18  and  without  issue: — to  Richard  Matthews,  son  of 
Richard  Matthews,  20  acres  of  said  land  adjoining  lands  of  Richard 
Matthews,  dec'd;  to  Silas  Matthews  (son  of  Thomas  Matthews, 
dec'd)  all  the  remainder  of  said  land.  Friend,  Stephen  Hand, 
to  be  Guardian  of  daughter,  Deborah,  until  she  is  21.  Executors — 
■wife,  Priscilla,  and  Stephen  Hand.  Witnesses — Philip  Cresse,  Hannah 
Cresse,  Abigail  Hand.     Proved  June  18,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  296. 

1791,  June  16.  Renunciation  by  Priscilla  Matthews.  Witnesses 
— Jonathan  Hand  and  Abigail  Hand. 

1791,  Apr.  19.  Inventory,  £167.14.7  Vi,  made  by  Constantino 
Carll  and  Philip  Cresse.  File  5'56E. 


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1792,  Apr.  19.  Maxwell,  Isaac,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Phebe,  use  of  whole  estate  until  son  David,  is  21;  then  Vs  while  my 
widow,  with  room  and  privilege  of  house.  Son.  David,  all  my  land 
of  84  acres,  bounded  by  lands  of  Mulford  Cory,  Thos.  Scudder, 
Moses  Miller  and  Isaac  Crane,  when  he  is  21.  Daughters,  Susannah, 
and  Elizabeth  Clark,  £60,  each,  to  be  paid  by  son,  David,  when  he 
is  22.  Executors — friends,  Capt.  Benjamin  Cory  and  Ezekiel  Ross, 
of  Essex  Co.;  and  William  Sayre,  of  Morris  Co.  Witnesses — Aaron 
Ball,  Abner  Miller,  James  Smalley.  Proved  June  4,  1792,  at  Newark, 
Essex  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  47. 

1792,  Apr.  27.  Inventory,  £133.12.9,  made  by  Aaron  Ball  and 
Moses  Miller.  File  7530-7535G. 

1795,  Feb.  12.  Mead,  Giles,  of  Bergen  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Henry 
Storm.  Fellowbondsman — Abraham  Garritson;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — Susan  B.  Halsted  and  Nehemiah  Wade. 

Lib.  83,  p.  358;  File  2558B. 

1790,  Nov.  22.  Mead,  Jacob,  of  Pequannack  Twsp.,  Morris  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Anna,  my  young  bay  mare  and  saddle  and  bridle, 
and  to  remain  in  possession  of  land  and  tenements  bequeathed  to 
son,  John,  while  my  widow.  Eldest  son,  Peter,  land  on  west  side 
of  Kikewit  Brook,  except  V2  of  lower  part  of  14  acres  next  to 
Derrick  Freeland.  Son,  John,  all  land  and  tenements  on  east  side 
of  Kikewit  Brook,  and  other  Vz  of  the  14  acres  joining  Derrick 
Freeland.  Son,  Garret,  £60;  son,  Peter  to  pay,  £2'5;  son,  John,  £35; 
but  unless  son.  Garret,  reforms,  he  is  to  have  only  the  interest. 
Remainder  of  personal,  after  wife's  marriage  or  decease,  to  be 
equally  divided  between  my  3  sons.  Executors — wife,  Anna,  and 
son,  Peter.  Witnesses — John  Coughlin,  Isaac  Haulenbeck.  Proved 
Feb.  7,  1791.  Lib.  35,  p.  13. 

1791,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £165.8.6,  made  by  Frederick  Fredericks 
and  Peter  Fredericks.  File  772  N. 

1790,  Nov.  4.  Mead,  Peter,  of  Pompton,  Bergen  Co.;  will  of. 
Sons,  John  and  Simeon,  all  real  estate  to  be  divided  between  them. 
Should  son,  Simeon  die  without  issue,  his  part  to  my  son  Jacob; 
and  should  he  die  without  issue,  the  same  then  to  be  divided  between 
my  son,  John,  my  daughters,  Rachel  and  Nancy,  and  my  grand- 
daughter, Peryna  Erwin,  excepting  10  acres  near  the  building  to  go 
to  son,  John.  Son,  Jacob,  £50,  to  be  paid  in  4  years  by  my  sons, 
John  and  Simeon,  each  £25.  Daughters,  Nancy  (wife  of  Peter 
Ward)  and  Rachel  Mead;  also  granddaughter,  Peryna  Erwin,  £25 
each,  to  be  paid  by  sons,  John  and  Simeon.  Sons,  John  and  Simeon, 
farm  utensels  and  grain.  Son,  Simeon,  best  cow.  Son,  Jacob,  a 
cow.  Sons,  John,  Simeon  and  Jacob;  all  my  horsekind.  Residue,  to 
be  equally  divided  between  all  my  children,  after  daughter,  Rachel, 
has  had  her  outset  equal  to  her  sisters.  Executors — sons,  John, 
Simeon  and  Jacob  Mead.  Witnesses — Isaac  Haulenbeck,  Garret 
Vannep,  Isaac  Peter  Haulenbeck.     Proved  Feb.  27,  1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  520;  File  2103B. 

1790,  Mar.  19.  Mecum,  William,  of  Lower  Penns  Neck,  Salem 
Co.;  will  of.  W^ife,  deceased.  Kinsmen,  Thomas,  Capt.  Andrew  and 
John  Sinnickson  to  be  Executors  and  Guardians  of  children,  request- 
ing that  out  of  affection  for  their  deceased  sister  they  take  a 
parental  care  of  her  orphan  children.  To  3  sons,  William,  George 
Washington  and  Andrew,  each  V^  part  of  real  estate,  division  to  be 


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made  when  William  is  22.  Son,  William,  the  black  horse  colt  which 
has  been  called  his.  Should  son,  William,  die  before  22  without 
issue,  or  either  sons,  George  or  Andrew,  die  before  21  without  issue, 
the  share  of  the  deceased  shall  go  to  the  surviving  brothers.  Estate 
to  be  let  to  farm  until  son,  William,  is  22  and  the  profits  used  for 
the  education  of  3  youngest  children.  Personal  estate  divided 
equally  to  daughters,  Sarah,  Margaret,  Rebecca  and  Eleanor, 
estimating  at  £50  what  has  already  been  given  to  daughter,  Sarah 
Clark.  Daughter,  Margaret,  the  grey  Bohemia  mare  and  saddle,  over 
and  above  her  share.  If  the  marsh  called  Big  Meadow  is  drained, 
before  division  of  real  estate,  the  40  acres  then  to  be  sold  and 
proceeds  divided  equally  between  daughters.  Executors  and  Guard- 
ians— Kinsmen,  Thomas  Sinnickson,  Capt.  Andrew  Sinnickson  and 
John  Sinnickson.  Witnesses  —  Lewshine  Cripps,  Sarah  Philpot, 
Samuel  Dick.     Proved  Jan.  10,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  252. 

1790,  Mar.  23.  Inventory,  £670.11.3;  made  by  William  Bilderback 
and  Joseph  Copner.  File   18641. 

1789,  Mar.  1.  Meeker,  Aaron,  Sr.,  of  Essex  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Hannah,  one  mare  and  riding  chair,  and  the  use  of  £100  while  she 
remains  my  widow.  Tract  of  land  adjoining  Jonathan  Williams  to 
be  sold  to  pay  debts.  Sons,  James,  Henry,  Moses,  Job  and  Aaron, 
and  the  infant  unborn  (should  it  be  a  boy)  to  have  all  my  lands, 
to  be  equally  divided  between  them;  but  wife  to  have  use  of  lands 
to  bring  up  the  children.  Should  the  child  unborn  be  a  girl,  she  is 
to  have  £50.  Executors — David  Cram,  my  brother,  James  Meeker, 
and  wife,  Hannah.  Witnesses — Peter  Fish,  David  Rogers,  Lydia 
Cornish.     Proved  Mar.    10,   1789.  Lib.   34,  p.   33. 

1789,  Mar.  10.     Renunciation  by  Hannah  Meeker,  the  widow. 

File  6832-6835G. 

1791,  Sept.  29.  Meier,  Hermannus,  of  Bergen  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Rachel,  use  of  all  real  and  personal  during  her  widowhood;  also 
my  silver  watch  and  certain  books  from  my  library.  Of  the  800 
acres  of  lot  No.  19  of  the  Great  or  Hardenbergh  Patent  in  Ulster 
Co.,  N.  Y.  deeded  to  me  by  my  father-in-law,  Johannes  Hardenbergh; 
50  acres  in  the  center  of  said  tract  are  to  be  deeded  in  trust  to  such 
persons  belonging  to  the  Reformed  Dutch  Church  who  shall  form  a 
congregation  for  the  erection  of  a  church,  on  said  tract,  and  the  50 
acres  to  be  used  for  the  support  of  the  minister,  except  all  rights  of 
mines  thereon,  which  shall  be  retained  by  my  children.  To  my  3 
children,  i.e.,  Maria,  (wife  of  Alexander  P.  Waldron)  Rebecca,  (wife 
of  Rev.  Jeremiah  Romejni)  and  Johannes  Hardenbergh,  the  re- 
mainder of  lot  No.  19  of  the  Hardenbergh  Patent;  also  remainder  of 
estate  after  my  wife's  decease,  to  be  equally  divided  between  them. 
To  daughter,  Maria,  negro  wench  named,  Susannah,  and  20  of  my 
sermons.  Daughter,  Rebecca,  20  sermons  and  books  from  library. 
Son,  Johannes,  remainder  of  library,  writing  desk  and  manuscripts; 
also  negro  boy,  Moses,  his  riding  mare,  his  bad,  furniture,  etc.;  and 
£50  for  finishing  his  studies.  Executors — wife,  Rachel,  son  Johan- 
nes Hardenbergh,  and  Roelof  Jacobripe.  Witnesses — Philip  Dey, 
Richard  Neafie,  Daniel  Woordin. 

1791,  Oct.  1.  Codicil.  To  daughter,  Maria,  (wife  of  Alexander 
P.  Waldron)  £51.11,  as  an  equivalent  of  dowry  I  have  given  my 
daughter,  Rebecca,  and  in  addition  to  dowry  already  given  daughter, 
Maria.  Witnesses — Philip  Dey,  Richard  Neafie.  Proved  Dec.  7, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  535;  File  2096B. 


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1793,  May  10.  Mershon,  Andrew,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Fransinah,  use  of  real  and  remainder 
of  movable  estate,  while  widow.  Real  and  personal  estate  to  be 
sold  1  year  after  wife's  decease.  Oldest  son,  Henry,  £130.  Grand 
children  (children  of  son  Cornelius),  £100;  to  be  paid  as  he  sees  fit. 
Children  of  son  Nathaniel,  £100;  paid  in  such  proportion  as  he  thinks 
fit.  Son,  Timothy,  £100.  Oldest  daughters,  Sarah  Slack  and 
Rebekah  Hart,  each  £40.  Daughter,  Catharine  Hendrickson,  £85. 
Grandson,  Aaron  Mershon,  £15.  Grandson,  Nathaniel  Mershon 
Phillips,  £5,  when  21.  Residue  to  above  legatees  in  proportion  to 
their  bequests.  Executors — wife,  Fransinah,  and  grandson,  Andrew 
Reeder  and  Stephen  Titus.  Witnesses — George  Merselis,  Sarah 
Phillips,  Neille  McGill.     Proved  July  22,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  297. 

1793,  June  29.  Inventory,  £187.5.9;  made  by  John  Hunt  and 
Phillips  Hart.  File  1643J. 

1792,  Jan.  8.  Mershon,  Benjamin,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife  Abigail,  all  household  goods,  2  cows,  1  horse 
and  riding  chair,  a  negro  girl.  Eve,  and  child,  and  profits  of  farm 
and  woodland  during  her  widowhood.  Negro  girl  and  child  to  be 
free  after  decease  of  wife,  and  rest  of  estate  sold.  Monies  from 
sale  of  estate  to  be  divided  between  my  brother's  and  sister's 
children,  as  follows:  Richard  Hart  (son  of  Elijah),  £50;  Andrew 
Mershon  (son  of  Timothy),  £100;  Benjamin  Mershon  (son  of 
Timothy),  £10;  Joab  Mershon,  £20;  Sarah  and  Janney  Mershon, 
(daughters  of  Henry),  £10  each;  Benjamin  Hart,  (son  of  Phillips), 
£10;  Elijah  Hendrickson  (son  of  Nicholas),  £6;  and  the  Trustees 
of  Pennington  Congregation,  £5.  Lot  of  woodland  adjoining  Joseph 
Titus  and  land  by  schoolhouse  to  be  sold  to  pay  debts.  Negro  boy, 
Bill,  to  be  free  when  21.  Brother,  Henry  Mershon,  the  residue. 
Executors — Stephen  Titus  and  Andrew  Reeder.  Witnesses — Elijah 
Hart,  Nicholas  Hendrickson  and  John  Vannoy.  Proved  Jan.  23, 
1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  194. 

1792,  Jan.  13.  Inventory,  £238.9.1;  made  by  Elijah  Hart  and 
John  Vannoy. 

1801,  May  27.    Account  by  both  Executors.  File  1615J. 

1791,  Sept.  8.  Mershon,  Isaac,  of  Maidenhead  Twsp.,  Hunterdon 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  £100,  in  lieu  of  her  dower,  to  be  paid  in 
5  years  with  interest;  also  a  bed,  and  choice  of  any  part  of  moveable 
estate  as  against  the  £100,  and  to  have  the  refusal  of  house  next 
adjoining  at  a  reasonable  rent  during  term  she  continues  my  widow. 
Rest  and  residue  of  real  and  personal  to  be  equally  divided  between 
my  brothers,  Andrew  Mershon  (for  use  of  his  daughter,  Silly 
Mershon,  payable  when  she  is  18),  Titus  Mershon,  Benjamin 
Mershon  and  Joab  Mershon,  and  my  sister,  Anna  Mershon,  after  10 
years,  or  should  my  widow  remarry;  nevertheless,  should  wife  prove 
in  her  pregnancy  to  have  a  child  or  children,  then  such  to  be  heir 
of  residue  when  of  age.  Lands  to  be  farmed  out  until  th^e  elapse 
of  time  for  said  division.  Executors — Waters  Smith  and  Elias 
Phillips.  Witnesses — Israel  Smith,  Andrew  Mershon,  Robert  Opdike. 
Proved  Oct.  7,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  338. 

1795,  Mar.  23.     Account  of  Elias  Phillips,  Acting  Executor. 

File  156'5J. 

1795,  Feb.  5.  Mershon,  Isaac,  Jr.,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  Isaac  Mershon,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.     On  petition  of  Thomas 


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Tindall  and  Martha,  his  wife,  late  Martha  Mershon,  widow  of  Isaac 
Mershon;  the  said  ward  being  a  son  of  said  Martha  ard  of  whom 
she  was  pregnant  at  the  time  of  the  death  of  her  late  husband,  arid 
entitled  to  the  real  estate  of  the  said  Isaac  Mershon,  dec'd,  by 
virtue  of  his  last  will.  Guardian — Thomas  Tindall.  Fellowbonds- 
man — Joseph  Jones;  both  of  Trenton  Twsp.,  said  Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  170;  File  1734J. 

1791,  June  4.  Mershon,  Thomas,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— William  Mershon  and  James  Mershon.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Mershon;  all  of  said  Co,  Lib.  32,  p.  465. 

1791,  June  13.  Inventory,  £177.0.4;  made  by  Matthew  Rue  and 
Richard  Scott.  File  7847-7850L. 

1780,  Oct.  25.  Meyers,  Cornelius,  of  Orange  Town,  Orange  Co. 
N.  Y.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Sister,  Ann,  wife  of  Stoflfel  Bell,  V4.  part  of 
real.  To  nephew,  Frederick  Terry,  (son  of  sister,  Margaret,  dec'd), 
Vi.  Nephew,  Gysbert  Bogert,  (one  of  the  sons  of  sister,  Catherine, 
dec'd),  %.  Niece,  Mary,  (daughter  of  sister,  Elizabeth,  dec'd.)  V2 
of  the  remaining  Vi.  To  children  of  nephew,  Johannes  Van  Dyck, 
the  other,  %  of  remaining  %  ;  they  being  infants  under  age,  are  to 
have  that  portion  of  real  along  lands  of  Daniel  Herring  from  road  to 
western  boundary  of  farm.  Sister,  Ann,  1  cow,  heifer,  and  all 
grain.  Negro  man,  Tom,  to  be  supported.  Residue  of  personal  to 
be  divided  between  above  (legatees)  in  same  manner  as  real.  Ex- 
ecutrix— sister,  Ann  Bell.  Witnesses — Richard  Howard,  Abraham 
Blauvelt,  John  Herring.  Proved  at  Hackensack,  Bergen,  Co.,  Oct. 
7,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  146. 

1793,  Nov.  22.  Ann  Bell,  the  Executrix  being  since  dec'd; 
administration  was  granted  to  Hendrick  Bell.  Adm'r — Hendrick 
Bell.  Fellowbondsman — John  D.  Herring;  both  of  Orange  Co.,  New 
York  State.  File  2307-2311B. 

1793,  Mar.  29.  Michel,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — William  Montgomery.  Fellowbondsman — Jonathan 
Rhea;  both  of  Freehold,  said  Co.       Lib.  33,  p.  255;  File  6913-6914M. 

1794.  Jan.  8.  Mick,  Borick,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  remainder  of  estate.  Sons,  Charles  and 
William,  £300  lent  to  John  Richards,  dec'd,  on  interest,  with  all 
interest  due  to  be  divided  between  them  when  of  age.  Daughters, 
Sarah  and  Elizabeth  Mick,  Jacob  Cooper's  note  with  interest  due 
to  be  divided  between  them.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  John  Thomp- 
son and  Michael  Mick.  Witnesses — John  Fisher,  Thomas  Dobson 
and  William  McEldowney.     Proved  Feb.  12,  1794.        Lib.  33,  p.  467. 

1794,  Jan.  29.  Inventory,  £73.11.0;  made  by  Gibson  Ashecraft 
and  Simon  Lucas. 

1795,  Jan.  8.  Additional  Inventory,  £689.12.5;  made  by  Abraham 
Hewlings,  Sr.  and  John  DeCou.  File  11533C. 

1795,  Aug.  3.  Mickel,  Daniel,  of  Fairfield,  Cumberland  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  real  and  personal,  while  widow;  should 
she  marry,  then  Vs  ;  and  the  other  %  to  nearest  relation  (unnamed). 
Executors — wife,  Mary,  and  Joseph  Ogden.  Witnesses — Isaac  Bishop, 
Amos  Fithian  and  Jabesh  Smith.     Proved  Sept.  22,  1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  101;  File  1080F. 


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1791,  June  6.  Mickle,  Isaac,  of  Newton  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  household  goods  she  brought  with  her,  1  light 
wagon,  horse,  cow  and  £30;  also  profits  of  house  and  lot  where 
William  Hood  lives,  while  widow.  Nephew,  Joseph  Mickle,  100 
acres  adjoining  his  plantation  which  father  purchased  of  John 
Eastlack,  Nephews,  Joseph  and  Isaac  Mickle,  all  cedar  swamps;  also 
books,  to  be  divided  between  them.  Niece,  Elizabeth  Carter 
(widow  of  John  Carter),  £20.  Niece,  Hannah  Siddon,  £20.  Niece, 
Elizabeth  Davidson,  £10,  Niece,  Sarah  Cooper,  £1000,  or,  to  her 
children,  when  of  age,  in  case  of  her  decease.  Nephew,  Joseph 
Mickle,  the  residue.  Executor — nephew,  Joseph  Mickle.  Witnesses 
— Reuben  Burrough,  Rachel  Nixon  and  James  Sloan.  Proved  Dec. 
10,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  282. 

1795,  Jan.  20.  Inventory,  £5,378.4.;  made  by  Samuel  Kenard 
and  Thomas  Redman.  File  1964H. 

1795,  April  15.  Middleton,  Jacob,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Valentine  Reynolds.  Fellowbondsman — James 
Miller;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  306. 

1795,  April  10.  Inventory,  £74,16.9% ;  made  by  James  Miller  and 
William  Ford.  File  1965H. 

1793,  Oct.  25.  Middleton,  John,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— Sarah  Middleton  and  Edward  Gibbs.  Fellowbondsman — Samuel 
Kennard;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  100. 

1793,  Oct.  22.  Inventory,  £1,280.12.4;  made  by  Samuel  Kennard 
and  Thomas  Githens.  File  1864H. 

1793,  Dec.  16,  Middleton,  Joseph  and  Jacob,  of  Gloucester  Co. 
Wards.  Sons  of  John  Middleton,  of  said  Co.,  deceased;  being  infants 
under  14.  On  petition  of  Sarah  Middleton  that  a  Guardian  be 
appointed.  Guardians — Sarah  Middleton  and  Edward  Gibbs.  Fellow- 
bondsman—Hezekiah  Hopkins.  Lib.  33,  p.  103;  File  1866H. 

1794,  Mar.  22.  Middleton,  Samuel  and  Sarah,  of  Gloucester  Co. 
Wards.  Children  of  John  Middleton,  of  said  Co.;  dec'd.  Said 
wards  being  out  of  the  Wardship  of  their  Guardian  in  Soccage, 
make  choice  of  Edward  Gibbs  and  Sarah  Middleton  Guardians. 
Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Redman;  all  of  said  Co. 

Lib.  35,  p.  83;  File  1900H. 

1794,  Oct.  18.  Miligan,  James,  of  Somerset  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
David  Kelly  and  Margaret  Miligan.  Fellowbondsman — John  King; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  448. 

1794,  Oct.  21.  Inventory,  £171.2.11;  made  by  Thomas  Arrow- 
smith   and   Christopher   Van   Nordstrand.  File    944R. 

1795,  Aug.  18.  Miller,  Charles,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Thomas  Philips  and  Joshua  Stokes.  Fellowbonds- 
man— Samuel  Phillips;  all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  2'53. 

1795.  Ausr.  17.  Inventory,  £750.0.10;  made  by  Samuel  Phillips 
and  Job  Collins.  File  11613C. 

1795,  Jan  21.  Miller,  Eleazer,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — Hezekiah  Stites  Woodruff.  Fellowbondsman — Clement 
Wood;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  96. 


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1795,  Jan.  21.  Hannah  Miller  (widow  of  said  Eleazer  Miller), 
James  Miller  (father  of  said  dec'd)  and  Isaac  Miller,  Jr.,  Ichabod 
Miller,  Enoch  Miller  and  Samuel  Miller  (brothers  of  said  dec'd) ;  all 
renounce  their  right  and  title  to  administer  said  estate. 

File  885N. 

1792,  April  10.  Miller,  Elizabeth,  of  the  City  and  County  of 
Burlington;  will  of.  Daughter,  Hannah,  £5.  Granddaughters, 
Elizabeth  Grubb,  Hannah  Grubb,  Lydia  Grubb,  Deborah  Grubb, 
Sarah  Grubb  and  Edith  Grubb  (children  of  daughter  Sarah  Grubb), 
£70  each,  when  they  respectively  are  21.  Grandsons,  Joseph  Grubb 
and  Robert  Grubb,  £5  each,  when  21.  Daughter,  Sarah  Grubb,  the 
residue.  Executors — ^friends,  John  Cox,  Jr.  and  Daniel  Smith,  Jr., 
of  Burlington.     Proved  Mar.  9,   1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  238. 

1795,  Mar.  13.  Inventory,  £732.10.7;  made  by  Andrew  Craig 
and  Joseph  Wetherill.  File  11614C. 

1791,  Feb.  4.  Miller,  Ephraim,  Sr.,  of  Somerset  Co.;  will  of. 
Wife,  Hannah,  2  cows,  6  sheep  and  1  mare,  and  such  household 
goods  as  necessary  for  her  comfort  and  convenience  in  bringing  up 
the  children;  also  use  of  the  30  acres  bequeathed  to  son,  Ephraim, 
until  he  is  21;  also  during  her  life,  the  use  of  2  best  rooms  of 
dwelling  house  and  £9  yearly,  to  be  paid  by  sons,  Eliphalet,  Conkling 
and  Meeker.  Sons,  Eliphalet  and  Conkling,  100  acres,  purchased 
of  John  Dunham,  adjoining  Benjamin  Cory  and  John  Smally; 
Eliphalet  to  have  the  eastern  half;  Conkling,  the  western  half,  when 
21.  Son,  Ephraim,  30  acres  of  land  whereon  I  now  live,  adjoining 
William  Sayre,  eastward,  James  Smalley,  southerly,  and  northerly  on 
Passaic  River,  with  all  buildings,  when  21.  Son,  Meeker,  £100,  to 
be  paid  by  sons  Eliphalet,  Conkling  and  Ephraim,  each  £33.6.8, 
when  he  is  21.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  all  furniture  left  by  her 
mother  at  her  death,  when  18.  Daughters,  Sabra,  Hannah  and 
Abigail,  £10  each;  Sabra  to  be  paid  by  Eliphalet  when  18;  Abigail 
to  be  paid  by  Ephraim  when  21.  Tract  of  land  (13  acres)  in  Scotch 
Plains,  bounded  west  by  James  Tucker,  north  and  east  by  William 
Miller,  and  south  by  Noah  Miller;  to  be  sold.  Executors  to  be  the 
Guardians  of  children.  Executors — friends,  Moses  Miller,  and 
Capt.  Benjamin  Cory,  and  wife,  Hannah.  Witnesses — Aaron  Ball, 
Joseph  Thompson,   John   Woodruff.      Proved  Feb.   25,1791. 

Lib.  35,  p.  2. 

1791,  Feb.  25.  Inventory,  £67.7.12;  made  by  James  Smalley  and 
Aaron  Ball.  File  885R. 

1792,  Sept.  28.  Miller,  Hannah,  of  Bernard  Town,  Somerset  Co., 
widow  of  Ephraim  Miller.  Int.  Adm'r — Moses  Miller.  Fellow- 
bondsman — David   Smalley;   both   of   said  place  and   Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  99. 

1792,  Sept.  26.     Renunciation  by  David  Conklin,  father  of  said 

Hannah  Miller,  dec'd,  wherein  he  recommends  Moses  Miller  as  Adm'r. 

1792,  Sept.  27.  Inventory,  £77.3.0;  made  by  John  Smalley  and 
David  Smalley.  File  902R. 

1793,  Dec.  17.  Miller,  John,  Sr.,  of  Essex  Co.,  yeoman;  will  of. 
Son,  John,  home  plantation  and  %  of  meadow  lying  at  Connecticut 
Farms  in  a  place  called  Wades,  son,  Samuel,  lot  of  salt  meadow 
which  testator's  father,  Samuel  Miller,  gave  him  in  Elizabethtown 
Great  Meadow  and  rights  in  undivided  lands  in  the  Elizabethtown 


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purchase,  %  of  meadow  at  Connecticut  Farms;  also  1/7  of  personaL 
Daughters,  Mary  Crane  and  Ruth  Crane,  each  %  of  said  fresh 
meadow  and  1/7  of  personal.  Grandsons,  Stephen  Miller  and 
Jonathan  Miller  (sons  of  daughter  Sarah,  dec'd),  %  of  said  mead- 
ow and  1/7  of  personal.  Daughter,  Martha  Cory,  %  of  said  meadow 
and  1/7  of  personal  during  her  life;  then  to  her  3  daughters,  i.e., 
Mary  Pierson,  Nancy  Cory  and  Betsey  Cory.  Daughter,  Abigail 
Hinds,  Vs  of  said  meadow  and  1/7  of  personal,  during  her  life,  then 
to  her  children,  i.e.,  David  Hinds,  Abner  Hinds,  Joseph  Hinds, 
Benjamin  Hinds,  Patty  Terril,  Lydia  Hinds  and  Ruth  Hinds  (the  3 
daughters  to  have  her  1/7  of  personal).  Grandsons,  John  and  Samuel 
Maxwell  (who  have  plantation  adjoining  said  meadow),  their  sister, 
Ruth  Ross  and  the  children  of  their  brother,  Isaac  Maxwell,  dec'd, 
Va  of  said  meadow  and  1/7  of  personal;  provided  they  allow  right  of 
passage  through  their  plantation  to  said  meadow.  Executors — son, 
John  Miller,  friend  Captain  Benjamin  Cory  and  grandson,  Abner 
Miller.  Witnesses — Eliakim  Cory,  Jacob  Williams  and  William 
Coles.     Proved  Jan.  29,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  19. 

1795,  Jan.  7.  Inventory,  £1438.0.6;  made  by  Robart  Clark  and 
Enoch  Williams.  File  8366-8378<J. 

1795,  July  23.  Miller,  Marsh,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — ^Jesse 
Clark.  Fellowbondsmen — Edw.  Clark  and  Abram  Clark.  Wit- 
nesses— Mary  Miller  and  Charles  Scudder.  Lib.  33,  p.  501 

1795,  July  14.  Renunciation  by  Betsey  Miller  (the  widow) ; 
recomending  Jesse  Clark,  an  uncle  of  said  Marsh  Miller,  as  Adm'r. 
Witness — Clark  Miller. 

1795,  July  6.  Inventory,  £65.15.0;  made  by  Daniel  Roberson 
and  Aaron  Miller.  File   8380-8387G. 

1794,  Sept.  20.  Miller,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Daughters,  Rachel  Pangburn  (wife  of  Samuel  Pang- 
burn),  Phebe  Johnson  (wife  of  Samuel  Johnson),  Ruth  Williams 
(wife  of  Samuel  Williams),  and  Amy  Miller,  each  £5.  Son,  Lewis, 
£5.  Son,  John,  £10.  Daughter,  Hannah  Woolly  (wife  of  Isaac 
Woolly),  £7.  Son,  Elias,  £100,  when  21,  if  he  remains  in  service 
of  son,  Samuel  until  of  age;  should  he  die  before  of  age,  same  to 
son,  Samuel.  Son,  Samuel,  remainder  and  residue.  Executor — 
son,  Samuel.  Witnesses — Michael  Meeker,  Joseph  Halsey,  3rd, 
David   Day,   Jr.      Proved  Nov.    5,    1794. 

Lib.   33,   p.   366;   File   8022-8023G. 

1791,  Dec.  26.  Mills,  Jedediah,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Richard  Shaw.  Fellowbondsman — Andrew  Higgins;  both  of  said  Co. 
Witnesses — David  Hughes  and  Lettey  Ewing.  Lib.  32,  p.  303. 

1791,  Dec.  27.  Inventory,  £142.14.10;  made  by  Abraham  Bennett 
and  Spicer  Learning.  File  '557E. 

1790,  Nov.  5.  Mills,  Mary,  of  Essex  Co.,  widow  of  the  Rev. 
William  Mills,  dec'd;  will  of.  Daughters,  Mary  and  Hannah,  wearing 
apparel  and  household  furniture.  Testatrix's  share  in  a  copper 
mine  at  Pequoa  Mountain,  the  Minisink,  Pennsylvania  (left  her  by 
her  father),  to  be  divided  between  all  her  children  (unnamed).  Re^ 
sidue  of  real  and  personal  to  be  divided  into  12  parts;  sons,  each 
1/12  part;  daughter,  Mary,  3/12  part  and  daughter  Hannah,  5/12 
part.  Executors — brother,  Thomas  Reading  of  New  Jersey,  and 
daughters,    Hanna    and   Mary.      Witnesses — Hannah    Smith,    Hanna 


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Boudinot,  Elias  Boudinot.     Proved  Aug.  18,  1794.     Attested  to  by 
Mary  Halsted  and  Hannah  Mills  as  Executors. 

Lib.  33,  p.  372;  File  8024-8027G. 

1789,  Sept.  7.  Mills,  Richard,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  1  cow,  £35  and  use  of  Va  of  planta- 
tion. Daughter,  Elizabeth  Mills,  12  acres  northeast  corner  of 
plantation  joining  land  of  James  Randolph  and  Benjamin  Mints  and 
4  acres  at  northeast  corner  joining  land  of  Jacob  Hall  and  Daniel 
Smalley.  Son,  Richard,  remainder  of  plantation,  swamp  on  Mud- 
dyrun  and  marsh  on  Cohansey  Creek;  also,  wagon,  ploughs  and 
harrows.  Daughters,  Lydia  Stockton,  Abigail  Ayars  and  Rachel 
McFerson,  remainder  of  personal.  Executors — wife,  Elizabeth  and 
son  Richard  Mills.  Witnesses — George  Burgin,  John  Burgin  and 
Daniel  Smalley.     Proved  Aug.   12,   1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  98;  File  1081F. 

1795,  Mar.  20.  Mills,  William,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
Jeremiah  Mills  and  William  Mills.  Fellowbondsman — Smith  William; 
all  of  said  Co. 

1795,  Mar.  19,  Inventory,  £283.18.10;  made  by  Andrew  Hetfield 
and  Noah  Clark.  Lib.  33,  p.  501;  File  8388-8397G. 

1794,  May  8.  Milvan,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter, 
Elizabeth  Milvan,  £40.  Sons,  William  and  James,  rents  and  profits 
of  lands  until  of  age;  then  an  equal  division  of  real  estate  and 
residue.  Executor — friend,  James  Morgan.  Witnesses — Josiah 
Burlew,  William  Burlew.     Proved  May  27,  1794.        Lib.  34,  p.  616. 

1794,  May  17.  (1)  Inventory,  £50.15.2;  made  by  Joshua  Warne 
and  Josiah  Burlew.     (2)  Inventory,  £59.18.2,  made  by  same. 

File  8373-8380L. 

1793,  Sept.  21.  Minnier,  Jacob,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Sussex  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  2  milk  cows,  and  2  cows;  her  house- 
hold furniture  and  provisions,  and  possession  of  place  while  my 
widow.  Son,  John,  home  plantation;  he  attending  to  above  provisions 
for  his  mother.  Daughters,  Catharina  (wife  of  John  Mackey)  and 
Elizabeth,  each  £150  and  Va  of  live  stock,  after  wife's  decease.  Ex- 
ecutors— son,  John,  and  son-in-law,  John  Mackey.  Witnesses — 
Valentine  Metz,  John  White,  Michael  Greyor.    Proved  Oct.  16,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  332;  File  568S. 

1794,  Nov.  21.  Minton,  William,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Hannah  Minton,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Andrew 
Swayze,  of  Independence,  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  179;  File  606S. 

1795,  April  17.  Mintun,  Lemuel,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Hannah  Mintun.  Fellowbondsman — Nathan  Mintun;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  96. 

1795,  April  11.  Inventory,  £104.6.6;  made  by  Joseph  Johanson 
(Johnson)  and  Henry  Vail.  File  886N. 

1791,    Oct.    14.      Mishner    [Michner;    Mickner;    Mixner],    John,    of 

Gloucester   Co.      Int.      Adm'r — Joseph   Mixner.     Fellowbondsman — 
John  Hutchinson;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  215. 

1790,  May  31.  Inventory,  £65.17.7;  made  by  John  Hutchinson 
and  Michael  Wolf.  FUe   1782H. 

1793,  Jan.  20.    Mitchel,  John,  of  Morris  Co.;  will  of.    Real  and 


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personal  property  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  into  12  parts  or 
shares.  Eldest  grandson,  John  Mitchel,  2/12  parts.  Next  eldest 
grandson,  Mitchel  Baldwin,  2/12  parts.  Next  eldest  grandson,  Jere- 
miah Mitchel,  3/12  parts.  Youngest  grandson,  Daniel  Baldwin,  2/12 
parts.  Eldest  granddaughter,  Hyla  Mitchell,  1/12  part.  Youngest 
granddaughter,  Margaret  Baldwin,  2/12  parts.  John  Woodruff  to  be 
paid  £10,  when  21.  Grandchildren  all  under  age  and  their  respective 
shares  to  be  paid  them  as  each  comes  of  age.  Executors — friends, 
Hiram  Smith,  Esq.,  and  Phinehas  Farrand.  Witnesses — Ebenezer 
Farrand,  John  Cobb,  Isaac  Mitchel.    Proved  Feb.  11,  1793. 

Lib    33    t)    322 

1793,   Feb.    8.      Inventory,    £139.10.8;   made   by  John    Cobb   and 

Benjamin  Smith.  File  826N. 

1795,  Oct.  26.  Mitchell,  Nathaniel,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'r — William  Mitchell.  Fellowbondsmen — David  Westfall  and 
Samuel  Potter;  all  of  said  place.  Lib.  36,  p.   134. 

179'5,  Oct.  17.  Inventory,  £60.16.;  made  by  David  Westfall  and 
Solomon   Middah    [Meddough].  File    638S. 

1791,  July  23.  Mizener,  Lawrence,  of  Mendham,  Morris  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Sarah,  remainder  of  estate  after  just  debts  are  paid. 
Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  Daniel  Cook,  Esq.  Witnesses — Daniel 
Owen,  Henry  Cook  and  David  Co.     Proved  Nov.   19,   1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.  76. 

.  Inventory,  £379.13.4;  made  by  Jacob  Thompson  and 

Daniel  Babbit.  File  887N. 

1792,  Aug.  15.  Molleson,  Gilbert,  of  Piscataway,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Ruth,  £200;  horse  and  riding  chair,  2  beds  and 
linens;  also  use  of  real  and  personal  until  son  Elias,  is  21.  Son 
Daniel,  mare  and  colt,  my  watch  and  £300.  Son,  Benjamin,  2  cows, 
my  gun  and  £320.  Son,  Joseph,  large  bible  and  £300.  Son,  Elias, 
my  cane,  silver  clasps  and  £300.  Daughters,  Mercy  and  Ruth,  each 
£150.  Sister,  Sarah  Molleson,  to  be  supported.  Youngest  sons, 
(Joseph  and  Elias),  to  be  put  to  trades.  Legacies  paid  after  son 
Elias,  is  21,  and  real  and  personal  sold.  Residue,  divided  between 
children.  Executors — brothers-in-law,  Joseph  Blackford  and  Jeremiah 
Jeffrey;  both  of  Somerset  Co.  Witnesses — Daniel  Miller,  Jepthah 
Runyon,  and  John  Runyon.     Proved  Sept.   11,   1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  265;  File  8075-8078L. 

1795,  Mar.  9.  Moore,  Bathsheba,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— James  Coleman,  of  Bucks  Co.,  Penna.  Fellowbondsman — George 
Anderson,  of  Nottingham  Twsp.,  Burlington  Co.         Lib.  36,  p.  168. 

1795,  Mar.  9.  Inventory,  £127,8.;  made  by  Peter  Gordon  and 
George  Anderson.  File  1723J. 

1793,  Aug.  6.  Moore,  Enoch,  of  Elizabeth  Town — Rahway,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Mother,  Grace  Moore,  use  of  2  rooms,  with  privileges 
of  house  and  garden.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  income  of  real  and  personal 
estate  with  residue  of  personal,  while  my  widow.  Daughters, 
Rebecca  Botherton  and  Anne  Moore,  home  place  after  wife's  mar- 
riage or  decease.  Grandson,  Enoch  Moore  Shotwell,  (son  of  daugh- 
ter Catherine),  15  acre  lot  purchased  of  David  Shotwell,  and 
£60.13.4,  after  wife's  marriage  or  decease;  if  then,  21,  Executors — 
friends,  Andrew  Elston,  of  Woodbridge,  weaver,  and  Samuel  Marsh, 


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of  Bridge  Town,  carpenter.     Witnesses — John  Moore,  Samuel  Marsh 
and  Joseph  DCamp.     Proved  Sept.   17,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  173;  File  7720-7723G. 
1773,  Jan.  11.  Moore,  Joseph,  of  Hopewell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  that  she  brought  with  her  and 
£100,  to  be  paid  by  son,  Ely,  1  year  after  my  decease,  and  to  have  a 
home  with  him  while  my  widow.  Son,  Ely,  homestead  plantation, 
which  is  bounded  by  lands  of  Henry  Woolsey,  Samuel  Moore  and 
Benjamin  Moore.  Son,  Moses,  plantation  purchased  of  Cornelius 
Ringo.  Son,  Ephraim,  tract  and  piece  of  land  purchased  of  Neheniiah 
Howell  and  that  purchased  of  Peter  Covenhoven.  Daughter,  Eliz- 
abeth, £300,  to  be  paid  by  my  3  sons,  each  £100,  when  she  is  18. 
(Sons,  Moses  and  Ephraim,  not  of  age.)  Residue  of  personal  to  be 
divided  equally  between  the  3  sons.  Executors — ^wife,  Mary,  and 
son,  Ely  Moore.  Witnesses — Samuel  Moore,  Alex  Biles,  Jr.,  Josiah 
Ellis.     Proved  Dec.  2,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  340;  File  r566J. 

1793,  Feb.  22.  Moore,  Joseph,  of  Amwell  Twsp.,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Real  and  personal  property  to  be  sold.  Sister,  Mary 
DeCamp,  £20.  Son,  Samuel,  £60.  Sons,  John  and  Benjamin,  each 
£50.  Daughters,  Huldah  and  Anna  Moore,  each  £50  and  one  feather 
bed  and  one  chest.  Daughter,  Miranda  Moore,  £10,  one  feather  bed 
and  chest.  Children — Sarah  King,  Huldah,  Anna  and  Samuel 
Moore,  Rachel  Head,  John  and  Benjamin  Moore,  Hannah  Cary  and 
Miranda  Moore,  the  residue  divided  between  them.  Executors — 
friends  Henry  Clifton,  Samuel  Kester  and  Robert  Emley  of  King- 
wood.  Witnesses — Isaac  Hill,  John  Hogland,  Abraham  Hogeland. 
Proved  Nov.  8,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  287. 

1793,  Nov.  4.  Inventory,  £248.13.11;  made  by  Roger  Bowman 
and  Robt  Burgess. 

1797,  Feb.  10.     Account  by  Henry  Clifton  and  Robert  Emley. 

File  1644J. 

1795,  Feb.  3.  Moore,  Mary,  of  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of.  Daughter, 
Mary  Cannon,  use  of  home  place  of  3  acres  between  lands  of  Mr. 
Clayton  and  Mr.  Pidgeon,  during  her  life;  also  household  furniture 
and  2  steers.  Granddaughter,  Grace  Cannon,  a  bed.  Granddaughter, 
Mary  Cane,  use  of  home  place  after  the  decease  of  Mary  Cannon; 
then  said  place  to  her  daughter,  Mary  Cane.  Son-in-law,  William 
Birthless,  use  of  house  and  land  whereon  he  lives,  during  his  life; 
them  to  his  children  after  his  decease.  To  servant,  Edmund  Herring, 
the  black  heifer.  Witnesses — William  Baker,  John  Rickey  and  Oke 
Hendrickson.     Proved  Oct.  31,  1795  Lib.  36,  p.  166. 

1795,  Nov.  2.  No  executor  having  been  named  in  will.  Adm'r — 
C.  T.  A. — Joseph  Bond.  Fellowbondsman — Charles  Axford;  both  of 
Trenton,  said  Co.  File  1724J. 

1785,  Jan.  21.  Moore,  Moses,  of  Deerfield,  Cumberland  Co.;  will 
of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  V3  of  real  and  personal  estate  while  widow. 
Son,  Joel,  remainder  of  real.  Daughter,  Mary,  £5.  Daughter, 
Sarah,  the  log  house  now  in  building  with  10  acres  west  of  apple 
orchard;  also  remainder  of  movable  estate.  Executors — wife,  Mary, 
and  son,  Joel.  Witnesses — Fithian  Stratton,  Josiah  Parvin  and 
Holmes  Parvin.    Proved  Dec.  4,  1795.         Lib.  36,  p.  99;  File  1083F. 

1791,  Jan.  24.  Moore,  Nathaniel,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
carpenter,  will  of.     Wife,  Barsheba,  my  cow  and  all  household  goods 


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in  lieu  of  her  dower;  also  money  from  sale  of  moveable  estate.  House 
and  lot  to  be  sold  and  bond  on  same  held  by  Joseph  Brittain  paid 
off,  and  remainder  converted  to  a  mortgage  on  same,  the  annual 
interest  paid  to  my  wife  for  the  bringing  up  of  my  children.  Daugh- 
ter, Sarah,  ^i  of  the  principal,  when  21  or  day  of  her  marriage.  Son, 
David,  the  other  half  of  principal,  when  21.  Son,  Edward  Engleton 
Moore,  the  said  principal  in  case  both  David  and  Sarah  die  before 
21;  or  if  one  die  his  or  her  share  to  the  survivor.  Executors- 
brother,  Gershon  Moore,  and  brother-in-law,  David  Coleman.  Wit- 
nesses— Edward  Engleton,  Geo.  Holcombe,  Eben'r  Cowell,  Jr.  Proved 
May  2,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  368. 

1792,  May  2.  Inventory,  £44.17.0;  made  by  Mahlon  Reed  and 
George  Holcomb.  File  1567J. 

1791,  Aug.  4.  Moore,  Patience,  of  Evesham  Twsp.,  Burlington 
Co.,  widow  of  Joseph  Moore,  dec'd;  will  of.  Daughter,  Patience 
Waney,  all  wearing  apparel.  Son,  Cyrus,  bond  held  against  him, 
and  residue  of  real  and  personal.  Executor — son,  Cyrus  Moor. 
Witnesses — Mary  Sharp,  Chalkley  Rakestraw  and  William  Woolman. 
Proved  May  7,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  548. 

1795,  Mar.  6.  Inventory,  £156.1.3;  made  by  John  Moore  and 
Bethuel  Moore.  File  11615C. 

1791,  Dec.  28.  Moore,  Peter,  Sr.,  of  Hunterdon  Co.;  will  of. 
Eldest  son,  Henry,  1  crown  for  birthright.  Sons,  Jacob,  Joseph  and 
Peter,  12  acres  of  woodland  adjoining  lands  of  Joseph  Boss,  William 
Acker  and  Daniel  Moor.  Sons,  Jacob  and  Peter,  all  live  stock, 
wagons  and  gears.  Sons,  Isaac  and  Samuel,  each  a  horse.  Youngest 
daughters,  Susanna  and  Mary  (wife  of  Isaac  Larue),  each  a  cow, 
4  sheep  and  sundry  pewter.  Sons  Jacob  and  Peter  to  live  on  home 
plantation  for  3  years,  and  if  they  are  inclined  to  keep  it,  they  are 
to  be  charged  with  its  value;  otherwise  it  is  to  be  sold.  Monies  from 
the  sale  of  movables  and  sale  or  valuation  of  land  to  be  divided 
into  shares;  sons,  Henry,  Jacob,  Joseph,  Peter,  Isaac  and  Samuel, 
each  2  shares;  daughters,  Ann,  Susanna  and  Mary,  each  one  share. 
Executors — sons,  Henry,  Jacob  and  Peter  Moore.  Witnesses — 
John  Covenhoven,  Andrew  Trone,  John  Lambert.  Proved  May  1, 
1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  206. 

1792,  April  20.  Inventory,  £461.6.0;  made  by  John  Lambert  and 
Samuel  Corle. 

1796,  Sept.  23.  Account  by  Henry  and  Peter  Moore;  shows 
balance  of  personal  estate  of  £203.17.3  to  be  distributed  agreeably 
to  the  will.  File  1616J. 

1795,  May  28.  Moore,  Samuel,  of  Morris  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Enoch  Conger,  Jr.  Fellowbondsman — Philip  Morris;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  961. 

1795,  May  28.  Inventory,  £69.6.9;  made  by  Philip  Morris  and 
Abraham  Day.  File  888N. 

1781,  Dec.  21.  Moore,  Thomas,  of  Maidenhead,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Esther,  negro  girl  during  her  widowhood;  after  wife 
has  done  with  her,  said  girl  to  return  to  Philip,  John,  Elizabeth  and 
Mersey  Moore,  each  an  equal  share.  Son,  Gershon,  £10.  Sons, 
Philip  and  John,  plantation  and  movable  estate;  Philip,  2  shares  to 
John's  one.     Executors — ^wife,   Esther,   and   sons,   Philip  and  John 


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Moore.     Witnesses — Nathan  Moore,  Philip  Roberts,  Benjamin  Slack. 
Proved  Mar.  28,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  296;  File  1645J. 

1792,  Sept.  15.  Moore,  Thomas,  of  Burlington  Co.  Ward.  Son 
of  Samuel  Moore,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Guardian — ^John  Moore. 
Fellowbondsman — John  Cooper;  both  of  said   Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  408;  File  11456C. 

1794,  Oct.  14.  Moore,  William,  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.,  Middlesex 
Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Henry  Moore  [signs,  Henry  Mare].  Fellowbonds- 
man— Rolph  Marsh;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  536. 

1794,  Apr.  1.  Inventory,  £100.15.8;  made  by  William  Martin  and 
Rolph  Marsh.  File  8367-8372L. 

1792,  Mar.  1.  Moores,  Daniel,  Sr.,  of  Woodbridge,  Middlesex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  furniture  mentioned  in  a  deed  of  gift,  dated 
Mar.  1,  1791.  Eldest  son,  Daniel  B.,  my  ancient  dwelling  house 
with  part  of  lands  and  meadows  lying  on  west  side  of  Passaic  Creek 
and  east  of  road  from  Woodbridge  to  Rahway  River;  also  land  by 
deed,  from  uncle  Robert  Moores,  between  Christopher  Marsh's  and 
Isaac  Thorn's  land;  also  V2  of  land  held  in  right  in  common  in  Wood- 
bridge,  obtained  from  brothers,  Mathew  and  Philip  Moores;  also,  all 
farming  utensils,  1  yoke  of  oxen,  V2  of  sheep  and  %  of  movable 
estate;  also  negro  man,  Jef,  and  negro  girl,  Phillis.  Should  son 
Daniel  die  without  issue;  eldest  son,  of  son  James,  to  have  same, 
when  18;  should  James'  son  die  before  18,  then  grandsons,  Daniel 
Clark,  Daniel  Moores  Cutter,  and  granddaughter,  Abigail  Johnson, 
(daughter  of  son  James)  ;  the  same  divided  between  them.  Should 
son  Brittens,  die  without  issue,  son  James,  to  have  his  lands.  Son, 
James,  my  new  dwelling  house  and  other  half  of  lands  and  movables; 
also  negro  boy.  Levy,  and  black  girl,  Hannah.  Daughter,  Elizabeth 
Clerk  [Clark],  what  she  has  already  had;  V2  of  household  furniture 
and  V3  of  linens,  during  her  life;  same  at  her  decease,  to  grand- 
daughter, Fanna  Harrison.  Son-in-law,  Campyon  Cutter,  all  certi- 
ficates and  indentures  drawing  interest  (in  trust) ;  he  to  pay  daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth  Clerk,  the  V2  interest  during  her  life,  and  V2  of  the 
certificates,  at  her  decease,  to  grandson,  Daniel  Clerk;  the  other  V2 
interest  to  daughter,  Franke  Cutter,  and  the  other  V2  of  certificates, 
at  her  decease,  to  grandson,  Daniel  Moores  Cutter.  Grandson, 
Daniel  Clerk,  negro  girl,  Darkis.  Daughter,  Franke  Cutter,  what 
she  has  already  had;  'V2  of  household  furniture  and  Va  of  linens. 
Grandson,  John  M.  Cutter,  and  granddaughter,  Agness  B.  Cutter, 
each  a  cow  and  calf.  Executors — sons,  Daniel  and  James,  and  son- 
in-law,  Campyon  Cutter.  Witnesses — Jonathan  Coddington,  Asa 
Morris,  David  Coddington.     Proved  May  8,  1792.         Lib.  34,  p.  284. 

1792,  May  8,  Inventory,  £1,430.2.3;  made  by  James  Paton  and 
Robert  Moores.  File  8079-8082L. 

1791,  June  18.  Morehouse,  David,  (Jr.)  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r 
— David  Morehouse.  Fellowbondsman — Benj.  Morehouse;  both  of 
said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  509. 

1791,  June  21.  Inventory,  £78.19.3;  made  by  Ezra  Baldwin  and 
John  Drew.  File   7316-7321G. 

1795,  Oct.  15.  Morehouse,  David,  Sr.,  of  Springfield  Twsp.,  Essex 
Co.,  gentleman;  will  of.  Son,  Benjamin,  house  I  now  live  in  and 
40  acres  of  land.     Son,  Isaac,   30  acres  and  house  where  he  lives. 


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Son,  Stephen,  house  where  widow  of  son,  David,  now  lives,  remainder 
of  home  farm  and  5-acre  lot  in  the  Beaver  pond  adjoining  Esra 
Baldwin.  Son,  Daniel,  house  at  Short  Hills,  where  son,  Benjamin, 
now  lives,  land  south  of  the  road  and  12-acre  lot  in  the  Beaver  pond 
adjoining  lands  of  Thomas  Gardner,  dec'd.  Son,  Jarnes,  lot  of  land 
at  New  Providence  adjoining  land  already  given  him.  Daughter, 
Susannah  Muchmore,  £10.  Daughter,  Abigail  Morehouse,  £10. 
Daughter,  Mary  Morehouse,  £6.  Grandsons,  David,  John  and  Esra 
Morehouse  (sons  of  daughter,  Abigail),  £50,  to  be  divided  between 
them  when  21,  Grandchildren  (children  of  son,  David  dec'd),  i.e., 
Susanna,  Abba,  Isaac,  Winants,  David,  Wade,  Moses  and  Peggy 
Morehouse  each  20  shillings,  and  to  Sally  Trembley  Morehouse,  £4; 
the  boys  when  21,  and  the  girls  when  18.  Executors — sons,  Benj- 
amin and  Isaac.  Witnesses — John  Baly,  Stephen  Morehouse,  David 
Littell.     Proved  Dec.  16,  1795.  Lib.  33,  p.  483. 

1795,  Dec.  14.  Inventory,  £350.19.0;  made  by  Ezra  Baldwin  and 
David  Littell.  File  8398-8405G. 

1786,  July  3.  Morehouse,  John,  Sr.,  of  Newark  Twsp.,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Deborah,  1  cow,  1  horse  and  side  saddle,  all  pewter 
and  use  of  house  and  lands  while  widow.  Son,  Abraham,  V2  of 
home  plantation.  Son,  John,  other  half  of  plantation.  Daughter, 
Mary,  £40,  when  18.  Executors — wife,  Deborah  and  Walter  Smith. 
Guardian  of  sons — Walter  Smith.  Witnesses — Phebe  Morehouse, 
Benjamin  Morehouse  and  Benjamin  Lyon.     Proved  Feb,  7,  1793. 

Lib.  33,  p.  209. 

1786,  Aug.  29.  Inventory,  £87.8.3;  made  by  Nathaniel  Taylor 
and  Benjamin  Lyon. 

1789,  July  23,  Renunciation  by  Deborah  Morehouse.  Witness — 
Matthias  Parcel.  File   7724-7733G. 

1776,  Nov.  23.  Morgan,  Andrew,  Sr,,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co.; 
will  of.  Son,  Asher,  bond  under  date  of  13  June,  1768,  for  £250. 
Son,  William,  plantation  he  now  lives  on.  Sons,  Benjamin  and 
Andrew,  plantation  on  which  I  now  live;  Benjamin  the  east  part; 
Andrew,  the  west  part;  also  all  residue  of  moveable  estate.  Daugh- 
ter, Sarah,  £180,  to  be  paid  by  son  Benjamin  1  year  after  my 
decease.  Daughter,  Dorothy,  £135,  to  be  paid  by  son,  Benjamin, 
in  3  years.  Daughter,  Mary,  £100,  to  be  paid  £50  by  Benjamin,  and 
£50  by  son,  Andrew.  Daughter,  Elizabeth,  £150,  to  be  paid  by  son, 
Andrew,  1  year  after  my  decease.  Son,  Andrew,  also  to  pay  £60  to 
my  daughter,  Dorothy,  1  year  after  my  decease.  Executors — sons, 
William,  Andrew  and  Benjamin.  Witnesses — Wm.  Bryant,  Ezekiel 
Anderson  and  Joseph  Anderson.     Proved  Sept.   17,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  326;  File   r568J. 

1794,  Oct,  14.  Morgan,  George,  of  Deptford  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  use  of  real  and  personal  estate  until 
youngest  son  comes  of  age;  after  which  time  real  and  personal 
property  to  be  sold  and  equally  divided  between  wife  and  the 
children  (unnamed).  Executors — wife,  Sarah,  and  brother,  Jonathan 
Morgan,  Witnesses — Moses  Hewett,  Mary  Leonard  and  Judah 
Heritage.     Proved  Feb.  20,  1795.  Lib.  35,  p.  293. 

1795,  Feb.  20.  Inventory,  £1466.17.6;  made  by  Judah  Heritage 
and  Ephraim  Cheesman.  File  1966H. 

1794,  Apr.  7.     Morgan,  Samuel,  of  Monmouth  Co,     Int.     Adm'r — 


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Cornelius  Van  Horn.     Fellowbondsman — Cornelius  Covenhoven,  Jr.; 

both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  424. 

1794,  Apr.   14.     Inventory,  £198.6.11;  made  by  Garret  Schenck 

and  Benjamin  Van  Mater.  File  7079-7084M. 

1794,  Mar.  31.  Morrell,  Abraham,  of  Elizabethtown,  Essex  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Sarah,  all  property  to  enable  her  to  bring  up  the 
children;  after  her  decease,  same  to  be  divided  between  surviving 
children  (unnamed).  Executors — father,  Jonathan  Morrell  and 
brother  Thomas  Morrell.  Witnesses — Aaron  Lane,  Elias  Sayne, 
Waters  Burrows.     Proved  Apr.  21,   1794. 

Lib.   33,   p.    363;   File   8028-8029G. 

1795,  June  3.  Morris,  Gyrene,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
John  Morris,  of  Woodbridge,  dec'd,  being  out  of  the  wardship  of 
his  Guardian  in  Soccage,  makes  choice  of  Thomas  Goodfellow. 
Guardian — Thomas  Goodfellow.  Fellowbondsman — Thomas  Heath; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  203;  File  8655-8658L. 

1791,  Apr.  30.  Morris,  John,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Nathan  Sutton.  Fellowbondsman — John  Knott;  both 
of  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  410. 

1791,  Apr.  3.  Inventory,  £7.12.6;  made  by  John  Johnston  and 
John   Knott.  File    6'559-6562M. 

1793,  Oct.  28.  Morris,  Margaret,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward. 
Daughter  of  John  Morris,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.  Said  ward  makes 
choice  of  Joseph  Freeman,  Jr.,  as  her  Guardian,  Guardian — Joseph 
Freeman,  Jr.     Fellowbondsman — John  Bloodgood;  both  of  said  Co. 

Lib.    33,   p.    232;   File    8239-8242L. 

1792,  May  23.  Morris,  Samuel,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Sarah  Morris.  Fellowbondsman — Ichabod  Spencer;  both 
of  said  place  and  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  169. 

1792,  May  19.  Inventory,  £42.10.6;  made  by  John  Decker  and 
Silvenes  Southworth.  File  535S. 

1791,  Apr.  18.  Morrison,  William,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs 
— James  Morrison  and  Ezekiel  Davison.  Fellowbondsman — William 
Forman;  all  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Rachel  and  Thos.  Henderson. 

Lib.  32,  p.  414. 

1791,  Mar.  11.  Inventory,  £260.13.6,  made  by  William  Forman 
and  John  A.  Scudder.  File  6563-6568M. 

1792,  Dec.  26.  Morrison,  William,  of  Trenton,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'r — Joseph  McCully.  Fellowbondsman — ^John  McCollum; 
both  of  said  place.  Lib.  34,  p.  245;  File  1617J. 

1793,  Jan.  16.  Morrow,  James,  of  Newton,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'rs — ^Jane  Morrow,  the  widow,  and  Daniel  Symmes.  Fellow- 
bondsmen — William  Perine,  farmer  and  John  Holmes,  merchant; 
all  of  same  place  and  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  343. 

1793,  Jan.  16.  Inventory,  £66.1.9;  made  by  William  Perine  and 
Henry   Hover.  File    570S. 

1794,  Dec.  28.  Morton,  William,  Sr.,  of  Shrewsbury,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.     Wife,   Deborah,   sufficient  household  goods  to  keep 


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house  and  use  of  part  of  home  plantation  bequeathed  son,  Joseph, 
during  her  life.  Son,  John,  plantation  bought  of  Thomas  Woolley, 
adjoining  the  one  he  now  dwells  on.  Son,  William,  plantation 
whereon  he  now  dwells  (except  10  acres  of  woodland  bought  of 
Demon);  also  2  acres  of  sedge  meadow  over  Deep  Creek,  and  IVi 
acres  of  sedge  above  Britten  Mount's.  Son,  Herbert,  the  2  planta- 
tions at  the  Beaver  Dams,  formerly  belonging  to  Preston.  Son, 
Joseph,  home  plantation  and  10  acres  of  woodland  bought  of  Demon, 
next  to  his  brother,  William,  to  Jeffery's  line;  all  after  the  decease 
of  his  mother;  also  piece  of  sedge  called  the  Point  above  Adam 
Woolley's  line.  Son,  Timothy,  small  place  near  the  Beaver  Dams, 
purchased  of  Archer;  also  £100.  Daughter,  Margaret  Morton,  £40. 
Daughter,  Hannah  Potter,  2  cattle  and  6  sheep.  Remainder  of 
movable  estate  to  be  divided  between  the  7  daughters,  i.e.,  Deborah 
Longstreet,  Eastor  Woolley,  Ann  Githings,  Elizabeth  Allen,  Lydia 
Longstreet,  Hannah  Potter  and  Margaret  Morton.  Executors — sons, 
John  and  Joseph,  and  Adam  Woolley.  Witnesses — David  Curtis, 
Sr.,  John  Johnston,  Benjamin  Jackson.     Proved  Feb.   11,   1795. 

1795,  Jan.  22.  Inventory,  £2313.1.10;  Benjamin  Jackson,  Thomas 
Tilton  and  John  Johnston.  Lib.  33,  p.  '503;  File  7281-7284M. 

1794,  June  18.  Mounce,  John,  of  Greenwich  Twsp.,  Gloucester 
Co.  Int.  Adm'x — Ann  Mounce.  Fellowbondsman — William  Wood; 
both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  81. 

1794,  June  16.  Inventory,  £196.11.9;  made  by  Samuel  Tomkin 
and  William  Wood.  File  1901H. 

1784,  May  28.  Mount,  Elizabeth,  of  Upper  Freehold  Twsp., 
Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  a  bed,  desk  and  6  chairs; 
(other  furniture  having  already  been  disposed  of  to  children). 
Four  sons,  Samuel,  Thomas,  Aaron  and  Ezekiel,  the  residue  (consist- 
ing of  Loan  Office  Certificates),  to  be  divided  between  them.  Ex- 
ecutors— sons,  Samuel  Forman  and  Ezekiel  Forman.  Witnesses — 
Peter  Covenhoven,  Jacob  Hendrickson  and  Phineas  Tilton.  Proved 
Jan.  27,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  319;  File  6739-6740M. 

[Elizabeth  Seabrook,  b.  1711;  d.  Mar.  16,  1791;  m  1st,  Ezekiel 
Forman,  m.  2nd  Richard  Mount  who  d.  in  1777.  Above  sons  of 
Elizabeth  Mount,  were  all  children  by  her  1st  husband  Ezekiel 
Forman — Compiler's  Note.] 

1793,  Apr.  4.  Mount,  William,  of  Shrewsbury  Twsp.,  Monmouth 
Co.;  will  of.  Real  and  personal  property  to  be  sold.  Children — 
sons,  Joseph,  Matthias  and  John,  each  1  share,  William  and  Asael 
Chandler,  each  2  shares;  and  daughters,  Sarah  and  Lydia,  each  1 
share  of  proceeds.  Executors — friends,  John  Polhemus  and  Obediah 
Tilton.  Witnesses — Jacob  Fleming,  James  Fleming  and  Joseph 
Throckmorton.     Proved  Apr.   17,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  252. 

1793,  Apr.  15.  Inventory,  £35.16.;  made  by  Aaron  Van  Mater 
and  Jacob  Fleming.  File  6915-6918M. 

1792,  July  17.  Muir,  Anaunah,  of  Morristown,  Morris  Co.  Ward. 
Son  of  David  Muir,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd.;  makes  choice  of  Mary  Muir 
as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Mary  Muir.  Fellowbondsman — William 
Campfield,  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  145;  File  799N. 

1792,    Mar.    6.      Muir,    David,    of   Morristown,    Morris    Co.      Int. 


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Adm'r — William     Campfield.      Fellowbondsman — Jabaz     Campfield; 
both  of  said  Co.     Witnesses — Zebedee  Potter  and  Zebulon  Sutton. 

Lib.  34,  p.  114. 

1792,  Feb.  29.     Renunciation  of  Mary  Muir,  the  widow. 

1792,  Feb.  27.  Inventory,  £188.7.2,  made  by  Michael  Pearce  and 
Jephthah  Wade.  File  798N. 

1795,  April  4.  Muirhead,  Andrew,  of  Hopewell,  Hunterdon  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — John  Muirhead  and  George  Muirhead.  Fellowbonds- 
man— Nathaniel   Hart;   all   of   Hopewell   Twsp.,   said   Co. 

Lib.  36,  p.  168. 
1794,   Nov.    27.      Inventory,   £1352.18.6,   including    19'5   acres   of 
land  valued  @  £1200.;  made  by  James  Willson  and  Daniel  Howell. 

File   1725J. 

1791,  Aug.  29.  Mulford,  Jeremiah,  Sr.,  of  Newark  Twsp.,  Essex 
Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Jeremiah,  bible  and  £30.  Son,  Benjamin,  blue 
coat  and  vest  which  he  is  to  keep  for  his  son  Daniel.  Grand- 
daughter, Mary  Mulford,  bed  and  £30.  Grandchildren,  James 
Campbell,  Hannah  Campbell,  Lidiah  Campbell  and  Patience  Camp- 
bell, each  £5.  Grandchildren,  Thomas  Mulford  and  Serepta  Mulford, 
legacy  remaining  due  from  will  of  father.  Cash  legacies  to  be  paid 
from  bond  held  against  son  Jeremiah.  Executors — son  Jeremiah 
Mulford  and  friend  David  Littell,  Esq.  Witnesses — Phebe  Mulford 
and  Jane  Clark.     Proved  May  19,   1795. 

Lib.  36,  p.   18;  File  8406-8409G. 

1792,  June  8.  Mulford,  Jonathan,  of  the  Borough  of  Elizabeth, 
Essex  Co.  Wife,  Deborah,  her  right  of  dowry,  with  choice  of  bed, 
horse,  saddle  and  bridle,  and  best  cow.  Son,  David,  18  acres  of 
land  adjoining  Cornelius  Mulford  and  Stites  Scudder,  and  the  use 
of  it  to  support  him  through  his  apprenticeship.  Sons,  Daniel  and 
Levi,  home  plantation,  joining  east,  by  land  of  Joseph  Crane,  dec'd, 
north  by  Passaic  river,  west  by  John  Bedell,  dec'd.,  and  south  by 
Isaac  Crane;  to  be  equally  divided  between  them,  and  if  one  or  the 
other  should  die  before  21,  his  part  to  the  survivor.  Daughters, 
Betsey  and  Mary,  each,  £40,  when  18,  or  when  they  marry.  Residue 
of  movables  to  be  divided  between  my  3  sons  and  2  daughter.  Ex- 
ecutors— friend,  Nathaniel  Littel,  and  brother,  Cornelius  Mulford. 
Witnesses — Matthias  Parson,  David  Valentine,  Stephanas  Clark. 
Proved  Dec.  17,  1792.  Lib.  34,  p.  70. 

1792,  Dec.  14.  Inventory,  £323.9.6;  made  by  Benjamin  Pettit 
and   Thomas   Osborn.  File   7536-7543G. 

1792,  June  21.  Mulford,  Dr.  Jonathan,  of  Wantage,  Sussex  Co. 
Int.  Adm'rs — Mary  Mulford,  the  widow,  and  Nathaniel  Kimber. 
Fellowbondsman — ^John  Decker;  all  of  said  place  and  Co. 

Lib.  34,  p.  170. 

1792,  May  28.  Inventory,  £142.7.9;  made  by  John  Decker  and 
Frederic  Delano.  File   536S. 

1794,  Oct.  8.  Munday,  Cloason,  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.,  Middlesex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  £50  as  her  right  of  dower;  also,  2 
horses,  2  cows,  2  hogs,  sheep,  household  furniture  and  15  acres  I 
had  of  my  father  adjoining  brother,  Ephraim,  together  with  the 
place;  all  to  assist  her  in  bringing  up  the  children  while  my  widow. 
Remainder  of  movables  to  be  sold.  Division  of  estate  to  be  made 
when  son,  Elias,  is  21;  the  sons  to  have  2  shares  each,  and  daugh- 


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ters  one  share  each,  (Children  not  named.)  Executors — wife,  Eliz- 
abeth, brother,  Lewis  Mundy,  and  friend,  Joseph  F.  Randolph.  Wit- 
nesses— John  Campbell,  Henry  Campbell,  Ephraim  Mundy.  Proved 
Oct.  24,   1794.  Lib.  34,  p.   522. 

1794,  Oct.  20.  Inventory,  £218.19.8;  made  by  Ellis  Ayers  and 
John  Campbell.  File  8361-8366L. 

1791,  Mar.  12.  Munday,  Thomas,  of  Piscataway  Twsp.,  Middlesex 
Co.,  yeoman;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  all  household  goods,  2  cows  and 
calves,  6  sheep  and  1  hog,  and  the  use  of  my  plantation  for  the 
bringing  up  my  2  sons,  James  and  John,  until  14.  Sons,  James  and 
John,  plantation  whereon  I  now  live,  held  by  a  deed  from  my  father, 
John  Munday,  when  they  are  21.  Executors — wife,  Mary,  and 
brother,  Martin  Munday,  of  Woodbridge  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Witnesses 
— Nath'l  Martin,  Sarah  Munday,  Robert  Ross,  Jr.  Proved  Apr.  23, 
1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  433. 

1791,  Apr.  21.  Inventory,  £158.19.6,  made  by  Edward  Griffith 
and  Robert  Ross,  Jr.  File   7851-7858L. 

.  Mundy,  Thomas,  of  Piscataway  Twsp.,  Middlesex 

Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  goods  she  brought  with  her  and  £50 
in  lieu  of  her  right  of  dower.  Daughters,  Elizabeth  Merrit  and 
Sarah  Mundy,  articles  lent  each  of  them  to  keep  house  with.  Son, 
Ezekiel,  V2  of  uplands,  including  buildings;  also,  V2  of  woodland, 
salt  meadows  and  personal.  Daughter,  Elizabeth  Merrit,  10  acres  off 
north  end  of  plantation  adjoining  her  husband,  Shubal  Merritt,  and 
Vz  of  residue  of  real  and  personal.  Daughter,  Sarah  Mundy,  the 
other  V2  of  residue  of  real  and  personal.  Executor — Melanthon 
Freeman.  Witnesses — Zebulon  Ayers,  Abraham  Mundy,  Asher 
Mundy.     Proved  Oct.  21,  1794.  Lib.  34,  p.  520. 

1794,  Oct.  24.  Inventory,  £457.1.11;  further  appraisement  made 
July  16,  1796,  shows  total  of  £586.5. 10;  made  by  Joseph  Randolph 
and  John  Arnold.  File   8353-8360L. 

1794,  Jan.  15.  Munn,  John,  of  Essex  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — Isaac 
Munn.     Fellowbondsman — Matthias   Dod;  both  of  said   Co. 

Lib.  33,  p.  394;  File  8030-8033G. 

1790,  Oct.  18.  Murphy,  Henry,  of  Upper  Penns  Neck,  Salem  Co.; 
will  of.  Wife,  Martha,  one  horse  and  saddle,  one  cow,  all  pewter, 
and  her  choice  of  provisions;  also  profits  of  place  until  son  John  is 
21.  Son,  John,  wearing  apparel,  1  chest,  and  all  lands.  Daughter, 
Elizabeth  Griffee,  £5.  Wife,  Martha,  and  daughters,  Sarah  and 
Rebecca,  remainder  of  movable  estate,  divided  between  them.  Ex- 
ecutor— kinsman,  Samuel  Burden.  Witnesses — Abraham  Farrow, 
Thomas  Peterson,  Joseph  Burden.     Proved  Jan.  19,  1792. 

Lib.  34,  p.  452. 

1791,  Dec.  14.  Inventory,  £100.18.10;  made  by  Joseph  Burden 
and  Joseph  Crispin.  File  1982Q. 

1793,  Feb.  5.  Mushbach,  John,  of  Walpack,  Sussex  Co.  Int. 
Adm'x — Savilla  Mushbach,  the  widow.  Fellowbondsman — Elias 
Teeter,  of  Knowlton,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  343. 

1793,  Feb.  4.  Inventory,  £98.4.7;  made  by  Elias  Teeter  and 
Garret  Broadhead,  Jr.  File  569S. 

1793,  July  4.     Nayfie  [Neafie]  John,  of  Acquacknack  Twsp.,  Essex 


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Co.;  will  of.  Son,  Richard,  house  and  lot  and  V2  of  personal.  Son, 
Garret,  the  other  V2  of  personal.  Daughter,  Sarah  (wife  of  David 
Dey),  £200;  Vz  to  be  paid  by  each  son.  Executors — the  2  sons, 
Garret  and  Richard.  Witnesses — John  D.  Dey,  Henry  Vanness, 
Richard  Dey.    Proved  Jan.  14,  1794.    Lib.  33,  p.  362;  File  8034-8037G. 

1795,  Dec.  26.  Neil,  James,  of  Gloucester  Co.  Int.  Adm'x — 
Sarah  Neil.  Fellowbondsmen — Robert  Newell  and  James  Miller; 
all  of  said  Co.  Lib.  35,  p.  297;  File  1967H. 

1792,  Aug.  28.  Nevill,  Mary,  of  the  City  of  New  Brunswick, 
Middlesex  Co.,  widow  of  Samuel  Nevill,  dec'd;  will  of.  To  Ann 
Frances  Lupp  (daughter  of  Henry  Lupp),  negro  girl  named  Luck. 
To  Sarah  Vickers  and  Mary  Vickers  (daughters  of  Thomas  Leonard 
Vickers,  dec'd),  money  due  and  owing  from  estate  of  said  Thomas 
L.  Vickers,  when  19.  To  sister,  Sarah  Vickers  (wife  of  Joseph 
Vickers),  interest  from  principal  of  the  estate  of  said  Thomas  L. 
Vickers,  during  her  life,  and  after  her  decease  unto  Lucia  Vickers 
(daughter  of  said  Joseph  Vickers)  until  Sarah  and  Mary  Vickers 
are  of  age.  To  Mary  Lupp  (wife  of  Henry  Lupp)  and  Lucia  Vickers, 
an  equal  share  of  the  residue  of  real  and  personal,  interest  therefrom 
being  paid  to  sister,  Sarah  Vickers,  during  her  life.  Executors — 
brother-in-law,  Joseph  Vickers  and  friend,  Henry  Lupp.  Witnesses 
— Moses  Scott,  Charles  Smith  and  Peter  Keenon.  Proved  Dec.  23, 
1795.  Lib.   35,  p.   187;  File  8659-8664L. 

1790,  July  27.  Nevius,  Petrus,  Sr.,  of  Middlebush,  Somerset  Co., 
yeoman;  will  of.  Wife  (name  not  given),  possession  of  plantations 
while  widow;  should  she  marry,  interest  of  £200  for  life.  Son, 
Petrus,  8-day  clock  (for  birth-right) ;  also  V2  (southerly  side)  of 
home  plantation  (225a),  and  V2  of  wood  lot  in  the  Great  Swamp, 
Middlesex  Co.  (10a.);  he  paying  £150.  Son,  Martines,  plantation 
whereon  he  lives  (157a.).  Son,  David,  other  V2  of  home  plantation 
and  V2  of  said  wood  lot;  he  paying  £200.  Sons,  Petrus,  Martines 
and  David,  and  grand  children,  Petrus  and  Johannes  Bogart,  1,000 
acres  in  Penryn  Twsp.,  Gloucester  Co.  New  York,  and  1,000  acres 
in  Cain  Tucke,  Jefferson  Co.,  Virginia,  to  be  divided  between  them 
(sons,  each  ^/4 ;  grandchildren,  i/4  part).  Personal  to  be  sold. 
Grandsons,  Petrus  and  Johannes  Bogart,  each  £200,  when  21. 
Residue  divided  between  the  3  sons.  Executors — sons,  Petrus; 
Martines  and  David.  Witnesses — Jaques  Voorheese,  Jacques 
Voorheese,    Jr.,    Peter    Stryker.      Proved    Feb.    3,    1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  426. 

1794,  Jan.  7.  Inventory,  £1,243.14.10;  including  4  negroes,  made 
by  John  Stryker,  Roeloff  Voorheese  and  Samuel  Gulick.  (Signs, 
Peter  P.   Nevius).  File   947R. 

1795,  Sept.  11.  Newbold,  Samuel,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  Burling- 
ton Co.;  will  of.  Plantation,  known  by  the  name  of  Miller's  and  2 
surveys  made  by  grandfather,  Michael  Newbold  (one  19  acres,  the 
other  '5  acres  in  Mansfield  Twsp.,  adjoining  said  Miller's) ;  also  cedar 
swamps  and  pine  lands  (excepting  cedar  swamp  on  north  branch 
of  Mount  Misery  pond) ;  all  to  be  sold.  Wife,  Mary,  £1000  from 
proceeds  of  said  sale  and  £50  yearly  while  widow;  also  3  beds  and 
bedding,  1  mahogany  tea  table,  2  dining  tables,  table  linens,  2 
looking  glasses,  6  large  silver  spoons,  9  small  ones,  a  set  of  China, 
1  dozen  pewter  plates,   V2  dozen  dishes,  2  iron  pots,  2  brass  kettles 


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and  %  dozen  Windsor  chairs;  also  use  of  2  rooms  in  house,  while 
widow.  To  cousin,  Rachel  Newbold,  £50.  To  friend,  Thomas  Burgis, 
£50.  Daughter,  Martha,  remainder  of  real  and  personal,  and  clock, 
when  18.  Should  daughter,  Martha,  die  without  issue  before  of 
age,  nephew,  John  Newbold  Offley,  to  have  home  plantation,  which 
grandfather,  Michael  Newbold,  purchased  of  Daniel  Bacon;  also  Vi 
of  cedar  swamps  on  north  branch  of  Mount  Misery  Pond;  provide 
he  pays  his  sisters,  Rachel  and  Mary  Offley,  £100  each,  and  to  my 
sister,  Rachel  Newbold's  daughters,  i.e.,  Ann  Lydia  and  Sarah  New- 
bold,  £100  each,  when  he  is  21.  To  nephew,  John  Newbold  Reeve 
(should  daughter  die  before  of  age),  plantation  my  father  purchased 
of  Thomas  Haines,  Jr.  and  plantation  testator  purchased  of  John 
Haines,  together  with  other  half  of  cedar  swamp  on  north  branch 
of  Mount  Misery  Pond;  provided  he  pays  his  sister,  Martha  Reeve, 
£100,  when  he  is  21.  Executors — cousins,  William  Newbold  and 
Caleb  Newbold.  Witnesses — Samuel  Pancoast,  Thomas  Newbold, 
James  Pancoast  and  Cleayton  Newbold.    Proved  Nov.  26,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  223. 
1796,  Jan.   13.    Inventory,  £1402.12.10;  made  by  Cleayton  New- 
bold,  Thomas  Newbold  and  Peter  Ellis.  File  11616C. 


1793,  July  9.  Newbold,  William,  Sr.,  of  Chesterfield  Twsp.,  (late 
of  Springfield  Twsp.),  Burlington  Co.;  will  of.  Sons,  Barzillai  and 
William,  home  plantation;  also  right  in  tract  of  land  in  Hanover 
Twsp.,  held  in  common  with  Stacy  Biddle,  divided  between  them, 
they  paying  as  follows;  son,  Charles,  £1,500;  daughter  Edith  Lawrie 
(wife  of  Joseph  Lawrie),  £750;  and  daughter,  Susannah  Newbold, 
£750.  Son,  Thomas,  plantation  in  Springfield  whereon  Job  White- 
house  now  dwells;  (he  paying  my  son,  John,  £1,'500,  and  daugh- 
ter, Susannah,  £50,  and  to  my  ward,  Lydia  Williams,  £150  when  18) ; 
also  my  rights  and  share  to  and  in  the  Barnegat  or  Long  Beach, 
Monmouth  Co.  The  5  sons,  i.e.,  Barzillai,  Thomas,  Charles,  Wil- 
liam and  John,  my  shares  and  rights  of  Propriety;  also  rights  in 
land  at  Squan,  called  the  Salt  Works  tract  held  in  common  with 
Cleayton  Newbold,  and  residue  of  other  lands  in  Monmouth  and 
Burlington  Counties;  also  each  one  share  of  residue  of  personal. 
Son-in-law,  Joseph  Lawrie,  right  and  share  in  cedar  swamp  on  Wad- 
ing River  held  in  common  with  Samuel  Hough.  To  Abel  Peterson 
and  Acha  Peterson  (son  and  daughter  of  Abraham  Peterson),  200 
acres  of  Proprietary  Rights,  to  be  located  in  the  neighborhood  of 
Shourd's  Mill  branch,  when  of  age;  should  both  die  before  of  age, 
same  to  Abraham  Peterson  and  Hannah  Peterson  his  wife,  during 
their  life;  after  which  same  is  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  divided  be- 
tween my  7  children.  Son,  Charles,  to  sell  all  lands  in  Bedford  Co., 
Pennsylvania;  proceeds  to  go  to  my  estate.  Daughter,  Susannah,  2 
beds,  bedding,  2  chests  of  drawers,  one  bureau,  dining  table,  tea 
table,  6  silver  tea  spoons  marked  W.  N.  and  6  silver  table  spoons 
marked  W.  N. ;  also  1  share  of  personal.  Daughter,  Edith  Lawrie,  6 
silver  table  spoons  in  her  possession  and  5  silver  tea  spoons  marked 
S.S.  and  a  pewter  dish  (a  present  from  Mary  Noble).  To  boy,  Will- 
iam Man  Warren,  £10  when  21.  Negro  girl,  Cloe,  £10  and  to  be  set 
free;  3  negro  men,  also  to  be  set  free.  Deed  to  be  given  Isaac  Potts 
for  the  Oswago  Mills,  sold  to  him  with  my  co-partner,  Samuel  Hough. 
Executors — sons,  Barzillai,  Thomas  and  William.  Witnesses — Sam- 
uel Ivins,  John  Warren,  John  Lawrence.     Proved  Feb.  4,  1794. 

Lib.  33,  p.  476;  File  11554C. 


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1793,  July  27,  Newbury,  Stephen,  of  Shrewsbury  Twsp.,  Mon- 
mouth Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Mary,  use  of  land  and  tenements  during 
her  life.  Eldest  son,  Seth,  (after  wife's  decease),  all  land;  also,  1 
yoke  of  oxen,  wagon,  plow  and  carpenter's  tools.  Son,  William,  1 
bed.  Eldest  daughter,  Hannah  Newman,  10  shillings,  and  goods  lent 
her.  Residue  divided  between  son  William,  Rachel  Bennet,  Jamime 
Newbury  and  wife  Mary.  Executors — son,  Seth  Newbury,  and  friend 
James  Bell.  Witnesses — John  White,  Jacob  White,  Joel  Wooley, 
Proved  Dec.  20,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  241. 

1793,  Oct.  19.  Inventory,  £74.11;  made  by  Samuel  Longstreet 
and  John  White,  Jr.  File  6919-6928M, 

1792,  Sept.  15.  Newcomb,  Joseph,  of  Downs  Twsp.,  Cumberland 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Abigail,  goods  she  brought  with  her.  Son,  Baze, 
part  of  home  plantation  on  west  side  of  road  to  Benjamin  Chard's 
line.  Son,  Eathan,  other  part  of  plantation  on  east  side  of  road. 
Son,  David,  plantation  where  he  now  lives;  also  15  acres  of  marsh 
lying  below  Thomas  Blizard's  in  Turkey  Point.  Son,  Joseph,  64  acres 
adjoining  John  Barton's  land.  Daughters,  Elizabeth  Brown  and 
Sarah  Westcott,  10  shillings  each.  Sons,  David,  Eathan  and  Joseph, 
movable  estate  divided  between  them.  Executor — son,  Baze  [Bayse] 
Newcomb.  Witnesses —  Silas  Sheppard,  Jonathan  Shaw  and  Henry 
Shaw.     Proved  Aug.  16,  1793.  Lib.  33,  p.  129. 

1793,  Aug.  14.  Inventory,  £126.10.6;  made  by  Norton  Lawrence 
and  James  Ogden.  File  1047F. 

1787,  June  3.  Newcomb,  Pleasant,  of  Cumberland  Co.,  widow; 
will  of.  Daughter,  Grace  Page,  5  shillings.  Sons,  Butler  and  David 
Newcomb,  a  tract  of  land  purchased  of  Nathan  Newcomb.  Personal 
estate  to  be  equally  divided  between,  Nathan  Newcomb,  Butler, 
David  and  Elizabeth  Newcomb.  (Relationship  not  stated.)  Ex- 
ecutor— son,  Butler  Newcomb.  Witnesses — Uriah  Long,  Constant 
Long,  Eunice  Long.     Proved  Apr.  8,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  280. 

1791,  Mar.  11.  Inventory,  £184.3.4;  made  by  Jonadah  Sheppard 
and  William  Young.  File  102  IF. 

1785,  Oct.  9.  Newell,  Dr.  James,  of  Allentown,  Upper  Freehold 
Twsp.,  Monmouth  Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Elizabeth,  use  of  house  and 
lot,  stock  and  negroes,  during  her  life;  also  use  of  land  adjoining 
Alexander  Montgomery  for  support  of  children  until  youngest  is  of 
age.  Son,  Elisha,  stock  of  medicine,  books  and  instruments  and  a 
negro  boy;  also  house  and  lot  in  Allentown  after  wife's  decease;  he 
paying  his  brother,  John,  £50.  Son,  John,  £200  and  a  negro  boy, 
when  21.  Son,  Robert,  £200,  when  21.  Daughters,  Peggy  Hay  and 
Mary  Grandine,  each  £200.  Daughters,  Elizabeth  and  Nancy,  each 
a  negro  girl  and  £200  a  piece,  when  they  marry.  Rest  of  real  and 
personal  estate  to  be  sold  and  proceeds  of  wife's  estate,  all  to  be 
divided  between  children  after  wife's  decease.  Executors — wife, 
Elizabeth,  and  son,  Elisha,  and  friend,  Elisha  Lawrence,  Jr.  "Wit- 
nesses— Robert  Montgomery,  Samuel  Covenhoven  and  Edward 
Taylor,  Jr. 

1791,  Feb.  15.  Codicil.  Son,  Elisha,  to  have  land  purchased 
from  Nathan  Robins.     Witnesses — none.     Proved  Mar.  21,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  384. 

1791,  Mar.  18.  Inventory,  £3,922.6.3;  made  by  Peter  Covenhoven 
and  Henry  Harper. 


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1799,  Aug.  15.  Elizabeth  Newell  having  died  before  taking  upon 
herself  the  execution  of  said  will;  and  Elisha  Newell  and  Elisha 
Lawrence  Jr.,  the  other  two  executors,  having  since  died  intestate 
leaving  said  estate  only  partly  administered.  Adm'r — D.  B.  N. — 
Robert  Montgomery.  Fellowbondsmen — Burnet  Montgomery  and 
Walter  Van  Skyver  [Van  Sciver] ;  all  of  said  Co.         Lib.  38,  p.  322. 

1799,  Oct.  16.  Inventory  of  estate  left  unadministered,  £762.15.0; 
made  by  James  Bruere  and  James  H.  Imlav. 

File  6569-6547M,  8123-8128M. 

1792,  Aug.  8.  Newell,  John,  of  Middlesex  Co.  Ward.  Son  of 
Adam  Newell,  of  said  Co.,  dec'd;  makes  choice  of  Henry  Waggoner 
as  his  Guardian.  Guardian — Henry  Waggoner.  Fellowbondsman — 
Samuel  Kar;  both  of  said  Co.  Lib.  34,  p.  317;  File  8083-8086L. 

1794,  Jan.  29.  Newell,  John  L.,  of  Monmouth  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Elisha  Newell.  Fellowbondsman — Daniel  Hendrickson;  both  of  Upper 
Freehold  Twsp.,  said  Co.  Lib.  33,  p.  423;  File  7085-7086M. 

1791,  Oct.  15.  Newell,  Peter,  of  Hunterdon  Co.  Int.  Adm'rs — 
William  Housel  and  Joseph  Hankinson.  Fellowbondsman  —  Henry 
Carkhuff;  all  of  Reading  Town,  said  Co.  Lib.  32,  p.  377. 

1791,  Oct.  10.  Inventory,  £328.13.5,  made  by  John  Davis  and 
Henry  Carkhuff. 

1792,  Oct.  15.     Account  by  the  Adm'rs.  File  r569J. 

1795,  Jan.  31.  Newman,  Emanuel,  of  Hardyston  Twsp.,  Sussex 
Co.;  will  of.  Wife,  Ann,  household  furniture,  12  sheep,  2  cows  and 
all  grain;  also  part  of  plantation  on  south  side  of  road  up  the 
mountain  past  the  schoolhouse  where  John  Wood  lives  and  on  the 
Meeting  house  near  Captain  Thomas  Hill,  to  ditch  of  the  lands  of 
Robert  Ogden;  also  £80.  To  niece,  Ann  Wade  (wife  of  Samuel 
Wade),  £50.  Remainder  of  real  and  personal  to  be  sold.  Nephews, 
Joseph,  Jeremiah  and  John  Newman  (sons  of  brother  John)  each  1/9 
part  of  residue.  Nephews  and  nieces,  Emanuel,  David,  Jane,  James, 
John  and  Elizabeth  Newman  (children  of  brother  David),  each  1/9 
part  of  residue.  Executors — Evi  Adams  and  Robert  Ogden.  Wit- 
nesses— Andrew  Linn,  Thomas  Ridgway  and  Alexander  McLearning. 
Proved  Nov.  4,  1795.  Lib.  36,  p.  117;  File  641S. 

1795,  May  4.  Newton,  Isaac,  of  Cape  May  Co.  Int.  Adm'r — 
Robert  C.  Schenck.  Fellowbondsman — Ellis  Hughes;  both  of  said 
Co.  Lib.  36,  p.  189. 

1796,  May,  7.  Inventory,  £24.13.2;  made  by  Ellis  Hughes  and 
Jacob  Eldredge.  File  628E. 

1792,  Jan.  24.  Newton,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.;  will  of.  Wife, 
Hannah,  %  of  real  and  personal  during  her  life;  also  use  of  other 
%  until  children  are  of  age;  also,  horse,  wagon  and  harness,  2  yoke 
of  oxen  and  3  negro  slaves,  while  my  widow.  Should  child  wife  is 
carrying  (unborn)  be  a  boy,  he  is  to  have  home  plantation  with 
plantation  Henry  Stevens  lives  on,  when  of  age;  if  child  is  a  girl, 
the  land  to  be  equally  divided  with  other  daughter.  Daughter, 
Elizabeth  Newton,  plantation  in  Cumberland  Co.;  also  all  personal 
should  unborn  child  be  a  boy;  %  of  personal  if  a  girl.  Should 
children  die  before  of  age,  estate  to  wife.  Executrix — wife,  Hannah. 


270     NEW  JERSEY  POST-REVOLUTIONARY  DOCUMENTS 

Witnesses — Eleazar    Hand,    David    Hughes,    Judith    Hand,    Rachel 
Hughes.     Proved  Aug.  20,  1794.  Lib.  35,  p.  106. 

1797,  July  31.  Int.  Hannah  Hand,  the  Executrix,  being  dec'd. 
Adm'r — Eleazar  Hand.  Fellowbondsmen — Joseph  Hughes  and  Jacob 
Hughes;  all  of  said  Co.  File  609E. 

1787,  Aug.  9.  Nicholson,  Hannah,  of  Salem,  Salem  Co.,  widow; 
will  of.  Son,  Abel  Nicholson,  5  shillings,  as  he  has  been  provided 
for  by  his  father's  last  will.  Son,  Darkin,  all  that  plantation  where- 
on he  now  lives,  and  8  acres  of  woodland  off  the  place  where  David 
Hacket  formerly  lived  adjoining  the  woodland  of  Thomas  Clement. 
Remainder  of  the  David  Hacket  plantation  in  Elsinburnoy  [Elsinboro] 
Twsp.,  to  be  divided  equally  between  my  4  daughters,  i.e.,  Elizabeth 
Hacket,  Ruth  Willson,  Hannah  and  Gail  Nicholson,  and  they  are  also 
to  have  the  Tilbury  Marshes.  To  2  youngest  daughters,  Hannah  and 
Gail,  £20  each.  To  daughter,  Ruth  Willson,  £10.  Residue  of 
personal  estate  to  the  4  daughters.  Executors — William  Wilson 
and  Thomas  Clement.  Witnesses — Thos.  Goodwin,  Samuel  Chester, 
John  Mclntire.     Proved  Jan.  15,  1791.  Lib.  32,  p.  236. 

1791,  Jan.  6.  Inventory,  £208.17.10;  made  by  John  Walker  and 
Thomas  Thompson.  File   198'5Q. 

1794,  July  24.  Nicholson,  Mark,  of  Pilesgrove,  Salem  Co.;  will  of. 
Son,  Joseph,  all  real  and  personal.  Executors — Joseph  Sloan,  Able 
Nicholson  and  son,  Joseph  Nicholson.  Witnesses — ^James  Risley, 
Ann  Lightfoot,  Bateman  Lloyd.     Proved  Aug.  8,  1794. 

Lib.  35,  p.  92;  File  2109Q. 

1794,  June  28.  Nicholson,  Samuel,  Sr.,  of  Elsenborough  Twsp., 
Salem  Co. ;  will  of.  Son,  Samuel,  plantation  in  Mannington  Twsp. 
whereon  he  now  lives,  plantation  in  Elsenborough  Twsp.,  in  the 
tenure  of  William  Carpenter  (excepting  50  acres  occupied  by 
Thomas  Folwell  and  John  Craft  and  a  house  in  the  tenure  of  Isaac 
Fox),  and  15  acres  of  wild  marsh  purchased  of  Jedediah  and  David 
Allen;  also  Vs  of  personal.  Grandson,  Joshua  Thompson,  house  and 
lot  where  Isaac  Fox  lives,  8  acres  of  swamp  out  of  home  plantation 
adjoining  lands  of  William  Abbott  and  John  James,  and  12  acres 
of  wild  marsh  on  Alloways  Creek;  also  £100.  Grandson,  Samuel 
Thompson,  remainder  of  home  plantation  with  island  and  wild 
marsh  on  Alloways  Creek,  18  acres  in  the  Town  marsh,  50  acres  ad- 
joining plantation  on  which  William  Carpenter  lives  and  remainder 
of  wild  marsh  purchased  of  Jedediah  and  David  Allen;  all  in  trust 
during  his  life,  then  to  his  2  eldest  sons  and  if  without  male  issue, 
them  to  be  equally  divided  between  his  daughters  (grandson,  Joshua 
Thompson,  to  act  as  his  Trustee  and  Guardian  until  said  Samuel  is 
of  age).  Granddaughter,  Sarah  Ware  and  her  husband  Jacob  Ware, 
Vs  of  personal  and  %  of  plantation  in  Penns  Neck  whereon  they 
now  live,  during  their  lives,  then  to  their  son,  David  Ware;  they  to 
pay  to  granddaughter,  Grace  Ware's  son,  John  Ware  (son  of  Job 
Ware),  £200  into  hands  of  Job  Ware,  until  great  grandson,  John 
Ware,  is  of  age.  To  granddaughter,  Rachel  Thompson,  Vs  of  Penns 
Neck  plantation,  during  her  life,  then  to  her  heirs;  also  Va  of  residue 
of  personal.  To  the  Monthly  Meeting  at  Salem,  £50.  To  Hannah 
Acton  and  Sarah  Hall  (daughters  of  William  Hall)  and  Mary  Hall 
(daughter  of  John  Hall),  my  large  looking  glass,  silver  tankard, 
silver  porringer,  2  silver  table  and  4  silver  tea  spoons,  1  silver  pepper 
box  and  tea  tongs  (which  glass  and  plate  were  their  grandmother's), 


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to  be  divided  between  them.  To  Hannah  "Wills,  1  bed  with  furnish- 
ings, looking  glass,  and  1  silver  cream  pot  and  tea  tongs.  Executors 
— son,  Samuel  and  grandson,  Joshua.  Witnesses — Joseph  Hall, 
James  Dorrell  and  Thomas  Clement.     Proved  Sept.  15,  1795. 

Lib.  35,  p.  326;  File  2111Q. 

1791,  Feb.  9.  Nickleson,  John,  of  Cape  May  Co.,  will  of.  Wife 
Armela,  use  of  the  plantation  (bought  of  Joseph  Hays),  while  she 
remains  my  widow,  and  the  right  to  cut  and  sell  the  wood  from 
my  Haige  place,  and  whiteoak  swamp  tract,  in  order  to  provide  for 
the  child  with  whom  she  is  pregnant.  To  posthumous  child  (whether 
male  or  female),  %  of  the  plantation  bought  of  Joseph  Hays  in  the 
Lower  precinct,  joining  lands  of  Elisha  Hand  and  others.  To  my 
acknowledged  son,  James  Nickleson,  born  of  the  body  of  Katharine 
Carty,  the  other  %  of  said  plantation.  Should  the  expected  child 
die,  or  should  my  son,  James,  die,  either  without  issue,  the  living 
survivor  to  have  the  whole  of  said  land;  but  if  both  die  without 
heirs,  my  daughter,  Sarah  Buck  shall  have  it.  Son,  James,  one 
moiety  of  the  White  Oak  Swamp  in  the  Middle  Precinct,  bought  of 
Elihu  Smith;  daughter,  Sarah  Buck,  the  other  Vz  part.  To  expected 
child,  a  piece  of  land  at  Absecon,  Gloucester  Co.  Son,  James,  and 
daughter,  Sarah  Buck,  a  meadow  near  Goshen  Creek,  bought  of 
Aaron  Eldridge.  Plantation  in  the  Middle  Precinct  bought  of 
Benjamin  Taylor,  and  the  house  on  land  formerly  David  Schillinger's, 
to  be  sold.  Residue  of  moveables  to  wife.  Executor — friend,  John 
Stiles,  of  the  Lower  Precinct.  Witnesses — Richard  Edmunds,  Thomas 
Bancrofts,  Jeremiah  Eldridge.     Proved  Mar.  31,   1791. 

Lib.  32,  p.  283. 

1791,  Mar.  31.  Renunciation  by  John  Stiles  as  executor;  also 
renunciation  by  Armela  Nickleson,  the  widow. 

1791,  Mar.  31.  Bond  of  Charles  Allen,  as  Adm'r,  with  will 
annexed.      Fellowbondsman — Ellis   Hughes;   both   of  said   Co. 

1792,  May  22.  Inventory,  £49.13.6;  made  by  Elisha  Hand  and 
George  Taylor.  File  '558E. 

1794,  May  26.  Nicolaus,  Stephen,  of  Hope,  Sussex  Co.,  yeoman; 
will  of.  Wife,  Anna,  use  and  management  of  estate,  while  widow 
and  with  consent  of  the  Congregation's  Direction;  should  daughter, 
Johanna,  be  put  in  possession  of  house,  wife,  to  have  interest  of 
£300,  for  life.  Daughter,  Johanna,  whole  estate  after  wife's  de- 
cease; and  Adolph  Hartman,  her  Guardian,  until  18.  Executors — 
wife  Anna,  and  friend,  Adolph  Hartman.  Witnesses — Frederick 
Limback  and  David  Tompler.     Proved  Dec.  22,   1795 

Lib.  36,  p.  116. 

1795,  Nov.  24.  Inventory,  £470.1.8;  made  by  Dan